Denomination: 'Imdohopi'
Trade name: Heartbeat Hot Pink
Botanical Name: Impatiens walleriana
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
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: 05-4847
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-28
Certificate Number: 3035
Date rights surrendered: 2008-12-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Lavender Orchid' (Fiesta Lavender Orchid)

Summary: 'Imdohopi' has a slightly longer leaf than 'Lavender Orchid'. The upper side of the flower petal of 'Imdohopi' is purple red to blue pink while it is a lighter blue pink in 'Lavender Orchid'. 'Imdohopi' has a darker blue pink lower side of the flower petal than 'Lavender Orchid'.


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

LEAF: medium to long, no variegation, medium green, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration on the upper side, green between the veins on the lower side, absent or very weak 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 to blue pink on upper side, blue pink on lower side, medium length pedicel, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration on the pedicel
SPUR: very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration, medium to strong curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'Imdohopi' originated from a cross made in October 2002 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, between the female parent 'T2680-4' and the male parent 'T2679-1'. A plant was selected from the resultant progeny in April 2003, in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands based on plant vigour, flower size 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 'Imdohopi' with reference variety 'Lavender Orchid'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Imdohopi' 'Lavender Orchid'
mean 7.1 6.0
std. deviation 0.53 0.34

Flower petal colour (RHS)

  'Imdohopi' 'Lavender Orchid'
upper side N66B-C N74D with faded tones of 75B
lower side N66D fading in the centre N74D fading in the centre

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Impatiens: 'Imdohopi' (left) with reference variety 'Lavender Orchid' (right)

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