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Denomination: 'Argyminyel'
Trade name: Sassy Compact Yellow
Botanical Name: Argyranthemum frutescens
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Theodorus C. M. van Kleinwee, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2010-02-09
Application Number: 10-6820
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-08-23
Certificate Number: 4364
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Comet Yellow' and 'Bonmadprose' (Madeira Primrose)

Summary: 'Argyminyel' has a smaller flower head diameter and shorter ray floret length than 'Comet Yellow' and 'Bonmadprose'. The main colour of the upper side of the ray floret of 'Argyminyel' is yellow whereas it is yellow green in 'Comet Yellow' and 'Bonmadprose'. 'Argyminyel' begins flowering early whereas 'Comet Yellow' begins late and 'Bonmadprose' begins mid-season.


PLANT: upright to rounded growth habit, medium density, no stem anthocyanin colouration, begins flowering early

LEAF: upper side medium green to blue green, medium depth incisions on the lateral lobe

FLOWER: single
RAY FLORET: straight along longitudinal axis, yellow (RHS 4A-B) on upper side, light yellow (RHS 4D) on lower side
DISC: yellow orange

Origin & Breeding History: 'Argyminyel' originated from an open pollination between two unknown parents carried out in July 2005 in Enkhuizen, the Netherlands. Seed was bulked from several plants and sown in a greenhouse in February 2006. The single plant was selected from the progeny in May 2006 based on flower colour and size, compact plant habit, branching characteristics and continuous abundant flowering.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Argyminyel' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2011 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trials included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 29, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 24, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Argyminyel' with reference varieties 'Comet Yellow' and 'Bonmadprose'

Flower head diameter (cm)

  'Argyminyel' 'Comet Yellow' 'Bonmadprose'
mean 2.4 3.7 2.9
std. deviation 0.13 0.14 0.24

Ray floret length (cm)

  'Argyminyel' 'Comet Yellow' 'Bonmadprose'
mean 0.8 1.5 1.0
std. deviation 0.05 0.08 0.06

Ray floret colour (RHS)

  'Argyminyel' 'Comet Yellow' 'Bonmadprose'
upper side 4A-B 1D 2C

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Argyranthemum: 'Argyminyel' (left) with reference varieties 'Comet Yellow' (centre) and 'Bonmadprose' (right)

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Argyranthemum: 'Argyminyel' (left) with reference varieties 'Comet Yellow' (centre) and 'Bonmadprose' (right)

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