Denomination: 'Ingfilu'
Trade name: Kokomo XL First Blush
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: 05-4859
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-28
Certificate Number: 3039
Date rights surrendered: 2008-12-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balcelbupi' (Celebration Pink Blush Improved)

Summary: 'Ingfilu' has strong anthocyanin colouration on the upper side of the leaf blades while it is absent or very weak for 'Balcelbupi'. The colour of the leaves between the veins on the lower side is only red for 'Ingfilu' while it is only green for 'Balcelbupi'. Anthocyanin colouration of the veins on the lower side of the leaves is strong to very strong for 'Ingfilu' while it is weak for 'Balcelbupi'. 'Ingfilu' also has stronger anthocyanin colouration on the upper side of the petiole than 'Balcelbupi'.


PLANT: medium height, medium to broad
SHOOT: moderate to strong anthocyanin colouration on upper third

LEAF: medium to long, medium to broad, length to width ratio is 3.5:1
LEAF BLADE: no variegation, medium blue green on upper side, strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side, only red between veins on lower side, 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 to large diameter, two coloured, main colour is light blue violet on upper side with light blue pink secondary colour located along mid-rib of all petals, light blue violet and bright purple red on lower side, medium size eye zone, eye zone is pink
UPPER PETAL: medium to broad
LATERAL PETAL: medium to broad
LOWER PETAL: short to medium length, incision at apex is medium deep
FLOWER SPUR: moderate degree of curvature, weak to moderate intensity of anthocyanin at the base only
PEDICEL: short to medium length, moderate intensity of anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ingfilu' 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 2001 between the female parent designated 'H193-2' and the male parent designated 'H197-3'. 'Ingfilu' was selected from the resulting progeny in September of 2002 based on criteria for good branching, vigour, flower colour and flower size.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'Ingfilu' 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 table for 'Ingfilu' with reference variety 'Balcelbupi'

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Ingfilu' 'Balcelbupi'
upper side - main 69C-D N155B
upper side - secondary N74C-75A 65A veins
lower side 69D and N66B N155B with 65A tones

Click on image for larger view
Impatiens: 'Infilu' (left) with reference variety 'Balcelbupi' (right)

Date modified: