Syhes Hored

Chrysanthemum

Denomination: 'Syhes Hored'
Trade name: Hestia Hot Red
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: 2010-04-09
Application Number: 10-6931
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-12-14
Certificate Number: 4440
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2030-12-14

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Nutty Fiona Bronze'

Summary: The plant of 'Syhes Hored' has a hemispherical growth habit while the plant of 'Nutty Fiona Bronze' has a semi-upright growth habit. The leaf of 'Syhes Hored' is longer than the leaf of 'Nutty Fiona Bronze'. The inner side of the ray floret of 'Syhes Hored' is dark purple red to red while the inner side of the ray floret of 'Nutty Fiona Bronze' is brown red with tones of red. The outer side of the ray floret of 'Syhes Hored' is light yellow with dark pink red in the middle zone and at the apex while the outer side of the ray floret of 'Nutty Fiona Bronze' is light yellow orange with brown red in the middle zone and at the apex.

Description:

PLANT: bushy, hemispherical growth habit, dense branching
STEM: green tinged with purple or brown

LEAF: moderately upwards attitude of petiole, terminal lobe medium to long in length relative to leaf length, lowest lateral lobe of sinus medium to deep in depth with diverging margins, obtuse base, medium glossiness on upper side, medium green on upper side, margin indentations few to medium in number and medium to deep

INFLORESCENCE: flat-corymbiform, many flower heads per plant
BUD: outer side brown purple (RHS 184A-B)
FLOWER HEAD: double, medium height, dense ray florets, predominately ligulate type ray florets
RAY FLORET: horizontal attitude of basal part, two keels on upper surface, absent to very short corolla tube, flat to weakly convex in cross section at widest point, flat margin, straight along longitudinal axis, emarginate tip, inner side dark purple red to red (RHS 46A-B) with yellow (RHS 3A) secondary colour in a solid pattern at the base and yellow brown (RHS 167C) tertiary colour in a mottled pattern at the basal quarter, outer side light yellow (RHS 10B-C) with dark pink red (RHS N34C) in the middle zone and apex.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Syhes Hored' originated from a controlled cross made in Alva, Florida, USA between December 2006 and March 2007. The female parent was the variety 'Yobrandi' and the male parent was the variety 'Cyclops'. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in June 2007. A single plant from the progeny was selected by the breeder on November 6, 2007 in Alva, Florida. The new variety was selected based on criteria for flower colour, flower type, flower size, early flowering, response time and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Syhes Hored' were conducted in an outdoor irrigated trial during the summer of 2011 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 20 cm pots on June 23, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of the candidate variety on September 16, 2011 and the reference variety on September 21, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Syhes Hored' with reference variety 'Nutty Fiona Bronze'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Syhes Hored' 'Nutty Fiona Bronze'
mean 5.3 4.2
std. deviation 0.89 0.35

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Syhes Hored' 'Nutty Fiona Bronze'
inner side 46A-B 179A (redder than) with tones of 42A
outer side 10B-C with N34C in middle and at apex 19C with 180C-D in middle and at apex

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Chrysanthemum: 'Syhes Hored' (left) with reference variety 'Nutty Fiona Bronze' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'Syhes Hored' (left) with reference variety 'Nutty Fiona Bronze' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'Syhes Hored' (left) with reference variety 'Nutty Fiona Bronze' (right)

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