Denomination: 'Boddblred'
Trade name: Double Up Red
Botanical Name: Impatiens walleriana
Applicant/Holder: John Bodger and Sons Company
1800 North Tyler Avenue
South El Monte, California
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
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2001-10-02
Application Number: 01-2852
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-02-22
Certificate Number: 3142
Date rights revoked: 2009-07-07

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balfiespray' (Fiesta Sparkler Cherry)

Summary: 'Boddblred' has darker green leaves and larger, darker red flowers than 'Balfiespray'.


'Boddblred' 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 to medium length to width ratio. The upper side of the leaf blade is dark green with no variegation and absent to very weak anthocyanin. The lower side of the leaf blade between the veins is red and green. The intensity of the red colouration on the lower side of the leaf is strong. The mid-rib and veins on the lower side of the leaf blade have absent to very weak anthocyanin. The petiole is short with absent to very weak anthocyanin on the upper side.

'Boddblred' has dark purple red flowers. 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 strong curvature and absent to very weak anthocyanin.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Boddblred' 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. 'Boddblred' originated from a cross made in 1999 between the female parent, a proprietary selection designated '8IM15-16' and the male parent, another proprietary selection designated '9IM1971-1'. These parents can be traced back to a Carousel Red selection and Tempo breeding lines, respectively.

Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'Boddblred' 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 tables for 'Boddblred' with reference variety 'Balfiespray'

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Boddblred' 'Balfiespray'
mean 4.99 4.30
std. deviation 0.28 0.37

Colour of petals (RHS)

  'Boddblred' 'Balfiespray'
upper side 46A 46B
lower side 48B/C 48B/C

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Impatiens: 'Boddblred' (left) with reference variety 'Balfiespray' (Fiesta Sparkler Cherry) (right)

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