Denomination: 'Visinforimp'
Previously Proposed Denomination: '03-0622'
Trade name: Infinity Orange Improved
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: 05-5052
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-23
Certificate Number: 2886
Date rights surrendered: 2009-08-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fisnics Dark Salmon' (Sonic Dark Salmon)

Summary: The flowers of 'Visinforimp' are orange red with a red eye zone while those of 'Fisnics Dark Salmon' are lighter orange red with a pink eye zone. 'Visinforimp' has a broader upper petal and weaker curvature of the flower spur than 'Fisnics Dark Salmon'. Anthocyanin colouration of the upper side of the pedicel is strong for 'Visinforimp' while it is absent to weak for 'Fisnics Dark Salmon'.


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

LEAF: medium length, medium width, length to width ratio is 3:1
LEAF BLADE: no variegation, dark blue green on upper side, strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side, red and green between veins on lower side, moderate intensity of red colouration on lower side, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration on mid-rib and very strong anthocyanin on veins on lower side
PETIOLE: medium to long, strong to very strong anthocyanin on upper side

FLOWER: single type, large diameter, one coloured, orange red on upper and lower sides, medium to large eye zone, eye zone is red
UPPER PETAL: broad to very broad
LOWER PETAL: long, incision at apex is deep
FLOWER SPUR: weak to moderate degree of curvature, strong anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: medium to long, strong anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Visinforimp' 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. 'Visinforimp' originated from a controlled cross conducted in Gensingen, Germany, in November of 2002 between the female parent designated '02-0176' and the male parent designated '00-0046'. It was selected from the resulting progeny in April of 2003 based on its growth habit, foliage colour, flower size, flower number and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'Visinforimp' 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 15 and 29, 2006. Flower measurements for 'Visinformip' were taken on August 29, 2006. All colour determinations were made using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart 2001.

Comparison table for 'Visinforimp' with reference variety 'Fisnics Dark Salmon'

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Visinforimp' 'Fisnics Dark Salmon'
upper side N30A 40A
lower side 33B more orange than 43C

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Impatiens: 'Visinforimp' (left) with reference variety 'Fisnics Dark Salmon' (right)

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