Denomination: 'SAKIMP017'
Trade name: SunPatiens Compact Deep Rose
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: 09-6730
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-08-19
Certificate Number: 4163
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2029-08-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'SAKIMP009' (SunPatiens Compact Coral)

Summary: The upper side of the leaf blade is dark green for 'SAKIMP017' while it is medium green for 'SAKIMP009'. The midrib and secondary veins on the upper side of the leaf blade have strong anthocyanin colouration for 'SAKIMP017' while the midrib has weak anthocyanin for 'SAKIMP009' and there is no anthocyanin in the secondary veins. The lower side of the leaf blade of 'SAKIMP017' has weak anthocyanin between the veins while the lower side of the leaf blade of 'SAKIMP009' has no anthocyanin. The midrib and veins on the lower side of the leaf blade of 'SAKIMP017' have strong anthocyanin while the midrib of 'SAKIMP009' has weak anthocyanin and the veins have absent or very weak anthocyanin. The pedicel is shorter for 'SAKIMP017' than for 'SAKIMP009'.


SHOOT: very strong anthocyanin colouration on upper third

LEAF: no variegation, upper side dark green with strong anthocyanin colouration on midrib and secondary veins, lower side green with weak red colouration between veins, midrib and veins on lower side with strong anthocyanin colouration
PETIOLE: upper side with medium to strong anthocyanin colouration

FLOWER: single, upper side dark pink red (darker than RHS 52A), lower side purple red (RHS 55A), lower petal with shallow depth of incision
EYE ZONE: small, red (more red than RHS 61A)
PEDICEL: weak anthocyanin colouration
SPUR: medium to strong anthocyanin colouration, medium degree of curvature.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'SAKIMP017' 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 'SAKIMP017', was found to have unique characteristics that reproduce true to type in successive generations of asexual propagation.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'SAKIMP017' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2010 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 21, 2010. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 21, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison table for 'SAKIMP017' with reference variety 'SAKIMP009'

Length of pedicel (cm)

  'SAKIMP017' 'SAKIMP009'
mean 4.8 6.8
std. deviation 0.41 0.40

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Impatiens: 'SAKIMP017' (left) with reference variety 'SAKIMP009' (right)

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Impatiens: 'SAKIMP017' (left) with reference variety 'SAKIMP009' (right)

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