Denomination: 'SAKIMP018'
Trade name: SunPatiens Spreading Variegated White
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: 09-6731
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-08-19
Certificate Number: 4164
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2029-08-19

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'SAKIMP014' (SunPatiens Compact White) and 'SAKIMP005' (SunPatiens Variegated Salmon)

Summary: The leaf blade of 'SAKIMP018' is variegated while the leaf blade of 'SAKIMP014' has no variegation. The flower diameter is smaller for 'SAKIMP018' than for the reference varieties. The upper and lower side of the petal is white with a blush of light blue violet for 'SAKIMP018' while it is red to orange-red with red pink at the base for 'SAKIMP005'. The upper and lateral petals are narrower for 'SAKIMP018' than for the reference varieties. The flower spur has absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration for 'SAKIMP018' while the spur of 'SAKIMP014' has weak anthocyanin and the spur of 'SAKIMP005' has medium anthocyanin.


SHOOT: medium anthocyanin colouration on upper third

LEAF: variegation present, upper side dark green with light yellow secondary colour, absent or very weak anthocyanin on upper side, lower side green and yellow with absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on midrib and veins
PETIOLE: upper side with very weak anthocyanin colouration

FLOWER: single, upper and lower side white (RHS NN155C) with light blue violet (RHS 76C) blush, lower petal with shallow depth of incision, no eye zone
PEDICEL: very weak anthocyanin colouration
SPUR: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, strong curvature.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'SAKIMP018' originated from a hybridization between two proprietary breeding lines, made in February 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 'SAKIMP018', was found to have unique characteristics that reproduce true to type in successive generations of asexual propagation.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'SAKIMP018' 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 tables for 'SAKIMP018' with reference varieties 'SAKIMP014' and 'SAKIMP005'

Flower diameter (cm)

  'SAKIMP018' 'SAKIMP014' 'SAKIMP005'
mean 4.9 5.8 5.6
std. deviation 0.27 0.24 0.22

Colour of petal (RHS)

  'SAKIMP018' 'SAKIMP014' 'SAKIMP005'
upper side NN155C with 76C blush NN155C with 76C blush 41A-B, with 48C-D towards base
lower side NN155C with 76C blush NN155C with 76C blush 41D

Upper petal width (cm)

  'SAKIMP018' 'SAKIMP014' 'SAKIMP005'
mean 2.8 3.6 3.1
std. deviation 0.19 0.17 0.19

Lateral petal width (cm)

  'SAKIMP018' 'SAKIMP014' 'SAKIMP005'
mean 1.9 2.1 2.3
std. deviation 0.14 0.19 0.13

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Impatiens: 'SAKIMP018' (left) with reference variety 'SAKIMP014' (centre) and 'SAKIMP005' (right)

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Impatiens: 'SAKIMP018' (left) with reference variety 'SAKIMP014' (centre) and 'SAKIMP005' (right)

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