Denomination: 'Fisearltez'
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: 2009-02-11
Application Number: 09-6508
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-06-22
Certificate Number: 4338
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2030-06-22

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fiscor'

Summary: The leaf blade of 'Fisearltez' has none or a few lobes while the leaf blade of 'Fiscor' has a medium number of lobes. The depth of the leaf blade sinus is shallow to medium for 'Fisearltez' while it is medium to deep for 'Fiscor'. The transitional leaves of 'Fisearltez' have absent or weak lobing while the transitional leaves of 'Fiscor' have medium lobing.


PLANT: branching present, few to medium number of branches, medium height, medium to broad
STEM: absent or very weak green colour on middle third, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration on middle third, absent or weak anthocyanin colouration on upper third

LEAF BLADE: medium to long, narrow to medium width, ovate, wedge-shaped base, one colour on upper side, strong intensity of green colour, green and red main vein on upper side, none or few lobes, shallow to medium depth 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 number of partly bract-coloured leaf blades, many fully bract-coloured leaf blades, absent or weak lobing, absent or weak curvature along main vein of fully bract-coloured leaf blades

BRACT: few in number, short to medium length, narrow to medium width, elliptic, one colour on upper side, red (RHS 45A/46B) on upper side with no spotting, red to dark purple red (RHS 46B/53B) on lower side, no folding along main vein, no twisting, weak rugosity between veins

CYME: medium to broad
CYATHIUM: medium sized yellow glands, no deformation of gland, early opening.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Fisearltez' originated from a naturally occurring mutation of the variety 'Fiscor' in October of 2000. The new Poinsettia was discovered and developed in Dorstein, Germany by the breeder, Katharina Zerr, an employee of Syngenta. 'Fisearltez' was selected on the basis of an earlier flowering response than 'Fiscor'. Asexual reproduction of the variety was first conducted in March 2001, in Hillscheid, Germany.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Fisearltez' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, purchased from Denmark. 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.

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Poinsettia: 'Fisearltez'

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