Denomination: 'Fismired'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Fispoin 20675'
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: 2008-07-04
Application Number: 08-6398
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-08-19
Certificate Number: 4130
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2029-08-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Duechamp'

Summary: The plants of 'Fismired' are tall while those of 'Duechamp' are medium height. The stems of 'Fismired' have medium anthocyanin colouration on the middle third while those of 'Duechamp' have weak anthocyanin colouration. The leaf blades of 'Fismired' have a deep sinus while those of 'Duechamp' have a moderately deep sinus. The transitional leaves of 'Fismired' have strong lobing while those of 'Duechamp' have medium lobing. The upper and lower sides of the bracts of 'Fismired' differ in colour from those of 'Duechamp'.


PLANT: branching present, few branches, tall, broad
STEM: absent or very weak green colour on middle third, medium anthocyanin colouration on middle third, absent or weak anthocyanin colouration on upper third

LEAF BLADE: medium to long, medium width, ovate, wedge-shaped or rounded base, one colour on upper side, medium to strong green colour, green and red main vein on upper side, medium number of lobes, deep sinus, absent or weak curvature of main vein
PETIOLE: short to medium length, absent or very weak green colour on upper side, strong anthocyanin colouration on upper and lower sides
TRANSITIONAL LEAVES: medium to many partly bract-coloured, many fully bract-coloured, strong lobing, absent or weak curvature along main vein of fully bract-coloured

BRACT: few to medium number, short to medium length, narrow, elliptic, one colour on upper side, red (RHS 45B/C) on upper side, no spotting on upper side, red to dark pink red (RHS 45B/53C) on lower side, no folding along main vein, absent or present twisting, absent or very weak rugosity between veins

CYME: medium width
CYATHIUM: medium to large glands, orange gland, no deformation of gland, early opening

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fismired' originated from a pollination between 'Fiselfi' and 'Fispoin 7776' in July of 2002. The new Poinsettia was discovered and developed by the breeder Katharina Zerr, an employee of Fischer Germany GmbH, in Hillscheid, Germany, as part of a planned breeding program. 'Fismired' was selected in October of 2003 based on colour, flowering time, branch attitude and productivity. Asexual reproduction of the variety was first conducted in April 2004, in Hillscheid, Germany when the selection was grafted to rootstocks of 'Beckman's Altrosa'.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Fismirwhi' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number 2008/0764, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Department of Horticulture at the University of Aarhus, Aarslev, Denmark, in 2009. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'Fismired' with reference variety 'Duechamp'

Colour of bract (RHS)

  'Fismired' 'Duechamp'
upper side 45B/C 45A
lower side 45B/53C 53B

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Poinsettia: 'Fismired'

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