Denomination: 'Balwinorg'
Trade name: Wink Orange
Botanical Name: Diascia
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
Breeder: Ball Horticultural Company, West Chicago, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-02-18
Application Number: 05-4589
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-07-05
Certificate Number: 2811
Date rights surrendered: 2009-07-17

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Whisper Tangerine'

Summary: 'Balwinorg' has a semi-upright growth habit and shorter, denser plants than 'Whisper Tangerine', which has a more upright growth habit and taller, less dense plants. The varieties differ slightly in flower colour and in the colour of the spurs.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, short to medium height, narrow to medium in width, dense branching, no anthocyanin colouration on stems

LEAF BLADE: medium green, medium length, narrow to medium width, no variegation, no anthocyanin colouration, truncate base, narrow acute apex, dentate margin (shallow incisions), no hairiness

PEDUNCLE: medium length internodes with short to medium length pedicels
COROLLA: short to medium length, medium width, orange brown on inner surface, moderate reflexing of lateral lobes
LOWER LOBE: as long as broad, very weak undulation of margin, very sparse black-coloured trichomal elaiophores
COROLLA THROAT: two medium yellow spots
SPUR: brown purple, moderate curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balwinorg' originated in a controlled breeding program during December 2002, in Guadalupe, California. The female parent was the proprietary diascia selection designated 3795a-1, characterized by its deep orange flower colour, small, dark green leaf colour and upright growth habit. The male parent was the proprietary diascia selection designated 3057-4-4-2-2, characterized by its apricot flower colour, medium green leaf colour and bush type growth habit. The initial selection was made in March 2003. Asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'Balwinorg' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2006 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 11 cm pots on March 31, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 17, 2006. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 RHS colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Balwinorg' with reference variety 'Whisper Tangerine'

Main colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Balwinorg' 'Whisper Tangerine'
inner side 33C 34C

Colour of spur (RHS)

  'Balwinorg' 'Whisper Tangerine'
main 185D 181B-C

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Diascia: 'Balwinorg' (left) with reference variety 'Whisper Tangerine' (right)

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Diascia: 'Balwinorg' (left) with reference variety 'Whisper Tangerine' (right)

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Diascia: 'Balwinorg' (left) with reference variety 'Whisper Tangerine' (right)

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