Denomination: 'Imtrasa'
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: 2006-11-09
Application Number: 07-6029
Date Withdrawn: 2010-01-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Imtraoran'

Summary: The leaves of 'Imtrasa' are medium to broad while those of 'Imtraoran' are narrow to medium width. The eye zone on the flowers of 'Imtrasa' is red while that on the flowers of 'Imtraoran' is purple.


PLANT: short to medium height, broad, very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration on upper third of shoot

LEAF BLADE: medium length, medium to broad, small to medium length/width ratio, no variegation, medium green on upper side, green and red between veins on lower side, green veins on lower side
PETIOLE: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side

PEDUNCLE: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, broad to very broad, one coloured, red (RHS 44B-43A), small red eye zone, upper and lateral petals medium width

Origin & Breeding History: 'Imtrasa' originated from a controlled cross pollination of the female parent 'T3103-1' and the male parent 'T2232-1'. The new variety was bred and developed by the breeder, M. Sanders, in January 2003, in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. A single seedling was selected in September 2003 based on plant form, flower size and flower colour. Asexual reproduction of 'Imtrasa' by cuttings was first conducted in September 2003, in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Imtrasa' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2006/2275, purchased from the Bundessortenamt, Hannover, Germany. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2007. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Impatiens: 'Imtrasa'

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