Symarj Col


Denomination: 'Symarj Col'
Trade name: Marjean Coral
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: 2010-04-09
Application Number: 10-6932
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-12-14
Certificate Number: 4441
Date rights surrendered: 2014-10-03

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Lindsay Coral'

Summary: The plant of 'Symarj Col' is taller and narrower than the plant of 'Lindsay Coral'. The plant of 'Symarj Col' has a hemispherical growth habit while the plant of 'Lindsay Coral' has a semi-upright growth habit. The leaf of 'Symarj Col' is shorter than the leaf of 'Lindsay Coral'. The predominant shape of the leaf base is rounded and asymmetric for 'Symarj Col' while it is acute for 'Lindsay Coral'. The flower head of 'Symarj Col' is smaller in diameter than the flower head of 'Lindsay Coral'. The inner side of the ray floret is red pink for 'Symarj Col' while it is purple red for 'Lindsay Coral'.


PLANT: bushy, hemispherical growth habit, dense branching
STEM: green with purple on lower part of stem

LEAF: moderately upwards attitude of petiole, terminal lobe medium to long relative to leaf length, lowest lateral lobe of sinus shallow to medium in depth with diverging to parallel margins, rounded and asymmetric base, absent or weak glossiness on upper side, medium to dark green on upper side, margin indentations few to medium in number and medium in depth

INFLORESCENCE: flat corymbiform, many flower heads per plant
BUD: outer side red pink (RHS 51D) with light yellow orange (RHS 18D) tones
FLOWER HEAD: double, low height, dense ray florets, predominately ligulate type ray florets
RAY FLORET: horizontal attitude of basal part, two weak keels on upper surface, short corolla tube, flat in cross section at widest part, weakly involute margin at distal half, straight along longitudinal axis, tri-dentate tip, inner side red pink (RHS 51C-D) with light red pink (RHS 36A and 37C) secondary colour distributed throughout in a flushed pattern, purple red (RHS 59D) tertiary colour distributed throughout in weak flecks and streaks, outer side light yellow orange (RHS 18C-D) overlaid with red pink (RHS 51C).

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Symarj Col' originated from a controlled cross made in Alva, Florida, USA on October 15 2005. The female parent was a proprietary seedling designated 03-M341-PK DC and the male parent was a proprietary seedling designated 00-M401-CO DU. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in June 2006. A single plant from the progeny was selected by the breeder on November 8, 2006 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 'Symarj Col' 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 each variety on October 4, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Symarj Col' with reference variety 'Lindsay Coral'

Plant height (cm)

  'Symarj Col' 'Lindsay Coral'
mean 38.4 31.2
std. deviation 3.60 1.94

Plant width (cm)

  'Symarj Col' 'Lindsay Coral'
mean 52.8 57.4
std. deviation 5.21 1.84

Leaf length (cm)

  'Symarj Col' 'Lindsay Coral'
mean 4.1 6.8
std. deviation 0.46 0.54

Flower head diameter (cm)

  'Symarj Col' 'Lindsay Coral'
mean 4.6 5.0
std. deviation 0.11 0.30

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Symarj Col' 'Lindsay Coral'
inner side 51C-D 59D, fading to 58D

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Symarj Col
Chrysanthemum: 'Symarj Col' (left) with reference variety 'Lindsay Coral' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'Symarj Col' (left) with reference variety 'Lindsay Coral' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'Symarj Col' (left) with reference variety 'Lindsay Coral' (right)

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