|Trade name:||Dragon Improved|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Mark Smith, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Gilroy, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2012-12-14|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2030-12-14|
Variety used for comparison: 'Days'
Summary: The plant of 'Syast Draip' is shorter than the plant of 'Days'. The involucre of 'Syast Draip' is smaller in diameter than the involucre of 'Days'. The disc of 'Syast Draip' is larger in diameter than the disc of 'Days'. The stamen of 'Syast Draip' has a light yellow filament and yellow anthers while the stamen of 'Days' has a red-purple filament and dark red-purple anthers.
STEM: medium green, very weak anthocyanin colouration at internode and at leaf axil, medium pubescence, thin, ribbed shape
LEAF: alternate arrangement, simple, linear to slightly lanceolate, acute apex, entire margin, very sparse pubescence on upper side, medium green on upper side, very weak anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: head type inflorescence, erect attitude
RAY FLORET: hortizontal attitude, many in number, elliptic shape, obtuse apex, straight, flat in cross section, upper side blue violet (RHS 90C-D) with violet (RHS N87B) tones, colour slightly lighter at base, lower side blue violet (RHS N88C-D)
STAMENS: light yellow filament, yellow anthers.
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Syast Draip' originated from an open pollinated cross made in August 2003 in Alva, Florida, USA. The cross was between the female parent, the variety 'Yodaydream', and pollen from an unknown male parent. Seed from the resultant cross was collected and sown on April 26, 2004. The new variety was selected by the breeder on September 20, 2004, based on criteria for flower colour and size, response time and plant habit.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Syast Draip' were conducted in an outdoor 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 a single rooted cutting transplanted into a 20 cm standard pot on June 23, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on September 29, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Syast Draip' with reference variety 'Days'
Plant height (cm)
Involucre diameter (mm)
Disc diameter (cm)
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