Denomination: 'Ingsalab'
Trade name: Kokomo L Salmon Frost
Botanical Name: Impatiens hawkeri
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
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: 05-4869
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-11-28
Certificate Number: 3040
Date rights surrendered: 2008-12-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balcebsafo' (Celebrette Salmon Frost)

Summary: 'Ingsalab' has smaller leaves and shorter lower petals than 'Balcebsafo'. The petals of 'Ingsalab' are dark pink red with an orange tone while those of 'Balcebsafo' are lighter red pink at the margin and fading to light blue pink at the base.


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

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

FLOWER: single type, medium diameter, one coloured, upper side is dark red pink with an orange tone, red pink on lower side, large eye zone, eye zone is white and red
UPPER PETAL: narrow to medium width
LATERAL PETAL: narrow to medium width
LOWER PETAL: short, incision at apex is medium to deep
FLOWER SPUR: moderate degree of curvature, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: short to medium length, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ingsalab' 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 'MM215-1' and the male parent designated 'I420-2'. 'Ingsalab' 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 'Ingsalab' 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 'Ingsalab' with reference variety 'Balcebsafo'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Ingsalab' 'Balcebsafo'
mean 8.8 10.9
std. deviation 0.55 0.72

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Ingsalab' 'Balcebsafo'
mean 2.8 3.9
std. deviation 0.25 0.19

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Ingsalab' 'Balcebsafo'
upper side more orange than 52A 52B-49A margin fading to 55C towards the center
lower side 43C more orange than 52A

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Impatiens: 'Ingsalab' (left) with reference variety 'Balcebsafo' (right)

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