Denomination: 'Ingmulsal'
Trade name: Kokomo Petite Salmon
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: 05-4862
Date Withdrawn: 2007-11-09

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Ingmulros' (Kokomo Petite Rose) and 'Visinfsal' (Infinity Salmon)

Summary: 'Ingmulsal' has shorter plants than both reference varieties and smaller leaves, smaller flower diameter and shorter pedicels than 'Visinfsal'. The colour of the leaves between the veins on the lower side is only green for 'Ingmulsal' while it is only red for 'Visinfsal'. The colour of the upper side of the flowers of 'Ingmulsal' is orange red while it is red pink for 'Ingmulros' and bright red orange for 'Visinfsal'. The flower eye zone for 'Ingmulsal' is white while it is red for 'Ingmulros' and pink and white for 'Visinfsal'.


PLANT: short, narrow
SHOOT: weak to moderate anthocyanin colouration on upper third

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

FLOWER: single type, very small to small diameter, one coloured, orange red on upper side, red pink on lower side, medium size eye zone, eye zone is white
UPPER PETAL: very narrow to narrow
LATERAL PETAL: very narrow to narrow
LOWER PETAL: very short to short, incision at apex is deep
FLOWER SPUR: weak to moderate degree of curvature, strong anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: short, moderate intensity of anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ingmulsal' 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 1999 between the female parent designated 'F25-3' and the male parent designated 'F25-1'. 'Ingmulsal' was selected from the resulting progeny in September of 2000 based on criteria for good branching, leaf size, flower number and flower size.

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

Comparison tables for 'Ingmulsal' with reference varieties 'Ingmulros' and 'Visinfsal'

Plant height (cm)

  'Ingmulsal' 'Ingmulros' 'Visinfsal'
mean 12.0 14.2 17.2
std. deviation 0.97 1.32 1.49

Leaf length (cm)

  'Ingmulsal' 'Ingmulros' 'Visinfsal'
mean 6.0 6.1 12.1
std. deviation 0.58 0.39 1.34

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Ingmulsal' 'Ingmulros' 'Visinfsal'
mean 1.8 1.8 3.2
std. deviation 0.23 0.16 0.32

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Ingmulsal' 'Ingmulros' 'Visinfsal'
mean 4.0 4.1 6.0
std. deviation 0.20 0.29 0.38

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Ingmulsal' 'Ingmulros' 'Visinfsal'
mean 2.1 2.4 5.0
std. deviation 0.46 0.22 0.62

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Ingmulsal' 'Ingmulros' 'Visinfsal'
upper side more orange than 41B 43C brighter than 41A
lower side 43C-D 47C-D 41B

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Impatiens: 'Ingmulsal' (left) with reference varieties 'Ingmulros' (centre) and 'Visinfsal' (right)

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