Fisnics Lil


Denomination: 'Fisnics Lil'
Trade name: Sonic Lilac
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: 03-3585
Grant of Rights Date: 2004-08-23
Certificate Number: 1876
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Kipete' (Papete)

Summary: 'Fisnics Lil' has a taller plant height than 'Kipete'. Fisnics Lil' has larger leaves and larger flower diameter than 'Kipete'.


'Fisnics Lil' is a New Guinea Impatiens variety which has a tall plant height and medium plant width. The stem has medium to strong anthocyanin in the upper third. The leaf blade is medium to long in length, wide in width and has no markings on the upper side. The midrib on the upper side has very weak 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 and veins on the lower surface have strong anthocyanin. The petiole has medium anthocyanin on the upper side.

'Fisnics Lil' has single flowers which are large in diameter. The flowers are red-purple in colour. There is an eye zone present which is small in size. The depth of the incision on the lower petal is deep. The pedicel and spur have strong to very strong anthocyanin. The spur angle is weak.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fisnics Lil' originated from a hybridization made in Hillscheid, Germany in 2000. The female parent was the variety 'Logia' and the male parent was the variety 'Celebrette Lavender Glow'. 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: 'Fisnics Lil' was tested at Westcan Greenhouses, Langley, British Columbia in spring/summer of 2003. The trials included 18 plants of the candidate and 5 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 30 cm 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 five measurements for the reference variety.

Comparison tables for 'Fisnics Lil' with reference variety 'Kipete'

Plant height (cm)

  'Fisnics Lil' 'Kipete'
mean 33.40 24.75
std. deviation 2.171 1.500

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Fisnics Lil' 'Kipete'
mean 12.81 10.07
std. deviation 0.847 0.586

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Fisnics Lil' 'Kipete'
mean 5.15 4.22
std. deviation 0.481 0.357

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Fisnics Lil' 'Kipete'
mean 7.50 5.37
std. deviation 0.389 0.316

Main colour of petal (RHS)

  'Fisnics Lil' 'Kipete'
upper side N74A (veins redder than N66A) N74A (veins N66A)
lower side N74A 67C (veins darker than 67A)
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