Denomination: 'Boddblros'
Trade name: Double Up Rose
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: 01-2853
Date abandoned: 2007-12-10

Variety Description

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

Summary: The flower colour for 'Boddblros' is darker purple red than that of 'Tihop' which is brighter purple red. 'Boddblros' has weaker anthocyanin colouration of the upper side of the petiole and the pedicel than 'Tihop'.


'Boddblros' 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 dark 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 short to medium in length with absent to very weak anthocyanin on the upper side.

'Boddblros' has dark purple red flowers with darker purple red secondary colour at the base of all petals. The lower side of the petals is blue pink to light blue violet. 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: 'Boddblros' 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. 'Boddblros' 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 'Boddblros' 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 'Boddblros' with reference variety 'Tihop'

Colour of petals (RHS)

  'Boddblros' 'Tihop'
primary - upper side N66B N57B
secondary - upper side N66A N57A
lower side 67C/68D/69D N66B/68A/69D

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

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