Synjac Peafus

Chrysanthemum

Denomination: 'Synjac Peafus'
Trade name: Jacqueline Peach Fusion
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Basel
4058
Switzerland
Breeder: Mark Smith, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Gilroy, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2009-10-30
Application Number: 09-6767
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-12-05
Certificate Number: 4232
Date rights surrendered: 2014-10-03

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Yojacqueline' (Jacqueline Pink Fusion)

Summary: The stem of 'Synjac Peafus' is green tinged with purple while the stem of 'Yojacqueline' is green. The leaf of 'Synjac Peafus' is shorter than the leaf of 'Yojacqueline'. The length of the terminal lobe relative to the leaf length is short for 'Synjac Peafus' while it is medium in length for 'Yojacqueline'. The inner side of the ray floret of 'Synjac Peafus' is purple underlaid with light yellow orange while the inner side of the ray floret of 'Yojacqueline' is purple underlaid with violet. The outer side of the ray floret of 'Synjac Peafus' is purple red underlaid with light yellow while the outer side of the ray floret of 'Yojacqueline' is violet underlaid with light blue violet.

Description:

PLANT: bushy, hemispherical growth habit, dense branching, green stem tinged with purple

LEAF: moderately upwards attitude of petiole, short terminal lobe relative to leaf length, obtuse to rounded base, upper side medium green with absent or very weak glossiness
LOWEST LATERAL SINUS: shallow, diverging margins

INFLORESCENCE: many flower heads per plant
FLOWER HEAD: double
RAY FLORETS: medium to dense, ligulate type, basal part moderately ascending, upper surface with two keels, short corolla tube, weakly concave to flat profile in cross section at widest point, flat to weakly revolute margin, revolute part at distal half, weakly curving to straight longitudinal axis, curved part at distal quarter, ray florets at inner row straight along longitudinal axis, dentate tip, inner side purple (RHS 58A) underlaid with light yellow orange (RHS 11D), outer side purple red (RHS 54C) underlaid with light yellow (RHS 11B-C), florets at inner row purple red (RHS 54C) underlaid with light yellow (RHS 11C) on inner side, outer side light yellow (RHS 11C).

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Synjac Peafus' originated from a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of the parent variety 'Yojacqueline'. The variety was discovered and selected by the breeder in November 2006 in Alva, Florida, USA. Selection was based on criteria for flower colour and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Synjac Peafus' were conducted in an outdoor irrigated trial during the summer of 2010 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 20 cm pots on June 29, 2010. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on September 20, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Synjac Peafus' with reference variety 'Yojacqueline'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Synjac Peafus' 'Yojacqueline'
mean 2.8 3.5
std. deviation 0.21 0.26

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Synjac Peafus' 'Yojacqueline'
inner side - fully open 58A, underlaid with 11D 70B, underlaid with 75A
inner side - aged aging to 54C-D, underlaid with 11C NN155D, overlaid with 75B-C
outer side 54C, underlaid with 11B-C 75A-B, underlaid with 76D

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Synjac Peafus
Chrysanthemum: 'Synjac Peafus' (left) with reference variety 'Yojacqueline' (right)

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Synjac Peafus
Chrysanthemum: 'Synjac Peafus' (left) with reference variety 'Yojacqueline' (right)

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Synjac Peafus
Chrysanthemum: 'Synjac Peafus' (left) with reference variety 'Yojacqueline' (right)

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