Denomination: 'Ingobrip'
Trade name: Kokomo L Orchid Star
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: 05-4866
Date Withdrawn: 2007-11-09

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Kipas' (Paradise Orchid)

Summary: 'Ingobrip' has larger plants than 'Kipas'. The colour of the leaves between the veins on the lower side is red and green for 'Ingobrip' while it is only red for 'Kipas'. 'Ingobrip' has weaker anthocyanin colouration of the mid-rib and veins on the lower side of the leaf blades and the flower spur than 'Kipas'. The flowers of 'Ingobrip' are bright purple to blue pink on the upper side with darker purple secondary colour located along the mid-rib of all petals while those of 'Kipas' are bright purple with no secondary colour. The flower eye zone of 'Ingobrip' is white and pink while it is only pink for 'Kipas'.


PLANT: short to medium height, medium width
SHOOT: weak to strong anthocyanin colouration on upper third

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

FLOWER: single type, medium diameter, two coloured, upper side is bright purple to blue pink with darker purple secondary colour located along the mid-rib of all petals, violet on lower side, medium size eye zone, eye zone is white and pink
UPPER PETAL: medium width
LATERAL PETAL: narrow to medium width
LOWER PETAL: medium to long, incision at apex is medium deep
FLOWER SPUR: strong curvature, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: medium length, weak anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ingobrip' 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'. 'Ingobrip' was selected from the resulting progeny in September of 2003 based on criteria for good branching with short internodes, flower size and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'Ingobrip' 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 tables for 'Ingobrip' with reference variety 'Kipas'

Plant height (cm)

  'Ingobrip' 'Kipas'
mean 16.7 14.5
std. deviation 0.59 0.90

Plant width (cm)

  'Ingobrip' 'Kipas'
mean 33.6 26.7
std. deviation 1.41 2.59

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Ingobrip' 'Kipas'
upper side - main N74B-C N74B
upper side - secondary N74A N/A
lower side 77C lighter than N74B

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Impatiens: 'Ingobrip' (left) with reference variety 'Kipas' (right)

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