Denomination: 'Imtrasamto'
Trade name: Spellbound Salmon
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: 2005-10-25
Application Number: 06-5614
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-09-23
Certificate Number: 3621
Date rights surrendered: 2013-09-24

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Imtrasalm'

Summary: The lower side of the leaves of 'Imtrasamto' is green between the veins while it is green and red between the veins for 'Imtrasalm'. The flowers of 'Imtrasamto' are orange red while those of 'Imtrasalm' are pink red.


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

LEAF: short to medium length, medium width, small length to width ratio, no variegation, medium green on upper side, green 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 anthocyanin colouration on upper side
FLOWER: single, medium to broad, one coloured, red pink to orange red (RHS 43C-40C), small violet eye zone present, narrow to medium width upper petal, medium width lateral petal

Origin & Breeding History: 'Imtrasamto' originated from a controlled cross made in Januraty 2001 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, between the female parent R3627-1 and the male parent S1996-1. The new Impatiens variety was developed by the breeder M. Sanders, an employee of Syngenta Seeds B.V. in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. 'Imtrasamto' was selected as a single plant in September 2002 based on plant growth habit, flower size, flower shape and flower colour. Asexual reproduction by cuttings of 'Imtrasamto' was first conducted in September 2002 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Imtrasamto' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 20052017, purchased from 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.

Comparison table for 'Imtrasamto' with reference variety 'Imtrasalm'

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Imtrasamto' 'Imtrasalm'
main colour 43C-52A 40C-43C

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Impatiens: 'Imtrasamto'

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