Denomination: 'Imdopitree'
Trade name: Heartbeat Compact Pink Swirl
Botanical Name: Impatiens walleriana
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Seeds B.V.
P.O. Box 2
1600 AA
Breeder: Monica Sanders, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-05-04
Application Number: 05-4841
Date Withdrawn: 2007-11-09

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Pink Ruffle' (Fiesta Pink Ruffle)

Summary: 'Imdopitree' has a smaller plant than 'Pink Ruffle'. The leaf of 'Imdopitree' is slightly smaller than 'Pink Ruffle'. 'Imdopitree' has a slightly darker purple red upper side of the flower petal than 'Pink Ruffle'. The lower side of the flower petal of 'Imdopitree' is purple red while it is light blue pink in 'Pink Ruffle'.


PLANT: short, narrow to medium width, very weak anthocyanin colouration on the upper third of the shoot

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

FLOWER: double type, medium diameter, purple red on upper side, purple red on lower side, short to medium pedicel, weak anthocyanin colouration on the pedicel
SPUR: very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration, weak curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'Imdopitree' originated from a cross made in April 2001, in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, between the female parent 'S321-3' and the male parent 'S321-5'. A plant was selected from the resultant progeny in July 2001, in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands based on compact growth habit, early flowering and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted during the summer of 2006 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials include 15 plants of each variety individually grown in 15cm pots in a poly house. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour measurements were made using RHS colour chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'Imdopitree' with reference variety 'Pink Ruffle'

Plant height (cm)

  'Imdopitree' 'Pink Ruffle'
mean 18.9 26.9
std. deviation 2.43 3.01

Plant width (cm)

  'Imdopitree' 'Pink Ruffle'
mean 37.6 43.3
std. deviation 3.66 2.50

Leaf length (cm)

  'Imdopitree' 'Pink Ruffle'
mean 5.5 6.7
std. deviation 0.48 0.58

Leaf width (cm)

  'Imdopitree' 'Pink Ruffle'
mean 2.7 3.2
std. deviation 0.22 0.26

Flower petal colour (RHS)

  'Imdopitree' 'Pink Ruffle'
upper side 58C 55A-C
lower side 61D with white central petals 62C-D

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Impatiens: 'Imdopitree' (left) with reference variety 'Pink Ruffle' (right)

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