Fisnics Pink


Denomination: 'Fisnics Pink'
Trade name: Sonic Pink
Botanical Name: Impatiens hawkeri
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Birgit Christa Hofmann, Bendorf, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2000-12-06
Application Number: 00-2447
Grant of Rights Date: 2003-02-13
Certificate Number: 1375
Date rights surrendered: 2016-02-13

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Delias Improved'

Summary: 'Fisnics Pink' produces plants with longer, more narrow leaves than 'Delias Improved'. Stem colour for 'Fisnics Pink' is light green while it is reddish for 'Delias Improved'. Intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the midrib and veins of the lower surface of the leaf blade for 'Fisnics Pink' is absent to very weak while it is weak to moderate for the midrib and weak for the veins of 'Delias Improved'. Flower colour for 'Fisnics Pink' is light, purple-red while for 'Delias Improved' it is a lighter, variable, purple-red. The flowers of 'Fisnics Pink' have a medium sized eye zone while those of 'Delias Improved' have a small, more intensely coloured eye zone. The peduncle of 'Fisnics Pink' has absent to weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration while that of 'Delias Improved' has moderate to strong intensity of anthocyanin. 'Fisnics Pink' has a longer peduncle than 'Delias Improved'.


'Fisnics Pink' is a New Guinea Impatiens variety. The leaves of 'Fisnics Pink' are elliptic in shape and have a medium to dark green ground colour on the upper side with no markings present. The lower side of the leaf blade, between the veins, is green in colour. The midrib and veins on the lower surface of the leaf blade have absent to very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration and the petiole has weak to moderate anthocyanin.

'Fisnics Pink' has single flowers which are light, purple-red in colour with no secondary colouration. The medium sized eye zone is purple-red in colour. The peduncle has absent to weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration and the flower spur has moderate anthocyanin.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fisnics Pink' (breeders reference number Fib 165) originated from a hybridization between the female parent, variety 'Pascua', and the male parent, variety 'Harmony Grape', made in Hillscheid, Germany in 1997. The resulting seed was taken to Olhao, Portugal where selection of one seedling from the offspring was conducted in 1998. Cuttings from the selected seedling were taken back to Hillscheid, Germany for further selection and trial cultivation.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Fisnics Pink' were conducted in a greenhouse during the spring/summer of 2001 in Langley, British Columbia. The trials included a minimum of ten plants per variety. All plants were grown from 6 week old rooted cuttings transplanted into 9 cm pots at 11 weeks using a 60:40 (peat : perlite) media mixture. At 16 weeks, the seedlings were repotted to 18 cm pots. Plants were spaced as needed to ensure uniform growth. Unless indicated otherwise, measured characteristics were based on 10 measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Fisnics Pink' with reference variety 'Delias Improved'

Length of leaf (including petiole) (cm)

  'Fisnics Pink' 'Delias Improved'
mean 17.9 16.3
std. deviation 1.47 1.51

Width of leaf (cm)

  'Fisnics Pink' 'Delias Improved'
mean 3.85 4.66
std. deviation 0.37 0.39

Main colour of upper side of petal (RHS)

  'Fisnics Pink' 'Delias Improved'
upper side 58B to 58C 61D
lower side 58C 66D

Colour of eye zone

  'Fisnics Pink' 'Delias Improved'
RHS number 57B 57A
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