Denomination: 'Visinforpi'
Previously Proposed Denomination: '03-0659'
Trade name: Infinity Orange Picotee
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: 05-5054
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-23
Certificate Number: 2888
Date rights surrendered: 2009-08-25

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Fisnics Sweet Orange' (Sonic Sweet Orange), 'Ingbrisal' (Kokomo XL Salmon Frost) and 'Ingbicrewi' (Kokomo XL Rose Bicolor)

Summary: 'Visinforpi' has narrower plants than 'Ingbicrewi' and weaker anthocyanin colouration on the upper third of its shoots than all the reference varieties. The main/under-colour of the flowers of 'Visinforpi' is red pink fading to light blue pink at maturity while it is darker red pink for 'Fisnics Sweet Orange', dark pink red with orange tones for 'Ingbrisal' and red pink to white for 'Ingbicrewi'. The secondary/over-colour of the flowers of 'Visinforpi' is red while it is darker red to orange red for 'Fisnics Sweet Orange', absent for 'Ingbrisal' and darker red for 'Ingbicrewi'. 'Visinforpi' has broader lateral petals than 'Ingbicrewi' and weaker anthocyanin colouration on the upper side of the pedicel than 'Ingbrisal' and 'Ingbicrewi'.


PLANT: short to medium height, medium width
SHOOT: moderate intensity of anthocyanin colouration on upper third

LEAF: medium length, medium width, length to width ratio is 3.5:1
LEAF BLADE: no variegation, dark blue green on upper side, strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side, only red between veins on lower side, strong to very strong intensity of red colouration on lower side, very strong anthocyanin colouration on mid-rib and veins on lower side
PETIOLE: medium length, strong to very strong anthocyanin on upper side

FLOWER: single type, medium to large diameter, two coloured, main/under-colour on upper side is red pink fading to light blue pink at maturity, secondary/over-colour is red and located on the upper petal and along the margin and mid-rib of all remaining petals, red to orange red on lower side, large eye zone, eye zone is pink
LATERAL PETAL: broad to very broad
LOWER PETAL: long, incision at apex is medium deep
FLOWER SPUR: moderate degree of curvature, weak anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: long, absent to weak anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Visinforpi' 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. 'Visinforpi' originated from a controlled cross conducted in Gensingen, Germany, in November of 2002 between the female parent designated '01-234' and the male parent designated '01-018'. It was selected from the resulting progeny in April of 2003 based on its growth habit, branching, foliage colour, flower size, flower number and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'Visinforpi' 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 'Visinforpi' with reference varieties 'Fisnics Sweet Orange', 'Ingbrisal' and 'Ingbicrewi'

Plant width (cm)

  'Visinforpi' 'Fisnics Sweet Orange' 'Ingbrisal' 'Ingbicrewi'
mean 31.8 30.0 34.1 38.6
std. deviation 2.06 3.70 2.52 1.79

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Visinforpi' 'Fisnics Sweet Orange' 'Ingbrisal' 'Ingbicrewi'
upper side - main/under-colour 49A fading to 56C 43D more orange than 52A close to 52C-155B
upper side - secondary/over-colour 33A N30A-B N/A 43B
lower side 40B-D 43B and 41C close to 52B 52C and brighter than 43C

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Impatiens: 'Visinforpi' (left) with reference varieties 'Fisnics Sweet Orange' (centre left), 'Ingbrisal' (centre right) and 'Ingbicrewi' (right)

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