Denomination: 'SAKIMP005'
Trade name: SunPatiens Spreading Variegated Salmon
Botanical Name: Impatiens
Applicant/Holder: Sakata Seed Corporation
2-7-1 Nakamachidai
Breeder: Moriya Kawashima, Sakata Seed Corporation, Nagano, Japan
Yoneo Kobayashi, Nagano, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2007-03-28
Application Number: 07-5805
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-08-29
Certificate Number: 3308
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2026-08-29

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'SunPatiens Orange', 'Balfaforg' (Fanfare Orange) and 'Balcebredep' (Celebrette Deep Red)

Summary: The plant height of 'SAKIMP005' is taller than 'Balcebredep' and 'Balfaforg' but shorter than 'SunPatiens Orange'. 'SAKIMP005' has a wider plant than 'Balcebredep' but narrower than 'SunPatiens Orange' and 'Balfaforg'. The leaf of 'SAKIMP005' is slightly smaller than 'Balcebredep'. 'SAKIMP005' has variegated leaves while 'SunPatiens Orange' and 'Balfaforg' do not. The flower colour of 'SAKIMP005' is a lighter orange red than all three reference varieties.


PLANT: weak to medium anthocyanin colouration on the shoot

LEAF: dark green with light and medium yellow variegation, no anthocyanin colouration on midrib, veins or petiole

FLOWER: single, upper side orange red (RHS 41B) with red pink (RHS 48C-48D) along sides and at base, lower side red pink (RHS 52D) with white to pale orange tones, small to medium size white and pink eye zone, medium depth of incision of lower petal, narrow upper petal, very narrow to narrow lateral petal, short lower petal, very weak anthocyanin colouration on pedicel, weak anthocyanin colouration on the spur, medium curvature of spur

Origin & Breeding History: 'SAKIMP005' originated from a hybridization made in April 2002 at the Misato Research Station between two proprietary lines. The new variety was selected from the F1 progeny in August 2002 based on variegated leaf colour, spreading plant habit and strong root system. The variety was evaluated in the field in May-August 2004.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted in a poly house during the summer of 2007 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 15 plants of each variety individually grown in 15 centimeter pots. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'SAKIMP005' with reference varieties 'SunPatiens Orange', 'Balfaforg' and 'Balcebredep'

Plant height (cm)

  'SAKIMP005' 'SunPatiens Orange' 'Balfaforg' 'Balcebredep'
mean 26.6 33.3 23.3 15.1
std. deviation 2.33 2.00 3.06 1.91

Plant width (cm)

  'SAKIMP005' 'SunPatiens Orange' 'Balfaforg' 'Balcebredep'
mean 41.4 49.9 50.6 29.7
std. deviation 3.45 2.85 4.58 2.71

Leaf length (including petiole)(cm)

  'SAKIMP005' 'SunPatiens Orange' 'Balfaforg' 'Balcebredep'
mean 10.8 11.3 9.7 13.3
std. deviation 1.72 0.75 1.48 1.65

Leaf width (cm)

  'SAKIMP005' 'SunPatiens Orange' 'Balfaforg' 'Balcebredep'
mean 4.2 4.6 3.6 4.8
std. deviation 0.54 0.30 0.42 0.33

Colour of upper side of flower (RHS)

  'SAKIMP005' 'SunPatiens Orange' 'Balfaforg' 'Balcebredep'
middle 41B 40B 30B 53B
margin 48C-48D 41A 33B 53B

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Impatiens: 'SAKIMP005' (left) with reference varieties 'SunPatiens Orange' (centre left), 'Balfaforg' (centre right) and 'Balcebredep' (right)

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