Denomination: 'Ingmulwhi'
Trade name: Kokomo Petite White
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: 05-4865
Date Withdrawn: 2007-11-09

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fisco White' (Compact Sonic White)

Summary: 'Ingmulwhi' has a shorter, narrower leaf than 'Fisco White'. The upper side of the leaf blade is medium green for 'Ingmulwhi' while it is dark green for 'Fisco White'. 'Ingmulwhi' has a smaller flower diameter than 'Fisco White'.


SHOOT: no anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: length to width ratio is 2.5:1
LEAF BLADE: no variegation, medium green on upper side, very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side, only green between veins on lower side, no anthocyanin colouration on mid-rib and veins on lower side
PETIOLE: very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side

FLOWER: single type, white on upper and lower side of petal (RHS 155C), no eye zone, lower petal with deep to very deep incision
FLOWER SPUR: medium to strong degree of curvature, no anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: no anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ingmulwhi' 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 F25-2 and the male parent designated F25-1. 'Ingmulwhi' was selected from the resulting progeny in September of 2000, based on criteria for good branching, foliage size, flower size, number of flowers and colour.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'Ingmulwhi' 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 October 11, 2006. All colour determinations were made using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'Ingmulwhi' with reference variety 'Fisco White'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Ingmulwhi' 'Fisco White'
mean 6.1 10.4
std. deviation 0.94 1.54

Leaf width (cm)

  'Ingmulwhi' 'Fisco White'
mean 2.4 3.3
std. deviation 0.25 0.37

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Ingmulwhi' 'Fisco White'
mean 3.7 6.0
std. deviation 0.23 0.25

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Impatiens: 'Ingmulwhi' (left) with reference variety 'Fisco White' (right)

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