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Impatiens plant named `HGI-1065-5`
PP13954 Impatiens plant named `HGI-1065-5`
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Inventor: Sijm
Date Issued: July 8, 2003
Application: 10/078,481
Filed: February 21, 2002
Inventors: Sijm; Johannes J. G. (Andijk, NL)
Assignee: Hem Genetics B.V. (Hem, NL)
Primary Examiner: Campell; Bruce R.
Assistant Examiner: Grunberg; Anne Marie
Attorney Or Agent: Foley & Lardner
U.S. Class: PLT/317
Field Of Search: PLT/317
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Abstract: A new and distinct Impatiens plant named `HGI-1065-5` characterized by having a typical compact growth, small flowers and an intense red color of the flower.
Claim: I claim:

1. A new and distinct Impatiens plant named `HGI-1065-5` substantially as illustrated and described herein.
Description: Latin name of thegenus and species of the plant claimed: Impatiens walleriana.

Variety denomination: HGI-1065-5.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a new and distinct cultivar of Impatiens plant, botanically known as Impatiens walleriana, and hereinafter referred to by the cultivar name `HGI-1065-5`.

The new cultivar originated from a cross made in a controlled breeding program in the village of Hem, the Netherlands. The female parent is `IB-19-2` (unpatented). The male parent is `IB-7-2` (unpatented) `HGI-1065-5` was discovered andselected by the inventor Johann J. G. Sijm, in November 1999, as a flowering plant within the progeny of the stated cross in a controlled environment in the village of Hem, the Netherlands.

`HGI -1065-5` a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the inventor and selected in a controlled cultivated environment in the village of Hem, the Netherlands. Asexual reproduction of the new cultivar by vegetative cuttings used inpropagation was first performed in December 1999, in the village of Hem, the Netherlands and has demonstrated that the combination of characteristics as herein disclosed for the new cultivar are firmly fixed and reproduce true to type in successivegenerations of asexual reproduction.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The following traits have been repeatedly observed and are determined to be basic characteristics of `HGI-1065-5` which in combination distinguish this Impatiens as a new and distinct cultivar: 1. Compact growth; 2. Small flowering; 3. Smallleaves; and 4. Intense red color

`HGI-1065-5` as not been observed under all possible environmental conditions. The phenotype of the new cultivar may vary significantly with variations in environment such as temperature, light intensity, and day length without any change in thegenotype of the plant. The following observations, measurements and values describe the new cultivar as grown in the village of Hem, the Netherlands under conditions which closely approximate those generally used in commercial practice.

Of the many commercial cultivars known to the present inventor, the most similar in comparison to `HGI-1065-5` is the cultivar `Firelfy Red`. The overall habit and appearance of `HGI-1065-5` and `Firefly Red` are comparable, however the flowersof `HGI-1065-5` are slightly larger, 2.5 cm in both length and width, and RHS 45B in color whereas the flower size of `Firefly Red` is 2.1 cm in length and 2 cm in width with a flower color of RHS 45A.

In comparison to the instant plant, both parental cultivars have a more vigorous plant habit. When grown under the same conditions in a greenhouse as potted plants, the parental cultivars are 50% taller than `HGI-1065-5`. The flower color ofparental cultivars differ from `HGI-1065-5`. Flowers of the female parental cultivar are RHS N30A; flowers of the male parental cultivar are RHS N30B, and are larger, 4-5 cm in diameter.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

The accompanying photographic illustrations show typical flower and foliage characteristics of `HGI-1065-5` with colors being as true as possible with illustrations of this type.

The first drawing shows the plant in its entirety, with compact growth and numerous flowers.

The second drawing shows an enlargement of one typical flower.

DETAILED BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION

The following observations, measurements and values describe the new cultivar as grown in the village of Hem, the Netherlands, under conditions which closely approximate those generally used in commercial practice. The plant grows well undernormal greenhouse conditions, however the temperature should not decrease below 15 degrees Centigrade. Shading of the plants in high light conditions is essential. Color references are made to The Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart (R.H.S.),except where general colors of ordinary significance are used. Color values were taken under daylight conditions at approximately noon in the village of Hem, the Netherlands. Parentage: Female parent.--IB-19-2. Male parent.--IB-7-2. Propagation: Typecutting.--Stem cutting. Plant: General appearance and form: Height.--9 centimeters, when grown in a 10 centimeter pot. Width.--10 centimeters. Growth and branching habit.--Upright and freely branching. Flowering response.--Day length neutral. Flowering season.--Year-round in controlled climate conditions; outdoors until start of frost period. Winter hardiness.--No. Lastingness of the individual bloom.--5 to 7 days depending on temperature of the environment. Crop time.--6 weeks from cuttingto plant. Time to initiate roots.--10 to 12 days at an average of 22 degrees Centigrade. Time to develop roots.--18 to 21 days at an average of 21 degrees Centigrade. Rooting habit.--Fibrous, branching and fine roots. Fragrance.--None. Foliage:Overall shape of leaf.--Lanceolate to elliptic. Base: Acute. Tip: Acute. Margin.--Sharp. Texture.--Soft. Main color of upper surface.--Mature leaf: RHS 137B. Immature leaf: RHS 137B. Main color of lower surface.--Mature leaf: RHS 138B and RHS 79Bin the background. Immature leaf: RHS 138B and RHS 79B in the background. Venation color.--Upper surface: Pinnate RHS 137B. Lower surface: RHS 138B. Size.--Length: 4 centimeters. Width: 2.5 centimeters. Leaf base shape.--Acute. Leaf apexshape.--Acute. Petiole.--Length: 2 centimeters. Diameter: 0.2 centimeters. Color: RHS 146A. Flower description: Flower type and habit.--Single, placed in upper leaf axils. Flower season.--Year-round in controlled climate conditions; outdoors untilstart of frost period. Flower Size: 2.5 cm long; 2.5 cm wide. Average Number: 2 to 7 per leaf axil, large numbers per plant. Height: 2.5 centimeters. Petals: Number/Arrangement: 5, arranged around the stamen. Length: 1.2 centimeters. Width: 0.8centimeters. Shape: Upper petal round shaped, the remaining oval shaped. Base: Acute. Margin: Sharp. Texture: Soft. Color: Upper surface: RHS 45B. Lower surface: RHS 44D. Stem.--Average length: 1.5 centimeters depending on cultivation conditions. Average diameter: 15 millimeters. Color: RHS 138B. Spur.--Color: RHS 44D. Length: 2.7 cm. Bud.--Response: Day length neutral. Color: Starts at RHS 155C to RHS 44D before opening. Size before opening: 0.5 centimeter. Pedicel Length: Starting at 0cm and stretching to 1.5 centimeters. Pedicel Color: RHS 138A. Reproductive organs.--Stamen: Number: 1. Color: RHS 141B. Seed/Fruit Development: None. Anthers: Caps over pistil, drops off when flower matures, Color RHS N74B. Pollen: None. Stigma:Star-shaped when opened, Color RHS 155B. Ovary: Color RHS 141B. Disease/pest resistance/susceptibility. No observations to date.

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