Denomination: 'Ingsalpi'
Trade name: Kokomo XL Salmon Pink
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: 05-4871
Date Withdrawn: 2007-11-09

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Balcelbupi' (Celebration Blush Pink Improved) and 'Ingrosab' (Kokomo L Pink Frost)

Summary: 'Ingsalpi' has taller plants and smaller flower diameter than the reference varieties. The leaves of 'Ingsalpi' are shorter than those of 'Balcelbupi' and have stronger anthocyanin colouration on the upper side than both reference varieties. The colour of the leaves between the veins on the lower side is red and green for 'Ingsalpi' while it is only green for the reference varieties. The petals of 'Ingsalpi' are purple red fading towards the base while those of 'Balcelbupi' are white with blue pink marginal colouration and those of 'Ingrosab' are darker purple red.


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

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

FLOWER: single type, small diameter, one coloured, upper side is purple red fading towards base of each petal, darker purple red on lower side, small to medium size eye zone, eye zone is pink
UPPER PETAL: narrow to medium width
LATERAL PETAL: narrow to medium width
LOWER PETAL: short to medium length, incision at apex is medium to deep
FLOWER SPUR: weak curvature, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: medium to long, strong anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ingsalpi' 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 'I360-1' and the male parent designated 'I248-7'. 'Ingsalpi' was selected from the resulting progeny in September of 2003 based on criteria for good branching, foliage colour, flower size and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'Ingsalpi' 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 'Ingsalpi' with reference varieties 'Balcelbupi' and 'Ingrosab'

Plant height (cm)

  'Ingsalpi' 'Balcelbupi' 'Ingrosab'
mean 22.4 16.1 16.0
std. deviation 1.37 1.00 1.27

Leaf length (cm)

  'Ingsalpi' 'Balcelbupi' 'Ingrosab'
mean 9.3 10.9 8.3
std. deviation 0.64 0.66 0.72

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Ingsalpi' 'Balcelbupi' 'Ingrosab'
mean 4.8 6.0 5.8
std. deviation 0.27 0.28 0.33

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Ingsalpi' 'Balcelbupi' 'Ingrosab'
upper side N57B-D fading towards center N155B with 65A in marginal area 55A
lower side N57A N155B with 65A tones 58C

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Impatiens: 'Ingsalpi' (left) with reference varieties 'Balcelbupi' (centre) and 'Ingrosab' (right)

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