Denomination: 'Fisorangtan'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Fit 708'
Trade name: Tango Orange
Botanical Name: Pelargonium ×hortorum
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Angelika Utecht, Montabaur, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2004-07-12
Application Number: 04-4303
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-01-23
Certificate Number: 2669
Date rights surrendered: 2015-01-22

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'FIP 440' (Rocky Mountain Orange)

Summary: 'Fisorangtan' has shorter plants and narrower leaves than 'FIP 440'. Conspicuousness of the zone on the upper side of the leaf blade is weak to moderate for 'Fisorangtan' while it is medium to strong for 'FIP 440'.


'Fisorangtan' is a pelargonium variety with short to medium tall plants which are medium in width. The stems are medium in thickness and green. The leaf blade is medium in length and medium in width with a closed base. Degree of lobing of the leaf blade is weak to moderate. The upper side of the leaf blade is medium to dark green with no variegation. There is a weak to moderate, reddish brown zone on the upper side of the leaf blade. The incisions of the leaf blade margin are bicrenate and very shallow to shallow. Undulation of the margin is moderate.

'Fisorangtan' begins flowering early to mid-season and produces a few to medium number of inflorescences. The inflorescences are medium to large in diameter and the peduncles are medium in length. The number of open flowers per inflorescence is large to very large. The diameter of the largest flower is medium and the length of the longest pedicel is medium. The pedicel is light red with no swelling. The flower buds are elliptic in shape. The flowers are semi-double type with 6-10 petals per flower. The petal margin is entire. The width of the upper petal is broad. The upper side of the upper petal is red and the lower side is dark pink red. There is no white zone at the base of the upper petal. The petal markings on the upper petal are very weak stripes and a macule. The upper side of the lower petal is red and the lower side is orange red. The petal marking on the lower petal is a very weak macule. The upper side of the inner petal is red and there are no petal markings.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fisorangtan' (breeder designation 'Fit 708') originated from a hybridization conducted in Hillscheid, Germany in 2000. The female parent was variety 'Fisrocky Orange' with pale orange, semi-double flowers and dark green foliage, and the male parent was variety 'Nobila' with orange, semi-double flowers and medium green foliage. The first selection occurred in Galdar, Gran Canaria, Spain in 2001 and in 2002, cuttings from the selected seedling were taken back to Hillscheid for further selection and trial cultivation. 'Fisorangtan' was selected for its deep orange colour on both the upper and lower sides of the petals.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, grant number PEL 1984, purchased from the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany. The trials were conducted in 2005. All colour characteristics were determined using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart, 2001 edition.

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Pelargonium: Variety 'Fisorangtan'

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