Synyel Lucien


Denomination: 'Synyel Lucien'
Trade name: Yellow Lucienne
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Wendy Bergman, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Alva, 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: 09-6773
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-04-26
Certificate Number: 4502
Date rights surrendered: 2014-04-17

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunny Yomistique' (Sunny Mistique)

Summary: The plant of 'Synyel Lucien' is taller than the plant of 'Sunny Yomistique'. The leaf of 'Synyel Lucien' has parallel and converging margins of the lowest lateral sinus while the leaf of 'Sunny Yomistique' has diverging margins of the lowest lateral sinus. The base of the leaf of 'Synyel Lucien' is truncate and asymmetrical while the base of the leaf blade of 'Sunny Yomistique' is obtuse. The flower head of 'Synyel Lucien' is semi-double while the flower head of 'Sunny Yomistique' is single. The inner side of the ray floret of 'Synyel Lucien' is yellow while it is yellow-green for 'Sunny Yomistique'. The outer side of the ray floret is a darker yellow for 'Synyel Lucien' than for 'Sunny Yomistique'.


PLANT: bushy type, semi-upright growth habit, green stem

PETIOLE: moderately upwards to horizontal attitude, medium length relative to leaf length
LEAF: terminal lobe long relative to leaf length, lowest lateral sinus deep with parallel to converging margins, base truncate and asymmetric, upper side dark green with weak glossiness, few medium depth margin indentations

FLOWER: medium to many flower heads per plant, outer side of bud yellow (RHS 3C), semi-double daisy head type
RAY FLORETS: two to three rows, predominantly ligulate type, moderately ascending to horizontal attitude, upper surface with two keels, absent or very short corolla tube, flat profile in cross section, flat margin, straight along longitudinal axis, tip dentate and mamillate
RAY FLORET: inner side yellow (RHS 5B) with darker yellow (RHS 5A) at apex and upper veins, outer side yellow (RHS 7D)
DISC: medium diameter relative to head diameter, slightly domed in cross section, green to yellowish before anther dehiscence with no dark spot at centre, yellow orange at anther dehiscence.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Synyel Lucien' originated from a controlled pollination conducted in May 2004 in Salinas, California, USA. The female parent was designated YB-A5357, a proprietary seedling with orange flower colour and the male parent was designated YB-A8601, a proprietary seedling with light bronze flower colour. The resultant seed was sown in September 2004 Alva, Florida, USA and the new variety was selected as a single plant from the progeny in March 2005. The selection criteria included flower colour and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Synyel Lucien' were conducted in a greenhouse trial during the Fall of 2011 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. On August 16, 2011, fifty unrooted cuttings were directly stuck into 11 cm pots, with 5 cuttings per pot. The trial included a total of 10 pots of each variety spaced 30 cm apart. Plants were pinched once prior to short day treatment. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on November 3, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Synyel Lucien' with reference variety 'Sunny Yomistique'

Plant height (cm)

  'Synyel Lucien' 'Sunny Yomistique'
mean 17.3 14.8
std. deviation 0.55 0.55

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Synyel Lucien' 'Sunny Yomistique'
inner side 5B, 5A at apex 4C, 5C at apex
outer side 7D 3C

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Synyel Lucien
Chrysanthemum: 'Synyel Lucien' (left) with reference variety 'Sunny Yomistique' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'Synyel Lucien' (left) with reference variety 'Sunny Yomistique' (right)

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Synyel Lucien
Chrysanthemum: 'Synyel Lucien' (left) with reference variety 'Sunny Yomistique' (right)

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