Denomination: 'SYEP23203'
Trade name: Neva
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Katharina Zerr, Syngenta Seeds GmbH, Hillscheid, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2010-03-08
Application Number: 10-6882
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-07-11
Certificate Number: 4845
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-07-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Prestige'

Summary: The plants of 'SYEP23203' are narrower than those of 'Prestige'. The deepest sinus on the leaf blades of 'SYEP23203' is very shallow whereas that on 'Prestige' is medium depth. The petioles of 'SYEP23203' are shorter than those of 'Prestige'. There are a medium number of bracts on the plants of 'SYEP23203' and many bracts on the plants of 'Prestige'. The largest bract on 'SYEP23203' is smaller than that on 'Prestige'. The lower side of the bracts of 'SYEP23203' are dark pink red whereas those of 'Prestige' are red. The bracts of 'SYEP23203' have medium rugosity between the veins whereas those of 'Prestige' have absent or very weak rugosity. The cyme of 'SYEP23203' is narrower than that of 'Prestige'. The cyathia of 'SYEP23203' open mid season whereas those of 'Prestige' open early.


PLANT: branching present
STEM: weak to medium intensity of green colour on middle third, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on middle third, weak anthocyanin colouration on upper third

LEAF: ovate, wedge-shaped base, one colour on upper side, strong intensity of green colour, green and red main vein on upper side, none or few lobes, deepest sinus is shallow, absent or weak curvature of main vein
PETIOLE: absent to weak intensity of green colour on upper side, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration on lower side
TRANSITIONAL LEAVES: very few partly bract-coloured leaf blades, few to medium number of fully bract-coloured leaf blades, absent or weak lobing, absent or weak curvature along main vein of fully bract-coloured leaf blade

BRACT: medium number, ovate largest bract, one colour on upper side, upper side red (RHS 45B), no marbling on upper side, no spotting on upper side, lower side dark pink red (RHS 45D), weak folding along the main vein, no twisting, medium rugosity between veins
CYME: mid season opening of the cyathia
CYATHIUM GLADE: medium size, green yellow, no deformation

Origin & Breeding History: 'SYEP23203' originated from a cross pollination conducted in Hillscheid, Germany in June 2003 between the female parent proprietary seedling identified as S90-1901-1 and pollen from the male parent variety 'Fispoin 7776'. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Hillscheid, Germany in February 2004. A single plant was selected by the breeder in December 2004 based on bract colour, inflorescence size, foliage colour, branch strength and plant habit. The new variety was tested in trials at greenhouses in Hillscheid, Germany, Enkhuzein, The Netherlands and Boulder, Colorado, USA, in April 2005. Further evaluations in greenhouse trials were conducted in the fall of 2007 and 2008.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'SYEP23203' were conducted in a greenhouse in St. Catharines, Ontario. Trials included 25 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on July 30, 2012. Pots were spaced 27 cm apart, from the pot centre. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on December 4, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'SYEP23203' with reference variety 'Prestige'

Plant width (cm)

  'SYEP23203' 'Prestige'
mean 59.3 66.9
std. deviation 1.70 3.03

Petiole length (cm)

  'SYEP23203' 'Prestige'
mean 5.1 9.1
std. deviation 0.47 0.71

Largest bract length (cm)

  'SYEP23203' 'Prestige'
mean 11.0 17.3
std. deviation 0.84 1.07

Largest bract width (cm)

  'SYEP23203' 'Prestige'
mean 6.7 8.8
std. deviation 0.63 0.48

Colour of bract (RHS)

  'SYEP23203' 'Prestige'
lower side 45D close to 47B

Cyme width (cm)

  'SYEP23203' 'Prestige'
mean 2.0 3.0
std. deviation 0.16 0.32

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Poinsettia: 'SYEP23203' (left) with reference variety 'Prestige' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'SYEP23203' (left) with reference variety 'Prestige' (right)

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Poinsettia: 'SYEP23203' (left) with reference variety 'Prestige' (right)

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