Fisnics Reddie


Denomination: 'Fisnics Reddie'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Fisimp 296'
Trade name: Sonic Deep Red
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: 2007-03-30
Application Number: 07-5809
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-27
Certificate Number: 3744
Date rights surrendered: 2016-01-27

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'KLEI 01028', 'Kiala' and 'Kimart'

Summary: The flowers of 'Fisnics Reddie' have a small to medium sized eye zone while those of 'Kiala' have a very small to small eye zone. 'Fisnics Reddie' differs from 'Kiala' in the colour of the eye zone. The upper petals of 'Fisnics Reddie' are broad to very broad while those of both 'KLEI 01028' and 'Kimart' are medium to broad. 'Fisnics Reddie' has a long lower petal while 'Kimart' has a medium length lower petal.


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

LEAF BLADE: medium to long, medium width, medium to large length to width ratio, no markings on upper side, very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side, green between veins on lower side, red veins on lower side
PETIOLE: short to medium length, strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side

FLOWER: single, broad, one coloured, red (RHS 46B) on upper side, small to medium sized dark purple red (RHS 53B) eye zone, broad to very broad upper petal, medium to broad lateral petal, long lower petal
PEDICEL: medium length, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fisnics Reddie' originated from a hybridization made in 2003, in Hillscheid, Germany between the female parent seedling 'K03-2482-1' and the male parent seedling 'K02-128-1'. The first selection occurred in Moncarapacho, Portugal in the spring of 2004. Cuttings from the selected seedling were taken back to Hillscheid, Germany for further examination and trial cultivation in the spring of 2005, and repeated in 2006. 'Fisnics Reddie' was selected based on flower colour, flower size, flower shape, growth characteristics and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Fisnics Reddie' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number IM 1099, purchased from the Bundessortenamt, Hannover, Germany. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2008. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'Fisnics Reddie' with reference varieties 'KLEI 01028', 'Kiala' and 'Kimart'

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Fisnics Reddie' 'KLEI 01028' 'Kiala' 'Kimart'
eye zone 53B N/A 46A N/A

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Fisnics Reddie
Impatiens: 'Fisnics Reddie'

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