Fismars Pink


Denomination: 'Fismars Pink'
Trade name: Mars Pink
Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Katharina Zerr, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2004-11-17
Application Number: 04-4479
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-01-09
Certificate Number: 3105
Date rights surrendered: 2016-01-09

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fiscorosa' (Cortez Pink)

Summary: 'Fismars Pink' differs from the reference variety, 'Fiscorosa' mainly in plant size, leaf and bract lobe development and bract colour. The plants of 'Fismars Pink' are narrower than those of 'Fiscorosa'. The leaves and bracts of 'Fismars Pink' have very weak lobe development whereas it is weak to strong in 'Fiscorosa'. The bracts of 'Fismars Pink' are darker pink than those of 'Fiscorosa'. 'Fismars Pink' has more uniform colouration between the older and younger bracts than there is in 'Fiscorosa' where the older bracts are more faded in colour than they are in the younger bracts.


STEM: weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: ovate, straight to weakly rounded or obtuse base, anthocyanin colouration absent on veins on upper and lower surfaces, very weak rounded lobe development, no incision of margin
PETIOLE: very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on upper side, absent on lower side

BRACT: colour initiation early to mid-season, 11-12 uniformly coloured, very weak lobe development, no incision of margin, folding absent, curving absent, twisting absent, margin undulation absent, very weak intensity of rugosity between veins, ovate, rounded base
CYATHIUM: medium size of glands, anthocyanin colouration of margins of glands absent or very weak, first three cyathia open early to mid-season

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fismars Pink' arose as an induced mutation of the variety, 'Fismars' made in Ahrensburg, Germany, in May 2003. The young plants were grown out and re-propagated in Hillscheid, Germany where several pink-flowered plants were observed, of which one was selected for further multiplication in the spring of 2004.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Fismars Pink' were conducted during the fall of 2006 at Westcan Greenhouses, Langley, British Columbia. Trials included 23 plants per variety, with one plant per 15 cm pot. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety, observed on November 15, 2006. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Fismars Pink' with reference variety 'Fiscorosa'

Plant height (cm)

  'Fismars Pink' 'Fiscorosa'
mean 25.7 28.8
std. deviation 1.78 2.24

Plant width (cm)

  'Fismars Pink' 'Fiscorosa'
mean 43.9 57.5
std. deviation 3.99 3.53

Leaf length (cm)

  'Fismars Pink' 'Fiscorosa'
mean 10.4 12.6
std. Deviation 1.04 0.65

Leaf width (cm)

  'Fismars Pink' 'Fiscorosa'
mean 8.0 8.9
std. deviation 0.93 0.58

Petiole length (cm)

  'Fismars Pink' 'Fiscorosa'
mean 3.4 5.5
std. deviation 0.39 0.95

Bract colour (RHS)

  'Fismars Pink' 'Fiscorosa'
upper side 51A fading to 55A 51A fading to 52B to 55B
lower side 52C-D 51C

Bract length (cm)

  'Fismars Pink' 'Fiscorosa'
mean 10.4 13.2
std. deviation 0.81 1.73

Bract width (cm)

  'Fismars Pink' 'Fiscorosa'
mean 6.6 8.2
std. deviation 0.54 1.03

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Fismars Pink
Poinsettia: 'Fismars Pink' (left) with reference variety 'Fiscorosa' (right)

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