Fisrix Hopink


Denomination: 'Fisrix Hopink'
Trade name: Rio Hot Pink
Botanical Name: Mandevilla sanderi
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: 2008-01-28
Application Number: 08-6144
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-03-17
Certificate Number: 4030
Date rights surrendered: 2017-03-08

Variety Description


PLANT: twining growth form, medium to tall
STEM: light to medium green, anthocyanin colouration present, no pubescence

LEAF: decussate arrangement
LEAF BLADE: length approximately 69 mm, width approximately 53 mm, broad elliptic, acuminate apex, dark green on upper side, medium glossiness on upper side, no pubescence on upper side, medium green on lower side, no pubescence on lower side, flat in longitudinal section, no undulation of margin
PETIOLE: length approximately 16 mm, anthocyanin colouration present, no pubescence

INFLORESCENCE: racemose, flower bud obtrullate
CALYX: five lobes, length approximately 8 mm, light green basal half, light green with red flush on distal half
COROLLA: diameter approximately 85 mm in cross section, tube funnel shape
COROLLA LOBE: segments asymmetric, acuminate apex, dark pink red (RHS 53C) on upper side, medium to strong undulation of margin, recurved in longitudinal section on distal part
COROLLA TUBE: length approximately 18 mm, light green with red flush
COROLLA THROAT: length approximately 26 mm, width of distal part approximately 20 mm, light green (RHS 145D) basal half on outer side, purple red (RHS 54B) distal half on outer side, red (RHS N34B) basal half on inner side, dark pink red (RHS 53D) distal half on inner side
REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS: five stamens, yellow filament, yellow anther, green ovary
PEDICEL: length approximately 24 mm, light green, light to medium red anthocyanin colouration, no pubescence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fisrix Hopink' originated from a cross conducted in July 2003, between the female parent 'Moulin Rouge' and the male parent 'Red Riding Hood'. The new Mandevilla was developed by the breeder Birgit Hofmann, in Hillscheid, Germany as part of a planned breeding program. The resultant seed from the cross was sown in a greenhouse in October 2003. In September 2004, the breeder selected a single plant from the progeny based on flower colour, flower shape and flowering time.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Fisrix Hopink' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2006/2659, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by Naktuinbouw in Wageningen, The Netherlands in 2008. Colour determinations were made using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Fisrix Hopink
Mandevilla: 'Fisrix Hopink'

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