Imara White

Impatiens walleriana Imara white
Impatiens are back!
Posted: 20 February 2017

New Imara Impatiens. Bred by Syngenta Flowers for more resistance to downy mildew than ever before

 Imara® offers disease resilience  bringing this popular plant back into the garden!
Research confirms resilience against downy mildew
Tested for performance in the greenhouse and garden
Provides reliable, consistent growth and summer-long flowering

Syngenta Flowers News: 2 April 2019 reports:
“Imara has an outstanding garden performance regardless rain or shine. The plants will flourish all summer and survive until the first frost”, says Steve. Of course, the breeding of this breakthrough all started with Downy Mildew itself. Breeder Ton Groot: “Imara is bred from one naturally occurring plant that was discovered to be alive in a heavily infected field.”

It keeps on flowering
This plant had naturally a high resistance to the symptoms of Downy Mildew, a characteristic which Imara has. “The way resistance to Impatiens Downy Mildew (IDM) works on all current breeding of Downy Mildew resistant Impatiens is that you may, at times, see some symptoms”, says Ton. “For instance leaf yellowing, leaf drop and sometimes even limited sporulation on the underside of the leaf under very heavy disease pressure, if no fungicides are applied. The plants usually outgrow these symptoms and keep on flowering.”

 ‘Rigorously tried and tested’
Imara is a very adoptable plant which consumers can use in both full sun (Northern Hemisphere) or full shade. This flexibility results in an easy to use plant. Steve: “All breeding is rigorously tried and tested for not only the key characteristics, but also both garden performance and of course IDM resistance which is also independently verified.”