A United States utility patent was granted for PanAmerican Seed's new Beacon Impatiens having a unique form of disease resistance to Impatiens downy mildew. US 10,285,362 covers all 6 colors and two mixes of Beacon Impatiens walleriana. Additional patent applications are pending.
“Since its official debut earlier this year, the excitement around Beacon Impatiens has been outstanding,” says Lisa Lacy, Global Product Manager for PanAmerican Seed, and a key team member of the Beacon Impatiens launch. “Receiving this patent underscores confidence in this product, and we are proud to be able to bring such an important flower class back to market.”
Beacon Impatiens launched at California Spring Trials in March 2019 and offers no-risk color for the shade. A limited supply of seed is available now, with full-scale global availability in January 2020.
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