Fisimp 130


Denomination: 'Fisimp 130'
Trade name: Sonic Sweet Cherry
Botanical Name: Impatiens hawkeri
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Beatrix Reusch, FLORA-NOVA Pflanzen GmbH, Dusseldorf, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2000-12-19
Application Number: 00-2469
Grant of Rights Date: 2003-02-13
Certificate Number: 1385
Date rights surrendered: 2016-02-13

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Neptis'

Summary: 'Fisimp 130' produces broader plants with shorter leaves than 'Neptis'. Flower colour for 'Fisimp 130' is light blue-pink to white with dark pink-red secondary colouration on the upper petal and midrib of all petals while for 'Neptis', flower colour is darker blue-pink with red secondary colouration along the midrib of all petals.


'Fisimp 130' is a New Guinea Impatiens variety. The leaves of 'Fisimp 130' are elliptic in shape and have a medium red ground colour on the upper side with no markings present. The lower side of the leaf blade, between the veins, is red in colour. The midrib on the lower surface of the leaf blade has strong to very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration and the veins have strong anthocyanin. Intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the petiole is moderate to strong.

'Fisimp 130' has single flowers which are light blue-pink to white in colour with dark pink-red secondary colouration on the upper petal and midrib of all petals. 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 weak anthocyanin.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fisimp 130' originated from a hybridization between the female parent, variety 'Neptis', and the male parent, variety 'Woya', made in Hillscheid, Germany in 1998. The resulting seed was taken to Olhao, Portugal where selection of one seedling from the offspring was conducted in 1999. Cuttings from the selected seedling were taken back to Hillscheid, Germany for further selection and trial cultivation.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Fisimp 130' 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 'Fisimp 130' with reference variety 'Neptis'

Plant width (cm)

  'Fisimp 130' 'Neptis'
mean 48.8 50.1
std. deviation 1.13 1.66

Length of leaf (including petiole) (cm)

  'Fisimp 130' 'Neptis'
mean 14.5 16.6
std. deviation 0.46 1.20

Main colour of petal (RHS)

  'Fisimp 130' 'Neptis'
upper side 62D to 155D 55C to 55D
lower side 52A to 52B 43A to 43B

Secondary colour of petal (RHS)

  'Fisimp 130' 'Neptis'
upper side 52A 44A

Colour of eye zone

  'Fisimp 130' 'Neptis'
RHS number 57B to 57C 46B to 57A
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