Denomination: 'Fismillerl'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Fispoin 00-3-1'
Trade name: Early Orion
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Applicant/Holder: Sumser, Hubert
Werberstr. 1
Breeder: Hubert Sumser, Merzhausen, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2003-09-24
Application Number: 03-3838
Grant of Rights Date: 2004-12-03
Certificate Number: 2030
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2022-12-03

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fismille'

Summary: 'Fismillerl' differs from the reference variety, 'Fismille', in initiation of bract colour, bract size and bract colour. The initiation of bract colour of 'Fismillerl' is very early whereas it is early in 'Fismille'. The bracts of 'Fismillerl' are longer and wider than those of 'Fismille'. The bracts of 'Fismillerl' are slightly lighter red than those of 'Fismille'.


'Fismillerl' has weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the stem. The leaves are broad ovate and have a rounded base with no anthocyanin colouration on the upper and lower sides. Anthocyanin colouration on the veins on the upper and lower sides of the leaf blades is weak. Development of lobes on the leaf blades is very weak with a rounded shape of sinus between the lobes. Intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the upper side of the petiole is strong whereas it is medium on the lower side.

The uniformly coloured red bracts of 'Fismillerl' are medium in number with no lobe development. There is no incision of margin or twisting of the bracts. The bracts are folding and curving. The broad ovate shaped bracts have a straight to rounded base with medium intensity of rugosity between the veins. The glands of the cyathium are yellow to oranve and medium in size.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fismillerl' arose as a naturally occurring mutation of the variety, 'Fismille', discovered in Merzhausen, Germany in September 1999. Cuttings from the plant were propagated in the spring of 2000. Subsequent trials conducted in 2001 and 2002 proved the variety uniform and stable.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Fismillerl' were conducted at Westcan Greenhouses Ltd., Langley, British Columbia in November/December of 2003. The trial consisted of a minimum of 10 plants of each variety grown in a greenhouse. The 15cm pots were spaced approximately 38cm (from center) apart. Measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Fismillerl' with reference variety 'Fismille'

Colour of bract (RHS)

  'Fismillerl' 'Fismille'
upper side 45B 45A
lower side 46C 46B

Bract length (cm)

  'Fismillerl' 'Fismille'
mean 13.9 12.8
std. deviation 0.24 0.26

Bract width (cm)

  'Fismillerl' 'Fismille'
mean 8.5 7.9
std. deviation 0.28 0.46
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