Misato FG3


Denomination: 'Misato FG3'
Trade name: SunPatiens Magenta
Botanical Name: Impatiens
Applicant/Holder: Sakata Seed Corporation
2-7-1 Nakamachidai
Breeder: Moriya Kawashima, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2005-04-19
Application Number: 05-4727
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-01-24
Certificate Number: 2688
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2025-01-24

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fanfare Fuchsia'

Summary: 'Misato FG3' has a taller narrower plant than 'Fanfare Fuchsia'. The leaf of 'Misato FG3' is slightly larger than 'Fanfare Fuchsia'. 'Misato FG3' has a shorter leaf petiole than 'Fanfare Fuchsia'. The pedicel of 'Misato FG3' has weaker anthocyanin colouration than in 'Fanfare Fuchsia'. 'Misato FG3' has a flower spur with weaker curvature and anthocyanin colouration than 'Fanfare Fuchsia'.


'Misato FG3' 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 small to medium. 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 to very weak anthocyanin coluration on the upper side.

'Misato FG3' has a single type flower. The upper side of the flower petal is a dark purple-red colour while the lower side is blue-pink in colour. The flower has a small eye zone that is a pink purple 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 or very weak anthocyanin colouration. The flower spur has a weak to medium degree of curavture and weak to medium anthocyanin colouration.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Misato FG3' is the result of breeding beginning in 1998 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 2001. A single plant was selected based on its magenta 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.

Comparison tables for 'Misato FG3' with reference variety 'Fanfare Fuchsia'

Plant height (cm)

  'Misato FG3' 'Fanfare Fuchsia'
mean 21.60 18.33
std. deviation 1.71 2.35

Plant width (cm)

  'Misato FG3' 'Fanfare Fuchsia'
mean 23.30 28.33
std. deviation 2.31 3.16

Leaf length (cm)

  'Misato FG3' 'Fanfare Fuchsia'
mean 11.52 9.71
std. deviation 0.52 1.78

Leaf width (cm)

  'Misato FG3' 'Fanfare Fuchsia'
mean 4.27 2.91
std. deviation 0.25 0.44

Colour of petal (RHS)

  'Misato FG3' 'Fanfare Fuchsia'
upper side 60A 60A
lower side N74C N74C

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Misato FG3
Impatiens: 'Misato FG3' (left) with reference variety 'Fanfare Fuchsia' (right)

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