Denomination: 'SAKIMP016'
Trade name: SunPatiens Compact Magenta
Botanical Name: Impatiens
Applicant/Holder: Sakata Seed Corporation
2-7-1 Nakamachidai
Breeder: Moriya Kawashima, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2009-09-24
Application Number: 09-6729
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-08-23
Certificate Number: 4393
Date rights surrendered: 2014-08-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Misato FG3' (SunPatiens Vigorous Magenta)

Summary: The plants of 'SAKIMP016' are shorter and narrower than the plants of 'Misato FG3'. The leaf blade of 'SAKIMP016' is narrower than the leaf blade of 'Misato FG3'. The upper petal of 'SAKIMP016' is wider than the upper petal of 'Misato FG3'.


SHOOT: medium to strong anthocyanin colouration on upper third

LEAF: no markings on upper side, weak anthocyanin colouration along mid-vein on upper side, lower side green between veins, veins green
PETIOLE: upper side with weak to medium anthocyanin colouration

PEDICEL: weak to medium anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single, one colour on upper side, upper side purple red (darker than RHS N66A) with occasional streaks of purple (RHS N74A), lower petal with medium depth of incision
EYE ZONE: medium size, purple (RHS N74B)
SPUR: weak to medium degree of curvature.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'SAKIMP016' originated from a hybridization between two proprietary breeding lines, made in January 2003 at the Misato Research Station in Misato, Japan. The resultant F1 progeny were evaluated in an open field trial and a single plant selection was made based on criteria for flower colour, strong root system and compact growth habit. From May to August 2006, the selection was evaluated in the field in Misato, Japan. Shoot tip cuttings of the selection were propagated in Salinas, California and evaluated for stability traits. The selection, subsequently named 'SAKIMP016', was found to have unique characteristics that reproduce true to type in successive generations of asexual propagation.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'SAKIMP016' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2011 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 25, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 27, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'SAKIMP016' with reference variety 'Misato FG3'

Plant height (cm)

  'SAKIMP016' 'Misato FG3'
mean 21.9 42.8
std. deviation 1.71 3.50

Plant width (cm)

  'SAKIMP016' 'Misato FG3'
mean 35.0 55.5
std. deviation 2.45 5.27

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'SAKIMP016' 'Misato FG3'
mean 5.1 6.3
std. deviation 0.44 0.52

Upper petal width (cm)

  'SAKIMP016' 'Misato FG3'
mean 4.5 3.9
std. deviation 0.28 0.18

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Impatiens: 'SAKIMP016' (left) with reference variety 'Misato FG3' (right)

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Impatiens: 'SAKIMP016' (left) with reference variety 'Misato FG3' (right)

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