Denomination: 'Fisropink'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Fit 462'
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: 2005-04-20
Application Number: 05-4755
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-03-06
Certificate Number: 3166
Date rights surrendered: 2016-03-02

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Dorina'

Summary: 'Fisropink' has a medium to strong conspicuousness of the zone on the upper side of the leaf blade while it is very weak in 'Dorina'. The largest flower of 'Fisropink' is larger in diameter than 'Dorina'.


PLANT: tall, medium to broad width, few to medium inflorescences, begins flowering mid season
STEM: green, medium thickness

LEAF: medium to long in length, broad width, weak to medium degree of lobing, closed base, upper side medium green, no variegation, medium to strongly conspicuous reddish brown zone present, bicrennate margin, shallow incisions, weak to medium undulation of the margin

INFLORESCENCE: medium to long peduncle, large diameter, large number of open flowers, large diameter of largest flower, medium to long pedicel, middle third of pedicel dark red, no swelling of pedicel
FLOWER: elliptic bud shape, double, few number of petals, entire margin
UPPER PETAL: broad, purple red (RHS 61D) margin and middle of upper side, blue pink (RHS 65A) lower side, very weak stripes present on upper side, medium to large white zone present at base
LOWER PETAL: purple red (RHS 61D) margin and middle of upper side, light blue pink (RHS 62B) lower side, very weak stripes present
INNER PETAL: purple red (RHS 61D) middle of upper side, markings present

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fisropink' was derived from a hybridization made in 1999 by the breeder Angelika Utecht in Hillscheid, Germany. The female parent was the variety 'Fisblu', having pink flowers with purple-pink eyes and the pollen parent was 'Dresdner Puppe Rosa', which has pink flowers with deeper pink eyes. The first selection of the seedling was in 2000 in Galdar, Gran Canaria, Spain. Cuttings from the selected seedling were taken back to Hillscheid, Germany for further examination and trial review in the spring of 2001. The main selection criteria were flower colour, plant habit and vigourousness.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Fisropink' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number PEL2038, purchased from the Bundessortenamt, Hannover, Germany. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2006. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Fisropink' with reference variety 'Dorina'

Conspicuousness of zone of leaf blade

  'Fisropink' 'Dorina'
upper side medium to strong very weak

Size of largest flower

  'Fisropink' 'Dorina'
diameter large medium

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Pelargonium: 'Fisropink'

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