Denomination: 'SAKIMP009'
Trade name: SunPatiens Compact Coral
Botanical Name: Impatiens
Applicant/Holder: Sakata Seed Corporation
2-7-1 Nakamachidai
Breeder: Moriya Kawashima, Amstelveen, Netherlands
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: 2008-01-28
Application Number: 08-6148
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-08-25
Certificate Number: 3575
Date rights surrendered: 2016-08-25

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Misato FG2' (SunPatiens Orange) and 'SAKIMP005' (SunPatiens Spreading Salmon Variegated Leaf)

Summary: The anthocyanin colouration on upper third of the shoots of 'SAKIMP009' is very strong while it is weak to medium on 'Misato FG2' and weak on 'SAKIMP005'. 'SAKIMP009' has no leaf blade variegation while 'SAKIMP005' is variegated. The anthocyanin colouration on the midrib and veins of the lower side of the leaves of 'SAKIMP009' is medium to strong while that on both reference varieties is absent to very weak. 'SAKIMP009' has medium anthocyanin colouration on the upper side of the petiole while 'Misato FG2' has weak colouration and 'SAKIMP005' has absent to very weak colouration. The flowers of 'SAKIMP009' are larger than those of both reference varieties. 'SAKIMP009' is dark pink red on the upper side of the petals while 'Misato FG2' is red orange to red and 'SAKIMP005' is red pink with darker red pink tones. The lower petals of 'SAKIMP009' have a medium to deep incision while those of 'Misato FG2' have a shallow incision. 'SAKIMP009' has a wider upper petal than both reference varieties. The flower spur of 'SAKIMP009' has a strong degree of curvature while that of 'Misato FG2' is weak to medium and that of 'SAKIMP005' is medium.


PLANT: very strong anthocyanin colouration on upper third of shoot

LEAF: no variegation, dark green on upper side, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side, green only between veins on lower side, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration on veins and midrib of lower side
PETIOLE: medium anthocyanin colouration on upper side

FLOWER: single, one coloured, dark pink red (RHS 52A) on upper side of petal, purple red (RHS 55A) with lighter tones of light blue pink (RHS 55C) on lower side of petal, medium size eye zone, white and red eye zone, medium to deep incision on lower petals, medium to long pedicel, medium to strong anthocyanin colouration on pedicel
SPUR: medium to strong anthocyanin colouration, strong degree of curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'SAKIMP009' originated from a hybridization between the female parent 'NC-1H' and the male parent 'NC-229' conducted by the breeders Moriya Kawashima and Yomeo Kobayashi in 2004 in Misato, Japan. The resultant progeny were grown in a field trial in 2004 in Misato, Japan and evaluated for flower colour, strong root system and compact plant growth habit. Based on these criteria a single plant was selected and vegetatively propagated. After being evaluated in field trial from May to August 2005, the new variety was shipped to Salinas, California where it was propagated from shoot-tip cuttings and reevaluated for stability of traits. The new variety was found to reproduce true to type and subsequently named 'SAKIMP009'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'SAKIMP009' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2008 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 29, 2008. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 3, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'SAKIMP009' with reference varieties 'Misato FG2' and 'SAKIMP005'

Flower diameter (cm)

  'SAKIMP009' 'Misato FG2' 'SAKIMP005'
mean 6.6 5.7 5.8
std. deviation 0.27 0.18 0.36

Colour of petals (RHS)

  'SAKIMP009' 'Misato FG2' 'SAKIMP005'
upper side more orange than 52A N30A-B 43D with tones of 43C

Upper petal width (cm)

  'SAKIMP009' 'Misato FG2' 'SAKIMP005'
mean 4.1 3.4 3.3

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Impatiens: 'SAKIMP009' (left) with reference varieties 'Misato FG2' (centre) and 'SAKIMP005' (right)

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Impatiens: 'SAKIMP009' (left) with reference varieties 'Misato FG2' (centre) and 'SAKIMP005' (right)

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