Denomination: 'Ingvine'
Trade name: Kokomo XL Bright Violet
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: 05-4872
Date Withdrawn: 2007-11-28

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fisimp 113' (Super Sonic Lilac)

Summary: 'Ingvine' has smaller leaves than 'Fisimp 113'. The colour of the leaves between the veins on the lower side is mostly red for 'Ingvine' while it is red and green for 'Fisimp 113'. 'Ingvine' has stronger intensity of red colouration on the lower side of the leaf blade between the veins than 'Fisimp 113'. The colour of the upper side of the flowers is purple red for 'Ingvine' while it is bright purple for 'Fisimp 113'. 'Ingvine' has narrower lateral petals and weaker anthocyanin colouration on the pedicels than 'Fisimp 113'.


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

LEAF: short, narrow, length to width ratio is 3.5:1
LEAF BLADE: no variegation, medium green on upper side, strong anthocyanin colouration on mid-rib on upper side, mostly red between veins on lower side, moderate to strong intensity of red colouration on lower side, strong anthocyanin colouration on mid-rib and strong to very strong anthocyanin on veins on lower side
PETIOLE: short to medium length, strong anthocyanin on upper side

FLOWER: single type, small to medium diameter, one coloured, purple red on upper side, bright blue pink on lower side, small eye zone, eye zone is red
UPPER PETAL: narrow to medium width
LOWER PETAL: medium length, incision at apex is moderate to deep
FLOWER SPUR: strong curvature, moderate intensity of anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: medium length, absent to moderate intensity of anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ingvine' 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 'H267-7' and the male parent designated 'H196-2'. 'Ingvine' was selected from the resulting progeny in September of 2002 based on criteria for good branching, foliage colour, flower size and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'Ingvine' 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 'Ingvine' with reference variety 'Fisimp 113'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Ingvine' 'Fisimp 113'
mean 6.6 8.7
std. deviation 0.38 0.74

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Ingvine' 'Fisimp 113'
mean 1.8 2.9
std. deviation 0.14 0.36

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Ingvine' 'Fisimp 113'
upper side more purple than N66A N74A-B
lower side brighter than 67B N74B-C

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Impatiens: 'Ingvine' (left) with reference variety 'Fisimp 113' (right)

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