Denomination: 'Ingsalmo'
Trade name: Kokomo XL Salmon
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: 05-4870
Date Withdrawn: 2007-11-09

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Grenada' (Paradise Salmon)

Summary: 'Ingsalmo' has larger plants and larger flower diameter than 'Grenada'. 'Ingsalmo' has deeper incisions on the lower petals than 'Grenada'.


PLANT: tall to very tall, broad to very broad
SHOOT: strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration on upper third

LEAF: long to very long, medium width, length to width ratio is 4:1
LEAF BLADE: no variegation, dark blue green on upper side, strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side, only red between veins on lower side, strong to very strong intensity of red colouration on lower side, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration on mid-rib and very strong anthocyanin on veins on lower side
PETIOLE: very long, strong anthocyanin on upper side

FLOWER: single type, medium to large diameter, one coloured, pink red on upper and lower sides, medium size eye zone, eye zone is white and pink
LOWER PETAL: long, incision at apex is deep
FLOWER SPUR: weak to moderate degree of curvature, strong anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: medium to long, strong anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ingsalmo' 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 2001 between the female parent designated 'MM154-1' and the male parent designated 'H267-7'. 'Ingsalmo' was selected from the resulting progeny in September of 2002 based on criteria for good branching, plant vigor, leaf size, flower size and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'Ingsalmo' 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 'Ingsalmo' with reference variety 'Grenada'

Plant height (cm)

  'Ingsalmo' 'Grenada'
mean 27.9 20.2
std. deviation 2.79 1.21

Plant width (cm)

  'Ingsalmo' 'Grenada'
mean 40.3 34.0
std. deviation 3.21 2.46

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Ingsalmo' 'Grenada'
mean 6.1 5.4
std. deviation 0.31 0.29

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Ingsalmo' 'Grenada'
upper side more pink and lighter than 52A more orange and lighter than 52A
lower side more pink and lighter than 52A close to 52B

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Impatiens: 'Ingsalmo' (left) with reference variety 'Grenada' (right)

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