Boddblpas

Impatiens

Denomination: 'Boddblpas'
Trade name: Double Up Passion
Botanical Name: Impatiens walleriana
Applicant/Holder: John Bodger and Sons Company
1800 North Tyler Avenue
South El Monte, California
91733-3618
United States of America
Breeder: Michael Heffner, Santa Barbara, United States of America
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Canada
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2001-10-02
Application Number: 01-2850
Date abandoned: 2007-12-10

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Tihop' (Tioga Hot Pink)

Summary: 'Boddblpas' has lighter green leaves than 'Tihop'. The flower colour for 'Boddblpas' is dark purple red with darker purple red secondary colour at the base of all petals while for 'Tihop', it is brighter and lighter purple red with darker purple red secondary colour at the base of all petals. The colour of the lower side of the petals is red pink for 'Boddblpas' while it is purple red to blue pink and light blue violet for 'Tihop'. 'Boddblpas' has weaker anthocyanin colouration of the upper side of the petiole and the pedicel than 'Tihop'.

Description:

'Boddblpas' is a double flower Impatiens variety with absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration on the upper third of the shoot. The leaves have a small length to width ratio. The upper side of the leaf blade is medium green with no variegation and absent to very weak anthocyanin. The lower side of the leaf blade between the veins is green only. The mid-rib and veins on the lower side of the leaf blade have absent to very weak anthocyanin. The petiole is medium to long with absent to very weak anthocyanin on the upper side.

'Boddblpas' has dark purple red flowers with darker purple red secondary colour at the base of all petals. The lower side of the petals is red pink. The flowers have no eye zone. Anthocyanin colouration of the pedicel is absent to very weak. The flower spur has a moderate to strong curvature and very weak anthocyanin.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Boddblpas' was developed from an Impatiens walleriana Hook. f. breeding program conducted at John Bodger & Sons Company greenhouses in Lompoc, California, U.S.A. The goal for this breeding program was to produce new, compact Impatiens cultivars with fully double flowers, excellent branching, and attractive flower & foliage colours. 'Boddblpas' originated from a cross made in 1998 between the female parent, a proprietary selection designated '8IM15-6' and the male parent, another proprietary selection designated '8IM746-3'. These parents can be traced back to a Carousel Red selection and Tempo breeding lines, respectively.

Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'Boddblpas' was conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2005 at Variety Rights Management in Oxford Station, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. The plants were grown in 10 cm pots spaced 12.5 cm apart. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart and measured characteristics were based on ten plant measurements.


Comparison table for 'Boddblpas' with reference variety 'Tihop'

Colour of petals (RHS)

  'Boddblpas' 'Tihop'
primary - upper side 53B N57B
secondary - upper side 53A N57A
lower side 48C/D N66B/68A/69D

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Boddblpas
Impatiens: 'Boddblpas' (left) with reference variety 'TiHop' (right)

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