Denomination: 'SAKIMP012'
Trade name: SunPatiens Compact Lilac
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: 08-6151
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-08-25
Certificate Number: 3578
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2027-08-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'SAKIMP006' (SunPatiens Lavender)

Summary: The plants of 'SAKIMP012' are shorter than those of 'SAKIMP006'. 'SAKIMP012' has medium anthocyanin colouration on the midrib and veins of the lower side of the leaf blade while 'SAKIMP006' has strong anthocyanin colouration. The petals of 'SAKIMP012' are a darker red purple than those of 'SAKIMP006'. 'SAKIMP012' has absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration on the pedicel while 'SAKIMP006' has weak to medium anthocyanin colouration.


PLANT: weak (medium at base) anthocyanin colouration on upper third of shoot

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

FLOWER: single, one coloured, red purple (RHS N74A) on upper side of petal, red purple to blue pink (RHS N74B-C) on lower side of petal, small eye zone, white and pink eye zone with red at base of petal, deep incision on lower petals, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration on pedicel
SPUR: absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration, medium to strong degree of curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'SAKIMP012' originated from a hybridization between the female parent variety 'NG-02WM' and the male parent variety 'NG-01H-9A' conducted by the breeders Moriya Kawashima and Yoneo Kobayashi in April 2002 in Misato, Japan. The resultant progeny were grown in a field trial in 2004, in Misato, Japan and were evaluated for flower colour, strength of root system and plant growth habit. Based on these criteria a single plant was selected and vegetatively propagated. After being evaluated in a field trial from May to August of 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 was subsequently named 'SAKIMP012'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'SAKIMP012' 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 'SAKIMP012' with reference variety 'SAKIMP006'

Plant height (cm)

  'SAKIMP012' 'SAKIMP006'
mean 15.2 25.9
std. deviation 1.62 1.29

Colour of petals (RHS)

  'SAKIMP012' 'SAKIMP006'
upper side N74A N74B-C
lower side N74B-C N74D fading to white at the centre

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Impatiens: 'SAKIMP012' (left) with reference variety 'SAKIMP006' (right)

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Impatiens: 'SAKIMP012' (left) with reference variety 'SAKIMP006' (right)

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