Denomination: 'SAKIMP014'
Trade name: SunPatiens Compact White
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: 08-6153
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-08-25
Certificate Number: 3580
Date rights surrendered: 2012-09-06

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Misato FG4' (SunPatiens White)

Summary: The plants of 'SAKIMP014' are narrower than those of 'Misato FG4'. 'SAKIMP014' has anthocyanin colouration present on the midrib of the lower side of the leaf blade and the upper side of the petiole while 'Misato FG4' has none. The flowers of 'SAKIMP014' have a blush of colour around the base of all petals while those of 'Misato FG4' have a blush on entire surface of all petals. 'SAKIMP014' has weak anthocyanin colouration at the base of the spur changing to medium colouration near the tip while 'Misato FG4' has very weak to weak colouration on entire spur.


PLANT: medium anothocyanin colouration on upper third of shoot

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

FLOWER: single, one coloured with blush, white with pink blush around base of petals on upper side, white with pink blush on lower side of petals, no eye zone, medium depth of incision on lower petals, very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration on pedicel
SPUR: weak anthocyanin colouration at base to medium anthocyanin colouration at tip, medium degree of curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'SAKIMP014' originated from a hybridization between the female parent variety 'NG-01 WD' and the male parent variety 'EL-1A-2' conducted by the breeders Moriya Kawashima and Yoneo Kobayashi in February 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 'SAKIMP014'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'SAKIMP014' 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 table for 'SAKIMP014' with reference variety 'Misato FG4'

Plant width (cm)

  'SAKIMP014' 'Misato FG4'
mean 35.2 45.5
std. deviation 2.39 2.42

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Impatiens: 'SAKIMP014' (left) with reference variety 'Misato FG4' (right)

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Impatiens: 'SAKIMP014' (left) with reference variety 'Misato FG4' (right)

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