Synmar Pinka


Denomination: 'Synmar Pinka'
Trade name: Marsha 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: 09-6771
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-12-05
Certificate Number: 4234
Date rights surrendered: 2014-10-03

Variety Description

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)

  'Synmar Pinka' 'Yocecilia'
mean 42.7 46.9
std. deviation 1.80 1.86

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Synmar Pinka' 'Yocecilia'
inner side 70B underlaid with 75A 70B underlaid with white
outer side 75B with 75A along keels 75B-C

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Synmar Pinka
Chrysanthemum: 'Synmar Pinka' (left) with reference variety 'Yocecilia' (right)

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Synmar Pinka
Chrysanthemum: 'Synmar Pinka' (left) with reference variety 'Yocecilia' (right)

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Synmar Pinka
Chrysanthemum: 'Synmar Pinka' (left) with reference variety 'Yocecilia' (right)

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