Fisupnic Mapink


Denomination: 'Fisupnic Mapink'
Trade name: Super Sonic Pastel 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: 03-3589
Grant of Rights Date: 2004-08-23
Certificate Number: 1880
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Celebrette Appleblossom'

Summary: 'Fisupnic Mapink' has a larger plant size than 'Celebrette Appleblossom'. 'Fisupnic Mapink' has no anthocyanin in the midrib and veins on the lower leaf surface while 'Celebrette Appleblossom' has medium anthocyanin. 'Fisupnic Mapink' has a larger flower diameter than 'Celebrette Appleblossom'. 'Fisupnic Mapink' has lighter flower colour than 'Celebrette Appleblossom'. 'Fisupnic Mapink' has a smaller eye zone than 'Celebrette Appleblossom'.


'Fisupnic Mapink' is a New Guinea Impatiens variety which has a tall to very tall plant height and medium to wide plant width. The stem has no anthocyanin in the upper third except for some weak anthocyanin in the last internode. The leaf blade is medium to long in length, medium in width and has no markings on the upper side. The midrib on the upper side has medium anthocyanin colouration. The intensity of green colouration on the upper side is 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 no anthocyanin. The petiole has weak to medium anthocyanin on the upper side.

'Fisupnic Mapink' has single flowers which are large to very large in diameter. The flowers are light purple red in colour. There is an eye zone present which is small in size. The pedicel has weak to medium anthocyanin and the spur has medium to strong anthocyanin colouration. The spur angle is strong to very strong.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fisupnic Mapink' originated from a hybridization made in Hillscheid, Germany in 2000. The female parent was the variety 'Fisimp 131' and the male parent was the variety 'Fisnics Light Pink'. 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 Mapink' was tested at Westcan Greenhouses, Langley, British Columbia in spring/summer of 2003. The trials included 15 plants of the candidate and 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 30cm apart. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 RHS colour chart and measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Fisupnic Mapink' with reference variety 'Celebrette Appleblossom'

Plant height (cm)

  'Fisupnic Mapink' 'Celebrette Appleblossom'
mean 38.60 29.10
std. deviation 1.897 1.197

Plant width (cm)

  'Fisupnic Mapink' 'Celebrette Appleblossom'
mean 53.10 47.20
std. deviation 3.107 4.780

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Fisupnic Mapink' 'Celebrette Appleblossom'
mean 7.62 6.52
std. deviation 0.388 0.274

Main colour of petal (RHS)

  'Fisupnic Mapink' 'Celebrette Appleblossom'
upper side 55B, fading towards base veins 55A 63C/62B, fading to 62D at base, with veins/margin 50B/52B
lower side 62A 62C with veins 52B-C
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