Denomination: 'Ingbicrob'
Trade name: Kokomo L Pink Star
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: 05-4853
Date Withdrawn: 2007-11-09

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Kimpgua' (Paradise Fuchsia on Lavender)

Summary: 'Ingbicrob' has larger diameter flowers with narrower upper and lateral petals than 'Kimpgua'. 'Ingbicrewi' has lighter blue pink main colour on the upper side of the flower than 'Kimpgua'.


PLANT: short, narrow to medium width
SHOOT: weak to very strong anthocyanin colouration on upper third

LEAF: short to medium length, narrow to medium width, length to width ratio is 3:1
LEAF BLADE: no variegation, medium green on upper side, 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: short to medium length, strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side

FLOWER: single type, medium to large diameter, two coloured, main colour on upper side is blue pink, secondary colour on upper side is purple red and located along the mid-rib of all petals, blue pink on lower side, large eye zone, eye zone is pink
UPPER PETAL: narrow to medium width
LATERAL PETAL: narrow to medium width
LOWER PETAL: medium to long, incision at apex is medium deep
FLOWER SPUR: moderate degree of curvature, absent to moderate intensity of anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: medium to long, absent to moderate intensity of anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ingbicrob' 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 2002 between the female parent designated '1568-3' and the male parent designated '1568-2'. 'Ingbicrob' was selected from the resulting progeny in September of 2003 based on criteria for good branching, short internodes, flower size and flower appearance.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'Ingbicrob' 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 15, 2006. Flower measurements for 'Kimpgua' were taken on August 22, 2006. All colour determinations were made using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'Ingbicrob' with reference variety 'Kimpgua'

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Ingbicrob' 'Kimpgua'
mean 6.3 5.4
std. deviation 0.37 0.15

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Ingbicrob' 'Kimpgua'
upper side - main N74D N74C
upper side - secondary N66A more pink than N74A
lower side N66D N66C-D

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Impatiens: 'Ingbicrob' (left) with reference variety 'Kimpgua' (right)

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