Denomination: 'Kimali'
Trade name: Paradise Mango Orange
Botanical Name: Impatiens
Applicant/Holder: InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG
Postfach 113
Breeder: Ludwig Kientzler, Gensingen, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2001-03-20
Application Number: 01-2573
Grant of Rights Date: 2006-01-18
Certificate Number: 2365
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2024-01-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Celebrette Orange Crush'

Summary: 'Kimali' has smaller plants than 'Celebrette Orange Crush'. The flowers of 'Kimali' are light orange-red with darker orange-red along the petal mid-ribs. 'Celebrette Orange Crush' has solid dark orange-red coloured flowers. 'Kimali' flowers have a small dark pink eye zone, whereas the flowers of 'Celebrette Orange Crush' have no eye zone.


'Kimali' is a New Guinea Impatiens variety with very strong anthocyanin colouration in the upper third of the shoot. The leaf blade has no anthocyanin colouration and no markings on the upper surface. The upper side of the leaf is medium green in colour. The lower side of the leaf is green with no anthocyanin colouration between the veins and strong anthocyanin on the midrib and veins of the lower side. The petiole has strong anthocyanin colouration on the upper side.

'Kimali' has single flowers with two colours. The flowers are light orange-red with a darker orange-red secondary colour along the midrib of all petals. There is a small eye zone. The incision of the lower petal is medium in depth. The pedicel and the flower spur have strong anthocyanin colouration. The spur is very strongly curved.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kimali' was discovered by the breeder on the premises of InnovaPlant/Kientzler in Gensingen, Germany, in April 1998. The variety is the product of a planned breeding program. The objective of the breeding program was to expand the colour range of the exisiting Paradise New Guinea line.

Tests & Trials: 'Kimali' was tested at Variety Rights Management, Oxford Station, Ontario during the spring/summer of 2004. Each variety was grown outdoors in 10cm pots which were spaced in flats on 12.5cm centres. All colour determinations were made using the 1995 RHS Colour Chart and measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Kimali' with reference variety 'Celebrette Orange Crush'

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Kimali' 'Celebrette Orange Crush'
mean 8.60 9.66
std. deviation 1.19 1.17

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Kimali' 'Celebrette Orange Crush'
mean 3.15 3.79
std. deviation 0.51 0.53

Colour of upper side of petal (RHS)

  'Kimali' 'Celebrette Orange Crush'
main 41C 40A
secondary 40B n/a

Colour of lower side of petal (RHS)

  'Kimali' 'Celebrette Orange Crush'
colour 43D 43C
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