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New Guinea Impatiens plant named `KLENI05080`
PP18405 New Guinea Impatiens plant named `KLENI05080`
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Inventor: Klemm
Date Issued: January 8, 2008
Application: 11/524,407
Filed: September 20, 2006
Inventors: Klemm; Nils (Stuttgart, DE)
Assignee: Klemm + Sohn GmbH + Co. KG (Stuttgart, DE)
Primary Examiner: Bell; Kent
Assistant Examiner:
Attorney Or Agent: Whealy; C. A.
U.S. Class: PLT/318
Field Of Search: PLT/318
International Class: A01H 5/00
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Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Impatiens plant named `KLENI05080`, characterized by its upright and outwardly spreading to trailing growth habit; rounded plant habit; freely branching habit; dark green-colored leaves; freely flowering habit; relatively large red purple-colored flowers; and good garden performance.
Claim: It is claimed:

1. A new and distinct Impatiens plant named `KLENI05080` as illustrated and described.
Description: Botanical designation:Impatiens hawkeri.

Cultivar denomination: `KLENI05080`.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a new and distinct cultivar of New Guinea Impatiens, botanically known as Impatiens hawkeri and hereinafter referred to by the name `KLENI05080`.

The new Impatiens is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the Inventor in Stuttgart, Germany. The objective of the breeding program is to create new freely-branching New Guinea Impatiens cultivars with medium plant habit, earlyand freely flowering habit, and large and attractive flowers.

The new Impatiens originated from a cross-pollination made by the Inventor during the summer of 2002 in Stuttgart, Germany of a proprietary selection of Impatiens hawkeri identified as code number T 056, not patented, as the female, or seed,parent with a proprietary selection of Impatiens hawkeri identified as code number U 185, not patented, as the male, or pollen, parent. The new Impatiens was discovered and selected by the Inventor as a single flowering plant within the progeny of thestated cross-pollination in a controlled environment in Stuttgart, Germany in May, 2003.

Asexual reproduction of the new Impatiens by terminal cuttings in a controlled environment in Stuttgart, Germany since July, 2003, has shown that the unique features of this new Impatiens are stable and reproduced true to type in successivegenerations.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The cultivar `KLENI05080` has not been observed under all possible environmental conditions. The phenotype may vary somewhat with variations in environment and cultural practices such as temperature and light intensity without, however, anyvariance in genotype.

The following traits have been repeatedly observed and are determined to be the unique characteristics of `KLENI05080`. These characteristics in combination distinguish `KLENI05080` as a new and distinct cultivar of Impatiens: 1. Upright andoutwardly spreading to trailing growth habit; rounded plant habit. 2. Freely branching habit. 3. Dark green-colored leaves. 4. Freely flowering habit. 5. Relatively large red purple-colored flowers. 6. Good garden performance.

Plants of the new Impatiens can be compared to plants of the female parent selection. Plants of the new Impatiens differ from plants of the female parent selection in the following characteristics: 1. Plants of the new Impatiens flower earlierthan plants of the female parent selection. 2. Plants of the new Impatiens and the female parent selection differ in flower color.

Plants of the new Impatiens can be compared to plants of the male parent selection. Plants of the new Impatiens differ primarily from plants of the male parent selection in flower color as plants of the male parent selection havelavender-colored flowers.

Plants of the new Impatiens can be compared to plants of the Impatiens selection S 608, not patented. In side-by-side comparisons conducted in Stuttgart, Germany, plants of the new Impatiens differed from plants of the selection S 608 in thefollowing characteristics: 1. Plants of the new Impatiens flowered earlier than plants of the selection S 608. 2. Plants of the new Impatiens were more freely flowering than plants of the selection S 608.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PHOTOGRAPH

The accompanying colored photograph illustrates the overall appearance of the new Impatiens, showing the colors as true as it is reasonably possible to obtain in colored reproductions of this type. Colors in the photograph may differ slightlyfrom the color values cited in the detailed botanical description which accurately describe the colors of the new Impatiens. The photograph comprises a side perspective view of typical flowering plants of `KLENI05080` grown in a container.

