Kirocolete

Impatiens

Denomination: 'Kirocolete'
Trade name: Ruffles Fuchsia Rose
Botanical Name: Impatiens hawkeri
Applicant/Holder: Visioplant de Costa Rica S. A.
San Pedro de Sarchi
Valverde Vega Alajuela
Costa Rica
Breeder: Ludwig Kientzler, Gensingen, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2014-04-03
Application Number: 14-8247
Date Withdrawn: 2016-08-26

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Visinfdkp' (Infinity Dark Pink)

Summary: The foliage of the plants of 'Kirocolete' is shorter than that of 'Visinfdkp'. The upper part of the shoot of 'Kirocolete' has a medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration while that of 'Visinfdkp' has a strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The upper side of the petiole of 'Kirocolete' has a weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration while that of 'Visinfdkp' has a strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The upper side of the leaf blade of 'Kirocolete' has a very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration while that of 'Visinfdkp' has a strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The lower side of the leaf blade of 'Kirocolete' is green between the veins while that of 'Visinfdkp' is red between the veins. The pedicel of 'Kirocolete' has a weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration while that of 'Visinfdkp' has a medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The inner side of the corolla of 'Kirocolete' is purple with violet at the base of the petals while the corolla of 'Visinfdkp' is purple red. The eye zone of the corolla of 'Kirocolete' is purple red becoming darker purple red at the base of the petals while that of 'Visinfdkp' is dark purple red. The upper petal of 'Kirocolete' is wider than that of 'Visinfdkp'. The lower petal of 'Kirocolete' has a shallow incision while the lower petal of 'Visinfdkp' has a medium depth incision. The spur of 'Kirocolete' has a medium degree of curvature while that of 'Visinfdkp' is strongly curved.

Description:

SHOOT (UPPER PART): medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration

PETIOLE (UPPER SIDE): weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration
LEAF BLADE (UPPER SIDE): no marking, very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration
LEAF BLADE (LOWER SIDE): green between veins, red veins

PEDICEL: weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type
COROLLA (INNER SIDE): purple (brighter and pinker than RHS N74A) with violet (RHS 75B-C) at base of petals
EYE ZONE: very small, purple red (RHS N66B) becoming darker purple red (RHS N66A) at base of petals
LOWER PETAL: shallow incision
SPUR: medium degree of curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kirocolete' originated from a controlled cross conducted by the breeder, Mr. Ludwig Kientzler, in Gensingen, Germany. The cross was made between the variety 'Isabeau' as the female parent, and the male parent designated '010-22' in November 2011. In April 2012, 'Kirocolete' was selected from the resulting progeny based on its compact growth habit, branching and ruffled flower petals in Gensingen, Germany. It was first propagated by unrooted cuttings in May 2012 in Gensingen, Germany.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Kirocolete' was conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2015 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 11, 2015. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants, or parts of plants, of each variety on July 23, 2015. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Kirocolete' with reference variety 'Visinfdkp'

Plant foliage height (cm)

  'Kirocolete' 'Visinfdkp'
mean 13.8 17.5
std. deviation 0.35 1.13

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Kirocolete' 'Visinfdkp'
mean 4.2 5.8
std. deviation 0.31 0.73

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Kirocolete' 'Visinfdkp'
inner side brighter and pinker than N74A with 75B-C at base of petals closest to N66B

Colour of eye zone (RHS)

  'Kirocolete' 'Visinfdkp'
main N66B becoming N66A at base of petals blend of 53A and 60A

Upper petal width (cm)

  'Kirocolete' 'Visinfdkp'
mean 6.0 4.6
std. deviation 0.20 0.25

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Impatiens: 'Kirocolete' (left) with reference variety 'Visinfdkp' (right)

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Impatiens: 'Kirocolete' (left) with reference variety 'Visinfdkp' (right)

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Impatiens: 'Kirocolete' (left) with reference variety 'Visinfdkp' (right)

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