Denomination: 'Ingcarrosb'
Trade name: Kokomo L Hot Rose
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: 05-4858
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-28
Certificate Number: 3038
Date rights surrendered: 2008-12-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fisnics Hot Pink' (Sonic Hot Pink)

Summary: 'Ingcarrosb' has narrower plants than 'Fisnics Hot Pink'. The colour of the upper side of the flowers of 'Ingcarrosb' is purple red whereas for 'Fisnics Hot Pink, it is bright purple to blue pink with purple red located on the margins of all petals.


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

LEAF: medium length, medium width, length to width ratio is 3:1
LEAF BLADE: no variegation, dark green on upper side, strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side, only red between veins on lower side, moderate to strong intensity of red colouration between veins on lower side, strong anthocyanin colouration on mid-rib and strong to very strong anthocyanin on veins on lower side
PETIOLE: medium length, strong anthocyanin on upper side

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ingcarrosb' 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 'MM199-1' and the male parent designated 'I213-1'. 'Ingcarrosb' was selected from the resulting progeny in September of 2003 based on criteria for good branching, short internodes, flower colour and flower size.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'Ingcarrosb' 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 'Ingcarrosb' with reference variety 'Fisnics Hot Pink'

Plant width (cm)

  'Ingcarrosb' 'Fisnics Hot Pink'
mean 27.7 33.6
std. deviation 2.56 1.59

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Ingcarrosb' 'Fisnics Hot Pink'
upper side - main N66A-B N74B-C
upper side - secondary N/A N66A-B
lower side 58B 58B, 52B

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Impatiens: 'Ingcarrosb' (left) with reference variety 'Fisnics Hot Pink' (right)

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