Denomination: 'Ingcarmi'
Trade name: Kokomo XL Carmine
Botanical Name: Impatiens hawkeri
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: 2005-05-06
Application Number: 05-4856
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-28
Certificate Number: 3037
Date rights surrendered: 2008-12-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fisimp 171' (Sonic Cherry)

Summary: 'Ingcarmi' has taller plants than 'Fisimp 171'. The colour of the upper side of the flower is dark pink red for 'Ingcarmi' while it is red for 'Fisimp 171'. The flowers of 'Ingcarmi' are darker red pink on the lower side than those of 'Fisimp 171'.


PLANT: medium height, medium width
SHOOT: very strong anthocyanin colouration on upper third

LEAF: medium length, medium width, length to width ratio is 3.5:1
LEAF BLADE: no variegation, dark green on upper side, moderate to strong anthocyanin colouration on lower half of mid-rib on upper side, only green between veins on lower side, strong anthocyanin colouration on mid-rib and veins on lower side
PETIOLE: medium length, strong anthocyanin on upper side

FLOWER: single type, medium diameter, one coloured, dark pink red on upper side, red to dark pink red on lower side, small to medium size eye zone, eye zone is violet
UPPER PETAL: medium to broad
LATERAL PETAL: medium to broad
LOWER PETAL: medium to long, incision at apex is medium deep
FLOWER SPUR: moderate to strong curvature, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: medium length, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ingcarmi' 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 'G576-1' and the male parent designated 'G17-1'. 'Ingcarmi' was selected from the resulting progeny in September of 2001 based on criteria for good branching, foliage colour, flower colour and flower size.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'Ingcarmi' 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 16, 2006. All colour determinations were made using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'Ingcarmi' with reference variety 'Fisimp 171'

Plant height (cm)

  'Ingcarmi' 'Fisimp 171'
mean 17.9 15.2
std. deviation 0.71 1.01

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Ingcarmi' 'Fisimp 171'
upper side 53C 46C
lower side 50A-45D darker than 43C

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Impatiens: 'Ingcarmi' (left) with reference variety 'Fisimp 171' (right)

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