Denomination: 'SAKIMP008'
Trade name: SunPatiens Spreading Salmon
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: 2009-02-03
Application Number: 09-6505
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-08-27
Certificate Number: 3931
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2028-08-27

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Misato FG2' (SunPatiens Orange)

Summary: The leaves of 'SAKIMP008' are smaller than those of 'Misato FG2'. 'SAKIMP008' has medium anthocyanin colouration on the midrib of the lower side of the leaf blade while 'Misato FG2' has absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration. The flowers of 'SAKIMP008' are larger than those of 'Misato FG2'. 'SAKIMP008' is red on the upper side of the petals while 'Misato FG2' is orange red. The lower side of the petals of 'SAKIMP008' are red pink while those of 'Misato FG2' are orange red to light red pink.


SHOOT: strong anthocyanin colouration on upper third

LEAF BLADE: no variegation, medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on upper side, only green between veins on lower side, medium anthocyanin colouration on midrib of lower side, weak anthocyanin colouration on veins of lower side
PETIOLE: weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side

FLOWER: single, one coloured, red (RHS 40A) on upper side of petal, red pink (RHS 43C and 47D) on lower side of petal, medium sized pink eye zone, medium depth incision on lower petal
PEDICEL: medium anthocyanin colouration
SPUR: medium to strong anthocyanin colouration, medium to strong degree of curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'SAKIMP008' originated from a hybridization between two proprietary lines conducted by the breeders Moriya Kawashima and Yoneo Kobayashi in January 2004, at the Misato Research Station. The resultant progeny were evaluated in an open field trial and a single plant was selected based on salmon flower colour, mounding growth habit and a strong root system. From May to August 2005, the selection was evaluated in the field. Shoot tip cuttings were propagated in Salinas, California and plants were evaluated for stability of traits. The new variety was subsequently named 'SAKIMP008'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'SAKIMP008' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2009 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 24, 2009. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 10, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'SAKIMP008' with reference variety 'Misato FG2'

Leaf length (cm)

  'SAKIMP008' 'Misato FG2'
mean 8.7 9.9
std. deviation 0.82 0.73

Leaf width (cm)

  'SAKIMP008' 'Misato FG2'
mean 4.1 4.9
std. deviation 0.25 0.25

Colour of petals (RHS)

  'SAKIMP008' 'Misato FG2'
upper side 40A N30B
lower side blend of 43C and 47D 41C-D

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Impatiens: 'SAKIMP008' (left) with reference variety 'Misato FG2' (right)

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Impatiens: 'SAKIMP008' (left) with reference variety 'Misato FG2' (right)

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Impatiens: 'SAKIMP008' (left) with reference variety 'Misato FG2' (right)

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