Synjac Pinka


Denomination: 'Synjac Pinka'
Trade name: Jacqueline Pink
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
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
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2009-10-30
Application Number: 09-6769
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-12-05
Certificate Number: 4233
Date rights surrendered: 2015-12-05

Variety Description

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

Summary: The flower head of 'Synjac Pinka' has fewer ray florets than the flower head of 'Yojacqueline'. The main colour on the inner side of the ray floret of 'Synjac Pinka' is purple underlaid with blue pink while the inner side of the ray floret of 'Yojacqueline' is purple underlaid with violet. The outer side of the ray floret of 'Synjac Pinka' is blue pink and violet underlaid with light blue violet while the outer side of the ray floret of 'Yojacqueline' is violet underlaid with light blue violet.


PLANT: bushy, hemispherical growth habit, dense branching, green stem

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

INFLORESCENCE: many flower heads per plant
RAY FLORETS: medium to dense, ligulate type, basal part moderately ascending, upper surface with two keels, absent to short corolla tube, flat profile in cross section at widest point, margin not rolled, straight longitudinal axis, ray florets at inner row with weak incurving along longitudinal axis, incurving at distal quarter, dentate tip, inner side purple (RHS 70A-B) with an underlay of blue pink (RHS N74D), ages to white (RHS NN155C-D) with streaks of violet (RHS 75A-B), outer side blue pink (RHS N74D) and violet (RHS 75A) with underlay of light blue violet (RHS 76C-D), florets in inner row purple (RHS 70A) on inner side with lighter purple (RHS 70B) at base.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Synjac Pinka' 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 Pinka' 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 21, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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

Number of ray florets

  'Synjac Pinka' 'Yojacqueline'
mean 44.2 56.5

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Synjac Pinka' 'Yojacqueline'
inner side 70A-B, underlaid with N74D 70B, underlaid with 75A
outer side N74D/75A, underlaid with 76C-D 75A-B, underlaid with 76D

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

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

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

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