Denomination: 'Ingmulvere'
Trade name: Kokomo Petite Velvet 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: 05-4864
Date Withdrawn: 2007-11-09

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Fisco Red' (Compact Sonic Red) and 'Martinique' (Paradise Cherry Red)

Summary: Ingmulvere' has weaker anthocyanin colouration of the mid-rib on the lower side of the leaf blade than 'Martinique'. The flowers of 'Ingmulvere' are smaller and lighter red on the upper side than those of the reference varieties.


PLANT: short, narrow to medium width
SHOOT: absent to strong anthocyanin colouration on upper third

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

FLOWER: single type, very small diameter, one coloured, red on upper and lower sides, no eye zone
LOWER PETAL: very short to short, incision at apex is medium to deep
FLOWER SPUR: moderate to strong curvature, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: short to medium length, moderate to strong anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ingmulvere' 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 'G590-1' and the male parent designated 'G49-3'. 'Ingmulvere' was selected from the resulting progeny in September of 2001 based on criteria for good branching, flower number, flower size and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'Ingmulvere' 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 'Ingmulvere' with reference varieties 'Fisco Red' and 'Martinique'

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Ingmulvere' 'Fisco Red' 'Martinique'
mean 3.6 6.0 4.8
std. deviation 0.25 0.37 0.22

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Ingmulvere' 'Fisco Red' 'Martinique'
upper side 45B 45A 53B
lower side 45C 43A closest to 52A

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Impatiens: 'Ingmulvere' (left) with reference varieties 'Fisco Red' (centre) and 'Martinique' (right)

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