|Trade name:||Marsha Pink|
|Botanical Name:||Chrysanthemum ×morifolium|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Mark Smith, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Gilroy, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2011-12-05|
|Date rights surrendered:||2014-10-03|
Variety used for comparison: 'Yocecilia' (Cecilia Lilac)
Summary: The plants of 'Synmar Pinka' are narrower than the plants of 'Yocecilia'. The growth habit of 'Synmar Pinka' is hemispherical while the growth habit of 'Yocecelia' is semi-upright. The inner side of the ray floret is purple with violet undertones for 'Synmar Pinka' while the inner side of the ray floret of 'Yocecilia' is purple with white undertones.
PLANT: bushy, hemispherical growth habit, dense branching, green stem tinged with purple
LEAF: moderately upwards to horizontal attitude of petiole, medium length terminal lobe relative to leaf length, rounded base, upper side medium to dark green with absent or very weak glossiness, medium depth margin indentations
LOWEST LATERAL SINUS: shallow, diverging margins
INFLORESCENCE: many flower heads per plant
FLOWER HEAD: semi-double
RAY FLORETS: medium density, ligulate type, basal part moderately ascending to horizontal, upper surface with two keels, very short corolla tube, flat profile in cross section at widest point, flat margin, straight longitudinal axis, ray florets at inner row with weak incurving along longitudinal axis, incurving at distal quarter, pointed to dentate tip, inner side purple (RHS 70B) underlaid with violet (RHS 75A), outer side violet (RHS 75B) with darker violet (RHS 75A) along keels
DISC: small diameter relative to head diameter, slightly domed, yellow orange before and at anther dehiscence, dark spot occasionally present at centre.
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Synmar Pinka' originated from a controlled cross conducted in February 2006 in Alva, Florida, USA. The female parent was a proprietary seedling designated 02-M101 and the male parent was a proprietary seedling designated 00-M401. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in Alva, Florida and a single plant was selected from the progeny in October 2006, based on criteria for flower colour and plant habit.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Synmar 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 'Synmar Pinka' with reference variety 'Yocecilia'
Plant width (cm)
Colour of ray floret (RHS)
|inner side||70B underlaid with 75A||70B underlaid with white|
|outer side||75B with 75A along keels||75B-C|
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