Denomination: 'Visinfruby'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Visinfcrim'
Trade name: Infinity Ruby Flash
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: 05-5053
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-23
Certificate Number: 2887
Date rights surrendered: 2009-08-25

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Martinique' (Paradise Cherry Red) and 'Ingcarreb' (Kokomo L Carmine Red)

Summary: 'Visinfruby' has larger plants and larger flower diameter with broader upper and lateral petals and longer lower petals than both reference varieties. 'Visinfruby' has longer leaves than 'Ingcarreb'.


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

LEAF: medium to long, medium width, length to width ratio is 3.5:1
LEAF BLADE: no variegation, medium blue green on upper side, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side, red and green between veins on lower side, moderate to strong 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, medium diameter, one coloured, purple red on upper side, purple red and dark purple red on lower side, medium size eye zone, eye zone is purple
LOWER PETAL: medium to long, incision at apex is shallow to medium deep
FLOWER SPUR: moderate degree of curvature, strong anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: medium length, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Visinfruby' 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. 'Visinfruby' originated from a controlled cross conducted in Gensingen, Germany, in November of 2002 between the female parent designated '01-0132' and the male parent designated '01-541'. It was selected from the resulting progeny in April of 2003 based on its growth habit, branching, foliage colour, flower number and flower size.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'Visinfruby' 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 'Visinfruby' with reference varieties 'Martinique' and 'Ingcarreb'

Plant height (cm)

  'Visinfruby' 'Martinique' 'Ingcarreb'
mean 23.4 14.7 17.6
std. deviation 1.60 1.06 0.71

Plant width (cm)

  'Visinfruby' 'Martinique' 'Ingcarreb'
mean 40.3 29.9 33.3
std. deviation 1.50 0.89 1.28

Leaf length (cm)

  'Visinfruby' 'Martinique' 'Ingcarreb'
mean 10.1 9.8 7.4
std. deviation 0.64 1.10 0.61

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Visinfruby' 'Martinique' 'Ingcarreb'
mean 6.0 5.0 5.4
std. deviation 0.33 0.22 0.26

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Visinfruby' 'Martinique' 'Ingcarreb'
upper side redder than N57A 53B redder than 53C (pinker along margin)
lower side N57A and 52A closest to 52A closest to 52A-B

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Impatiens: 'Visinfruby' (left) with reference varieties 'Martinique' (centre) and 'Incarreb' (right)

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