Denomination: 'Imtracaro'
Trade name: Spellbound Candy Rose
Botanical Name: Impatiens walleriana
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: 2005-10-24
Application Number: 06-5611
Date Withdrawn: 2009-09-23

Variety Description


PLANT: very short to short, broad, very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration on upper third of stem

LEAF: short, narrow to medium width, small length to width ratio, no variegation, medium green on upper side, green and red between veins on lower side, green veins on lower side
PETIOLE: very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side

PEDUNCLE: very weak to weak anothocyanin colouration on upper side
FLOWER: single, medium to broad, one coloured, blue pink (brighter than RHS N66C), small purple eye zone present, narrow to medium width upper petal, narrow to medium width lateral petal

Origin & Breeding History: 'Imtracaro' originated from a controlled cross made in January 2001 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, between the female parent R3627-1 and the male parent S1966-1. The new Impatiens variety was developed by the breeder M. Sanders, an employee of Syngenta Seeds B.V. in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. 'Imtracaro' was selected as a single plant in September 2002 based on plant growth habit, flower shape and flower colour. Asexual reproduction by cuttings of 'Imtracaro' was first conducted in September 2002 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Imtracaro' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 20051980, purchased for the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2006. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Impatiens: 'Imtracaro'

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