Denomination: 'Ingrosab'
Trade name: Kokomo L Pink Frost
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: 05-4868
Date Withdrawn: 2007-11-09

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fisupnic Mapink' (Super Sonic Pastel Pink '04)

Summary: 'Ingrosab' has smaller plants with shorter leaves and smaller flower diameter with narrower lateral petals than 'Fisupnic Mapink'. 'Ingrosab' has stronger anthocyanin colouration of the mid-rib and veins on the lower side of the leaf blades than 'Fisupnic Mapink'. The colour of the upper side of the flowers of 'Ingrosab' is light purple red while it is blue pink for 'Fisupnic Mapink'.


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

LEAF: short to medium length, medium to broad, length to width ratio is 2.5:1
LEAF BLADE: no variegation, medium to dark green on upper side, very weak anthocyanin colouration at the base of the 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, weak anthocyanin on upper side

FLOWER: single type, medium diameter, one coloured, light purple red on upper side, purple red on lower side, medium size eye zone, eye zone is white and pink
UPPER PETAL: medium to broad
LATERAL PETAL: narrow to medium width
LOWER PETAL: short, incision at apex is medium deep
FLOWER SPUR: weak curvature, moderate intensity of anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: medium length, weak anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ingrosab' 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 'MM211-1' and the male parent designated 'I203-2'. 'Ingrosab' 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 'Ingrosab' 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 11, 2006. All colour determinations were made using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'Ingrosab' with reference variety 'Fisupnic Mapink'

Plant height (cm)

  'Ingrosab' 'Fisupnic Mapink'
mean 16.0 22.0
std. deviation 1.27 1.62

Plant width (cm)

  'Ingrosab' 'Fisupnic Mapink'
mean 31.0 37.7
std. deviation 2.53 2.53

Leaf length (cm)

  'Ingrosab' 'Fisupnic Mapink'
mean 8.3 10.8
std. deviation 0.72 1.11

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Ingrosab' 'Fisupnic Mapink'
mean 5.8 7.0
std. deviation 0.33 0.20

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Ingrosab' 'Fisupnic Mapink'
upper side 55A 62BC (as dark as 67D)
lower side 58C 67D

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Impatiens: 'Ingrosab' (left) with reference variety 'Fisupnic Mapink' (right)

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