Denomination: 'Ingbicrewi'
Trade name: Kokomo XL ose Bicolor
Botanical Name: Impatiens hawkeri
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: 2005-05-06
Application Number: 05-4852
Date Withdrawn: 2007-11-09

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Ingbicsawi' (Kokomo XL Salmon White Bicolor) and 'Visinforpi' (Infinity Orange Picotee)

Summary: 'Ingbicrewi' has larger plants than 'Visinforpi' and longer leaves than both reference varieties. The secondary colour on the upper side of the upper petal is red for 'Inbicrewi' while it is red pink with an orange tone for 'Ingbicsawi' and orange red for 'Visinforpi'. 'Ingbicrewi' has narrower upper and lateral petals and shorter pedicels than 'Visinforpi'.


PLANT: medium to tall, broad
SHOOT: strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration on upper third

LEAF: long, medium width, length to width ratio is 4:1
LEAF BLADE: no variegation, dark blue green on upper side, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side, only red between veins on lower side, strong to very strong intensity of red colouration between veins on lower side, very strong anthocyanin colouration on mid-rib and veins on lower side
PETIOLE: medium length, strong to very strong anthocyanin on upper side

FLOWER: single type, medium diameter, two coloured, main colour on upper side is red pink to white (N155B), secondary colour on upper side is red and located on the upper petal and along the mid-rib of all petals, red pink on lower side, large eye zone, eye zone is pink
UPPER PETAL: medium width
LATERAL PETAL: medium to broad
LOWER PETAL: medium length, incision at apex is medium to deep
FLOWER SPUR: moderate degree of curvature, weak anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: medium length, moderate intensity of anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ingbicrewi' was developed by the breeder, M. Sanders, an employee of Syngenta Seeds B.V. in The Netherlands. It originated from a cross made in September of 2000 between the female parent designated 'G585-1' and the male parent designated 'G108-3'. 'Ingbicrewi' was selected from the resulting progeny in September of 2001 based on criteria for good branching, foliage size, flower size and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'Ingbicrewi' was conducted in a poly-house during the summer of 2006 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 23-25, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on August 11, 2006. All colour determinations were made using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'Ingbicrewi' with reference varieties 'Ingbicsawi' and 'Visinforpi'

Plant height (cm)

  'Ingbicrewi' 'Ingbicsawi' 'Visinforpi'
mean 20.6 19.0 17.3
std. deviation 2.18 1.25 1.12

Plant width (cm)

  'Ingbicrewi' 'Ingbicsawi' 'Visinforpi'
mean 38.6 33.8 31.8
std. deviation 1.79 2.33 2.06

Leaf length (cm)

  'Ingbicrewi' 'Ingbicsawi' 'Visinforpi'
mean 11.4 9.1 9.6
std. deviation 1.00 0.65 0.87

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Ingbicrewi' 'Ingbicsawi' 'Visinforpi'
upper side - main close to 52C-N155B N155B with 62A over-colour 49A fading to 56C
upper side - secondary 43B more orange than 43C 33A
lower side 52C & brighter than 43C white with 62A over-colour 40B-D

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Ingbicrewi' 'Ingbicsawi' 'Visinforpi'
mean 4.2 4.0 6.3
std. deviation 0.33 0.34 0.55

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Impatiens: 'Ingbicrewi' (left) with reference varieties 'Ingbicsawi' (centre) and 'Visinforpi' (right)

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