Denomination: 'Visinfcrim'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Visinfruby'
Trade name: Infinity Crimson
Botanical Name: Impatiens hawkeri
Applicant/Holder: Kientzler, Ludwig
Postfach 100
Breeder: Ludwig Kientzler, Gensingen, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-09-09
Application Number: 05-5051
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-23
Certificate Number: 2885
Date rights surrendered: 2009-08-25

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Moala' (Paradise True Red) and 'Fisimp 171' (Sonic Cherry)

Summary: Visinfcrim' has narrower leaf blades than 'Moala' and larger leaf length to width ratio than both reference varieties. The inner and outer sides of the flowers of 'Visinfcrim' are darker red than those of the reference varieties. 'Visinfcrim' has shallower incisions at the apex of the lower petals than the reference varieties.


PLANT: medium height, medium to broad
SHOOT: strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration on upper third

LEAF: medium to long, medium width, length to width ratio is 4:1
LEAF BLADE: no variegation, medium green on upper side, weak to moderate intensity of anthocyanin colouration on upper side, only green between veins on lower side, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration on mid-rib and veins on lower side
PETIOLE: medium to long, strong to very strong anthocyanin on upper side

FLOWER: single type, medium diameter, one coloured, dark purple red on upper side, dark pink red on lower side, no eye zone
LOWER PETAL: medium length, incision at apex is shallow
FLOWER SPUR: weak curvature, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: medium to long, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Visinfcrim' was the product of a planned breeding program developed by the breeder, Ludwig Kientzler, in Gensingen, Germany. The objectives of the program were to create a new range of New Guinea Impatiens varieties which have large flowers and a vigorous habit. 'Visinfcrim' originated from a controlled cross conducted in Gensingen, Germany, in October of 2002 between the female parent designated '00-0201' and the male parent designated '01-732'. It was selected from the resulting progeny in April of 2003 based on its growth habit, branching, foliage colour, flower size and flower number.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'Visinfcrim' was conducted in a poly-house during the summer of 2006 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 23-25, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on August 11, 2006. All colour determinations were made using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'Visinfcrim' with reference varieties 'Moala' and 'Fisimp 171'

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Visinfcrim' 'Moala' 'Fisimp 171'
mean 2.6 3.3 2.8
std. deviation 0.10 0.17 0.22

Leaf length to width ratio

  'Visinfcrim' 'Moala' 'Fisimp 171'
length:width 4:1 3:1 3.5:1

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Visinfcrim' 'Moala' 'Fisimp 171'
upper side closest to 60A 45A 46C
lower side closest to 53C 45C darker than 43C

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Impatiens: 'Visinfcrim' (left) with reference varieties 'Moala' (centre) and 'Fisimp 171' (right)

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