Fisupnic White


Denomination: 'Fisupnic White'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Fisimp 126'
Trade name: Super Sonic New White
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: 2002-05-02
Application Number: 02-3079
Grant of Rights Date: 2003-09-24
Certificate Number: 1586
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2021-09-24

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'BFP-857' (Celebration White) and 'Fisnics White' (Sonic New White)

Summary: 'Fisupnic White' produces larger plants than the reference varieties. 'Fisupnic White' has shorter leaves and larger flowers than 'BFP-857'. The flowers of 'Fisupnic White' have no eye zone while those of the reference varieties have very small eye zones.


'Fisupnic White' is a New Guinea impatiens variety. Anthocyanin colouration on the upper third of the shoots is absent. Intensity of green colouration of the upper side of the leaves is weak to moderate and there is no marking. The lower side of the leaf blades between the veins is green in colour. Anthocyanin colouration of the midrib and veins on the lower surface of the leaf blade have is absent. Intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the upper side of the petiole is weak.

'Fisupnic White' has single flowers which are white in colour with a very faint greenish hue on the upper petal. There is no eye zone. Depth of the incisions on the lower petals is medium deep to deep. Anthocyanin colouration of the pedicel and flower spur is absent. Degree of curvature of the flower spur is weak to moderate.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fisupnic White' originated from a hybridization between the female parent, hybrid seedling no. 4098-11, and the male parent, hybrid seedling no. 98-4069-21, made in Hillscheid, Germany in 2000. The resultant seed was sown in Galdar, Gran Canaria and selections were made in the autumn of 2000 based on flower and foliage colour. Vegetative cuttings from the selected seedling were further trial cultivated in Hillscheid, Germany. The final selection of 'Fisupnic White' was based on growth characteristics and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Fisupnic White' were conducted in a greenhouse during the spring/summer of 2002 in Langley, British Columbia. The trials included 15 plants per variety. All plants were grown from unrooted cuttings. Once rooted, the cuttings were transplanted into 9 cm pots and 10 weeks later, repotted into 15 cm pots. The pots were spaced 30 cm apart, from pot center. The plants were grown in a peat-perlite mix (60:40), and fertilized with a balanced fertilizer once per week. Plants were shaded when light levels were above 5000 foot candles. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Colour Chart and measured characteristics were based on measurements taken from 10 plants of each variety.

Comparison tables for 'Fisupnic White' with reference varieties 'BFP-857' and 'Fisnics White'

Plant height (cm)

  'Fisupnic White' 'BFP-857' 'Fisnics White'
mean 25.7 15.0 18.0
std. deviation 1.251 0.942 1.491

Plant width (cm)

  'Fisupnic White' 'BFP-857' 'Fisnics White'
mean 36.4 33.4 34.0
std. deviation 2.591 1.265 2.357

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Fisupnic White' 'BFP-857' 'Fisnics White'
mean 8.22 9.57 8.34
std. deviation 0.827 1.223 0.738

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Fisupnic White' 'BFP-857' 'Fisnics White'
mean 6.74 6.16 6.54
std. deviation 0.306 0.299 0.295

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Fisupnic White' 'BFP-857' 'Fisnics White'
upper side - primary white with 155C on upper petal white white
upper side - secondary N/A pink blush lighter than 73D N/A
lower side white white white

Colour of eye zone

  'Fisupnic White' 'BFP-857' 'Fisnics White'
RHS code N/A N57D fading outward slight blush of N155B
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