Misato FG2

Impatiens

Denomination: 'Misato FG2'
Trade name: SunPatiens Orange
Botanical Name: Impatiens
Applicant/Holder: Sakata Seed Corporation
2-7-1 Nakamachidai
Tsuzuki-Ku
Yokohama
224-0041
Japan
Breeder: Moriya Kawashima, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Canada
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2005-04-19
Application Number: 05-4726
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-01-24
Certificate Number: 2687
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2025-01-24

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fanfare Orange'

Summary: 'Misato FG2' has a narrower plant width than 'Fanfare Orange'. The leaf petiole of 'Misato FG2' is shorter than in 'Fanfare Orange'. The flower colour of 'Misato FG2' is a slightly darker orange than 'Fanfare Orange'. 'Misato FG2' has a flower spur with a stronger degree of curvature and stronger anthocyanin colouration than 'Fanfare Orange'.

Description:

'Misato FG2' is a vegetatively propagated impatiens variety that has very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration on the upper third of the shoot. The leaf length to width ratio is moderate. The leaf has no variegation. The upper side of the leaf blade is dark green with no anthocyanin present. The lower side of the leaf blade has a green colour between the veins. The midrib and veins on the lower side of the leaf blade have absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration. The petiole is short and has absent or very weak anthocyanin coluration on the upper side.

'Misato FG2' has a single type flower. The upper side of the flower petal is red in colour while the lower side is orange-brown in colour. The flower has a small eye zone that is a pink orange colour. The lower flower petal has a medium length and shallow incisions. The upper flower petal is medium in width while the lateral flower petals are narrow to medium in width. The flower pedicel has absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration. The flower spur has a strong degree of curavture and medium to strong anthocyanin colouration.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Misato FG2' is the result of breeding beginning in 2001 of two proprietary breeding lines. A selection was made in an open field trial in Misato, Japan during the summer of 2004 from a population of plants created in 2002. A single plant was selected based on its orange flower colour, tolerance to heat and cold, vigorous rooting, mounding growth habit and overall plant vigour.

Tests & Trials: Test and trials were conducted in a polyhouse in Oxford Station, Ontario during the summer of 2005. 15 plants of each variety were individually grown in 10cm pots spaced in flats about 12.5 cm apart.Test and trials were conducted in a polyhouse in Oxford Station, Ontario during the summer of 2005. 15 plants of each variety were individually grown in 10cm pots spaced in flats about 12.5 cm apart.


Comparison tables for 'Misato FG2' with reference variety 'Fanfare Orange'

Plant width (cm)

  'Misato FG2' 'Fanfare Orange'
mean 21.00 29.38
std. deviation 3.62 5.76

Colour of petal (RHS)

  'Misato FG2' 'Fanfare Orange'
upper side 42A/45A 34A/42A
lower side 34B/C 34D

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Misato FG2
Impatiens: 'Misato FG2' (left) with reference variety 'Fanfare Orange' (right)

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