DETAILED BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION

The photograph and following observations, measurements and values describe plants grown in Stuttgart, Germany, in containers and under commercial practice during the summer in a polypropylene-covered shadehouse with day temperatures ranging from15.degree. C. to 40.degree. C. and night temperatures ranging from 8.degree. C. to 20.degree. C. Rooted young plants had been growing for about five months when the photograph and description were taken. In the following description, colorreferences are made to The Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart, 1995 Edition, except where general terms of ordinary dictionary significance are used. Botanical classification: Impatiens hawkeri cultivar `KLENI05080`. Parentage: Female, or seed,parent.--Proprietary selection of Impatiens hawkeri identified as code number T 056, not patented. Male, or pollen, parent.--Proprietary selection of Impatiens hawkeri identified as code number U 185, not patented. Propagation: Type.--By terminalcuttings. Time to initiate roots, summer.--About ten days at temperatures of 20.degree. C. Time to initiate roots, winter.--About twelve days at temperatures of 20.degree. C. Time to produce a rooted young plant, summer.--About 18 days at temperaturesof 20.degree. C. Time to produce a rooted young plant, winter.--About 21 days at temperatures of 20.degree. C. Root description.--Fine to medium, fibrous; creamy white in color. Rooting habit.--Freely branching; dense. Plant description: Plant andgrowth habit.--Upright to outwardly spreading growth habit; rounded plant habit. Freely branching habit with about 12 to 15 lateral branches; pinching is typically not required. Moderately vigorous growth habit. Plant height.--About 22 cm. Plantdiameter.--About 39 cm. Lateral branch description: Length.--About 12 cm. Diameter.--About 6 mm. Internode length.--About 3 cm. Strength.--Strong. Aspect.--Initially upright to outwardly spreading. Texture.--Smooth, glabrous. Color.--183B. Foliage description: Arrangement.--Opposite or in whorls; simple. Length.--About 11.5 cm. Width.--About 3.4 cm. Shape.--Oblong to lanceolate. Apex.--Acuminate. Base.--Attenuate. Margin.--Serrate with ciliation. Texture, upper and lowersurfaces.--Smooth, glabrous; leathery. Venation pattern.--Pinnate; arcuate. Color.--Developing foliage, upper surface: 137B. Developing foliage, lower surface: 138C. Fully expanded foliage, upper surface: 147A; venation, 185B. Fully expandedfoliage, lower surface: 138B; venation, 185C. Petiole length.--About 1.2 cm. Petiole diameter.--About 2.5 mm. Petiole texture, upper and lower surfaces.--Smooth, glabrous. Petiole color, upper and lower surfaces.--185B. Flower description: Flowertype and flowering habit.--Single rounded axillary flowers. Freely flowering habit; usually about nine open flowers and flowers buds per lateral branch. Flowers positioned above the foliage and typically face upright or outward. Flowers last about 10to 14 days under greenhouse conditions. Petals self-cleaning, gynoecium persistent. Flowers not fragrant. Natural flowering season.--Year-round under greenhouse conditions. In the garden, flowering from spring until fall in Germany. Plants beginflowering about twelve weeks after planting. Flower size.--Length: About 6.4 cm. Width: About 6.5 cm. Depth: About 1.4 cm. Flower buds.--Length: About 1.5 cm. Diameter: About 9 mm. Shape: Ovoid; pointed. Color: 71B. Petals.--Quantity/arrangement:Five per flower in a single whorl. Length, banner petal: About 3 cm. Length, lateral petals: About 3 cm. Length, lower petals: About 3.1 cm. Width, banner petal: About 5.2 cm. Width, lateral petals: About 3.6 cm. Width, lower petals: About 4 cm. Shape: Cordate. Apex: Emarginate. Base: Acute. Margin: Entire. Texture, upper and lower surfaces: Smooth, glabrous. Color: When opening and fully opened, upper surface: 74A; color becoming closer to 74B with development; venation, similar to lamina. When opening and fully opened, lower surface: 74B; venation, similar to lamina. Sepals.--Quantity/arrangement: Three; one modified into an elongated spur. Length: About 1.2 cm. Width: About 8 mm. Shape: Oval. Apex: Acute. Base: Obtuse. Margin:Entire. Texture, upper and lower surfaces: Smooth, glabrous. Color, upper surface: 74C. Color, lower surface: 147C. Spur length: About 6.1 cm. Spur diameter: At flower, about 3.5 mm; at apex, less than 1 mm. Spur texture: Smooth, glabrous. Spurcolor: 61A. Peduncles.--Length: About 5 cm. Diameter: About 2.5 mm. Angle: About 45.degree. from vertical. Strength: Strong. Texture: Smooth, glabrous. Color: 181B. Reproductive organs.--Stamens: Quantity: Five fused at anthers; filaments free. Anther size: About 4.5 mm by 4 mm. Anther color: 66A. Pollen amount: Abundant. Pollen color: 158B. Pistils: Quantity per flower: One. Pistil length: About 5 mm. Stigma shape: Rounded. Stigma color: 158B. Style color: 154D. Ovary color: 144B. Seed/fruit.--Seed and fruit production have not been observed. Disease/pest resistance: Plants of the new Impatiens have not been observed to be resistant to pathogens and pests common to New Guinea Impatiens. Garden performance: Plants of the newImpatiens have been observed to have good garden performance and tolerate wind, rain and temperatures ranging from about 4.degree. C. to about 40.degree. C.

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