Denomination: 'Ingcarreb'
Trade name: Kokomo L Carmine Red
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: 05-4857
Date Withdrawn: 2007-11-09

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Visinfchr' (Infinity Cherry Red) and 'Visinfred' (Infinity Red)

Summary: 'Ingcarreb' has smaller leaves than the reference varieties. The colour of the leaves between the veins on the lower side is red and green for 'Ingcarreb' while it is only green for the reference varieties. 'Ingcarreb' has a smaller flower diameter, narrower upper and lateral petals and smaller flower eye zone than 'Visinfred'.


PLANT: medium height, medium width
SHOOT: strong 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 to dark green on upper side, strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side, red and green between veins on lower side, strong intensity of red colouration between veins on lower side, strong anthocyanin colouration on mid-rib and veins on lower side
PETIOLE: short to medium length, strong anthocyanin on upper side

FLOWER: single type, small to medium diameter, one coloured, upper side is dark pink red with pinker margin, dark pink red to red on lower side, medium size eye zone, eye zone is purple with white
UPPER PETAL: medium width
LATERAL PETAL: medium width
LOWER PETAL: short to medium length, incision at apex is medium to deep
FLOWER SPUR: moderate degree of curvature, strong anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: medium length, strong anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ingcarreb' 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 'MM232-1' and the male parent designated 'I150-1'. 'Ingcarreb' was selected from the resulting progeny in September of 2003 based on criteria for good branching, short internodes, medium foliage, flower colour and flower size.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'Ingcarreb' 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 'Ingcarreb' with reference varieties 'Visinfchr' and 'Visinfred'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Ingcarreb' 'Visinfchr' 'Visinfred'
mean 7.4 10.0 9.9
std. deviation 0.61 0.83 1.09

Leaf width (cm)

  'Ingcarreb' 'Visinfchr' 'Visinfred'
mean 2.4 2.8 3.4
std. deviation 0.18 0.29 0.38

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Ingcarreb' 'Visinfchr' 'Visinfred'
mean 5.4 6.0 7.1
std. deviation 0.26 0.45 0.16

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Ingcarreb' 'Visinfchr' 'Visinfred'
upper side redder than 53C with pinker margin 46C 45B
lower side closest to 52A-B 52A 43B with 52B tones

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Impatiens: 'Incarreb' (left) with reference varieties 'Visinfchr' (centre) and 'Visinfred' (right)

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