Denomination: 'Fistan'
Trade name: Tango '09
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: 2007-03-30
Application Number: 07-5817
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-27
Certificate Number: 3749
Date rights surrendered: 2016-01-27

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fisrocky Dark Red'

Summary: The leaf blades of 'Fistan' are medium to long while those of 'Fisrocky Dark Red' are long to very long. 'Fistan' has strong conspicuousness of zone on the upper side of the leaf blade while 'Fisrocky Dark Red' has medium conspicuousness. The red colour on the middle of the upper side of the inner petal of 'Fistan' differs from that on 'Fisrocky Dark Red'.


PLANT: medium height, medium width, small number of inflorescences
STEM: green, medium thickness

LEAF BLADE: medium to long, medium to broad, medium degree of lobing, open to closed at base
LEAF MARGIN: bicrenate, shallow incisions, medium undulation
UPPER SIDE OF BLADE: dark green, no variegation
LEAF ZONE: reddish brown on upper side, strong conspicuousness on upper side

PEDUNCLE: short to medium length
FLOWER BUD: elliptic
INFLORESCENCE: large to very large diameter, large number of open flowers
FLOWER: large diameter of largest flower, double, medium number of petals, entire petal margin, flowering begins mid-season
UPPER PETAL: broad, red (RHS 40A-43A) margin and middle on upper side, red (RHS 41A) on lower side, stripe markings, very weak conspicuousness of markings, no white zone at base
LOWER PETAL: red (RHS 43A) margin and middle on upper side, red (RHS 41A) on lower side, stripe markings, very weak conspicuousness of markings
INNER PETAL: red (RHS 40A) middle of upper side, no markings
PEDICEL: long length of longest pedicel, light red in middle third, no swelling

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fistan' originated from a hybridization between the female parent 'Fistafire' and the male parent 'K94-2063-1' conducted in the summer of 2003 in Hillscheid, Germany. The seeds of the resultant offspring were taken to Galdar, Gran Canaria, Spain where 'Fistan' was selected as a single seedling in the spring of 2004. Cuttings from 'Fistan' were taken back to Hillscheid for further examination and for the trial cultivation in 2005 and 2006. 'Fistan' was selected based on flower colour, foliage colour and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Fistan' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number PEL 2245, 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 'Fistan' with reference variety 'Fisrocky Dark Red'

Colour of inner petal (RHS)

  'Fistan' 'Fisrocky Dark Red'
middle of upper side 40A 43A

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Pelargonium: 'Fistan'

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