Fisupnic Tallred


Denomination: 'Fisupnic Tallred'
Trade name: Super Sonic Red 2004
Botanical Name: Impatiens hawkeri
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Birgit Christa Hofmann, Bendorf, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2003-04-29
Application Number: 03-3579
Grant of Rights Date: 2004-08-23
Certificate Number: 1870
Date rights surrendered: 2015-08-21

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fisnics Red' (Super Sonic Red '02)

Summary: 'Fisupnic Tallred' has a larger plant size than 'Fisnics Red'. 'Fisnics Tallred' has larger leaves than 'Fisnics Red'. 'Fisnics Tallred' has slightly different flower colour than 'Fisnics Red' and has no eye zone while 'Fisnics Red' has a small eye zone.


'Fisupnic Tallred' is a New Guinea Impatiens variety which has a tall to very tall plant height and wide plant width. The stem has weak to medium anthocyanin colouration in the upper third. The leaf blade is medium to long in length, medium to wide in width and has no markings on the upper side. The midrib on the upper side has weak anthocyanin colouration. The intensity of green colouration on the upper side is medium to dark and the lower side of the leaf blade is green in colour between the veins. The mid rib and veins on the lower surface have no anthocyanin. The petiole has weak to medium anthocyanin on the upper side.

'Fisupnic Tallred' has single flowers which are medium to large in diameter. The flowers are red in colour. There is no eye zone present. The depth of the incision on the lower petal is medium. The pedicel has weak to medium anthocyanin colouration and the spur has medium anthocyanin. The spur angle is weak to medium.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fisupnic Tallred' originated from a hybridization made in Hillscheid, Germany in 2000. The female parent was the variety 'Fisimp 100' and the male parent was the variety 'Fisimp 171'. The seed was sown in Galdar, Gran Canaria, Spain, where the first selection of the seedlings was conducted. Cuttings from the selected seedling were taken back to Hillscheid for further selection and trial cultivation. The selection criteria used were flower shape, time of flowering, branching habit, plant size and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: 'Fisupnic Tallred' was tested at Westcan Greenhouses, Langley, British Columbia in spring/summer of 2003. The trials included 10 plants of the candidate and 15 plants of the reference variety. The plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 9 cm pots on March 25, 2003. On May 27, 2003 the plants were repotted into 15 cm pots and spaced 30cm apart. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 RHS colour chart and measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Fisupnic Tallred' with reference variety 'Fisnics Red'

Plant height (cm)

  'Fisupnic Tallred' 'Fisnics Red'
mean 39.00 30.80
std. deviation 2.778 2.098

Plant width (cm)

  'Fisupnic Tallred' 'Fisnics Red'
mean 57.12 53.40
std. deviation 4.549 3.502

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Fisupnic Tallred' 'Fisnics Red'
mean 12.44 10.95
std. deviation 0.693 0.508

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Fisupnic Tallred' 'Fisnics Red'
mean 4.72 3.92
std. deviation 0.371 0.282

Main colour of petal (RHS)

  'Fisupnic Tallred' 'Fisnics Red'
upper side 43A-42A 42-45B (N66B towards the margins)
lower side 42A (paler than)with tones of 46D 43B-C, margins 52B
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