Misato FG4

Impatiens

Denomination: 'Misato FG4'
Trade name: SunPatiens White
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: 05-4728
Date Withdrawn: 2007-11-20

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Fisnics White' (Sonic New White) and 'Balfafblus' (Fanfare Blush)

Summary: 'Misato FG4' has a taller and wider plant than 'Fisnics White'. The leaf of 'Misato FG4' is slightly smaller than 'Fisnics White' and slightly longer than 'Balfafblus'. 'Misato FG4' has a smaller flower diameter than 'Fisnics White'. The upper and lateral flower petal of 'Misato FG4' is narrower than 'Fisnics White'. 'Misato FG4' has a shorter lower flower petal than 'Fisnics White'. The flower spur of 'Misato FG4' has a stronger curvature than 'Balfafblus'.

Description:


PLANT: very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration of the shoot

LEAF: no variegation, medium to dark green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on the upper side, only red between the veins on the lower side, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on the veins and midrib of the lower side, very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration on the upper side of the petiole, short petiole

FLOWER: single type, white (RHS N155B) colour on the upper side, white (RHS 155B) colour on lower side, no eye zone, shallow to medium incision on lower petal, narrow to medium width of upper petal, narrow lateral petal, short lower petal, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration of the pedicel, very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration of the flower spur, strong curvature of the spur

Origin & Breeding History: 'Misato FG4' orginated from the cross done in 2002 in Misato, Japan of proprietary impatiens breeding lines 02-DC as the female parent and 02-2 as the male parent. During the summer of 2004 the population developed was evaluated outdoors in a field trial. A single plant was selected based on its flower colour, tolerance to heat and cold, vigorous rooting, mounding growth habit, and overall plant vigour. The variety was also evaluated during the summer of 2004 in an outdoor trial in Athens, Georgia, USA, and then again in Salinas, California, USA.

Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted during the summer of 2006 in Oxford Station, Ontario. Trials consisted of 15 plants of each variety individually grown in 10cm pots in a poly house. Observations and measurements were taken on 10 plants of each variety.


Comparison tables for 'Misato FG4' with reference varieties 'Fisnics White' and 'Balfafblus'

Plant height (cm)

  'Misato FG4' 'Fisnics White' 'Balfafblus'
mean 18.86 13.14 21.14
std. deviation 1.71 2.12 2.04

Plant width (cm)

  'Misato FG4' 'Fisnics White' 'Balfafblus'
mean 28.43 18.29 30.88
std. deviation 2.07 2.14 2.42

Leaf length (cm)

  'Misato FG4' 'Fisnics White' 'Balfafblus'
mean 8.23 10.71 5.83
std. deviation 1.41 0.86 0.51

Leaf width (cm)

  'Misato FG4' 'Fisnics White' 'Balfafblus'
mean 2.51 3.90 2.10
std. deviation 0.45 0.27 0.27

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Misato FG4' 'Fisnics White' 'Balfafblus'
mean 5.64 6.67 5.29
std. deviation 0.39 0.40 0.36

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Misato FG4
Impatiens: 'Misato FG4' (left) with reference variety 'Balfafblus' (right)

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Misato FG4
Impatiens: 'Misato FG4' (left) with reference variety 'Fisnics White' (right)

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