Fisupnic Hotpink


Denomination: 'Fisupnic Hotpink'
Trade name: Super Sonic Hot Pink 2004
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: 2003-04-29
Application Number: 03-3578
Grant of Rights Date: 2004-08-23
Certificate Number: 1869
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fisimp 112' (Super Sonic Hot Pink)

Summary: 'Fisupnic Hotpink' has a taller plant height than 'Fisimp 112'. 'Fisupnic Hotpink' has weaker anthocyanin in the veins on the lower leaf surface than 'Fisimp 112'. 'Fisupnic Hotpink' has weaker anthocyanin in the petiole than 'Fisimp 112'.


'Fisupnic Hotpink' is a New Guinea Impatiens variety which has a tall to very tall plant height and medium to wide width. The stem has medium to strong anthocyanin colouration in the upper third. The leaf blade is long in length, medium to wide in width and has no markings on the upper side. The midrib on the upper side has no anthocyanin colouration. The intensity of green colouration on the upper side is medium to dark and the lower side of the leaf blade is green in colour between the veins. The mid rib on the lower surface has medium to strong anthocyanin and the veins have absent to weak anthocyanin. The petiole has weak to medium anthocyanin on the upper side.

'Fisupnic Hotpink' has single flowers which are large in diameter. The flowers are purple in colour. There is an eye zone present which is medium in size. The depth of the incision on the lower petal is deep. The pedicel has medium to strong anthocyanin colouration and the spur has medium anthocyanin. The spur angle is weak to medium.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fisupnic Hotpink' originated from a hybridization made in Hillscheid, Germany in 1999. The female parent was a numbered seedling and the male parent was the variety 'Fisupnic Lav'. The seed was sown in Galdar, Gran Canaria, Spain, where the first selection of the seedlings was conducted. Cuttings from the selected seedling were taken back to Hillscheid for further selection and trial cultivation. The selection criteria used were flower shape, time of flowering, branching habit, plant size and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: 'Fisupnic Hotpink' was tested at Westcan Greenhouses, Langley, British Columbia in spring/summer of 2003. The trials included 17 plants of the candidate and 4 plants of the reference variety. The plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 9 cm pots on March 25, 2003. On May 27, 2003 the plants were repotted into 15 cm pots and spaced 12 inches apart. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 RHS colour chart and measured characteristics were based on ten measurements for the candidate variety and four measurements for the reference.

Comparison tables for 'Fisupnic Hotpink' with reference variety 'Fisimp 112'

Plant height (cm)

  'Fisupnic Hotpink' 'Fisimp 112'
mean 38.10 29.25
std. deviation 1.595 2.872

Plant width (cm)

  'Fisupnic Hotpink' 'Fisimp 112'
mean 52.70 57.00
std. deviation 2.003 4.397

Main colour of petal (RHS)

  'Fisupnic Hotpink' 'Fisimp 112'
upper side N74B with tones more red than N66A N74B/C with tones more purple than N66B
lower side N57C-58C N57C with tones of 67C
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