Denomination: 'SAKIMP006'
Trade name: SunPatiens Lavender
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: 07-5806
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-08-29
Certificate Number: 3309
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2026-08-29

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balfaforch' (Fanfare Orchid)

Summary: 'SAKIMP006' has a narrower plant than 'Balfaforch'. The leaf of 'SAKIMP006' is longer and slightly wider than 'Balfaforch'. 'SAKIMP006' has a darker green leaf than 'Balfaforch'. The leaf of 'SAKIMP006' has anthocyanin colouration on the midrib and on the underside veins and midrib and between the veins while 'Balfaforch' does not. 'SAKIMP006' has a larger diameter flower than 'Balfaforch'. The lower flower petal of 'SAKIMP006' is longer with a deeper incision than 'Balfaforch'. 'SAKIMP006' has a slightly narrower lateral flower petal than 'Balfaforch'. The flower spur of 'SAKIMP006' has weaker anthocyanin colouration than 'Balfaforch'.


PLANT: strong anthocyanin colouration on the shoot

LEAF: dark green, weak anthocyanin colouration on midvein of upper side, weak to medium red and green colour between the veins on the lower side, strong anthocyanin colouration on the midrib and veins of the lower side, medium anthocyanin colouration on upper side of petiole

FLOWER: single, upper side purple (RHS N74B-C), lower side violet (RHS N78D) with blue pink (RHS N74C-D) at margin edge, small white and red eye zone, deep incision of lower petal, very weak to medium anthocyanin colouration on pedicel, very weak anthocyanin colouration on the spur, medium curvature of spur

Origin & Breeding History: 'SAKIMP006' 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 flower colour, petal size and vigorous plant growth. 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 'SAKIMP006' with reference variety 'Balfaforch'

Plant width (cm)

  'SAKIMP006' 'Balfaforch'
mean 43.7 62.2
std. deviation 3.04 4.73

Leaf length (including petiole) (cm)

  'SAKIMP006' 'Balfaforch'
mean 15.0 10.2
std. deviation 1.79 1.13

Leaf width (cm)

  'SAKIMP006' 'Balfaforch'
mean 5.1 3.8
std. deviation 0.63 0.21

Flower diameter (cm)

  'SAKIMP006' 'Balfaforch'
mean 6.6 5.5
std. deviation 0.24 0.12

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Impatiens: 'SAKIMP006' (left) with reference variety 'Balfaforch' (right)

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