Denomination: 'Boddblsal'
Trade name: Double Up Salmon
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: 01-2854
Date abandoned: 2007-12-10

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Tioga Neon Salmon'

Summary: 'Boddblsal' has larger plants and longer petioles than 'Tioga Neon Salmon'. The flower colour for 'Boddblsal' is dark pink red with red secondary colour at the base of all petals while for 'Tioga Neon Salmon', it is dark pink red to red pink with darker pink red secondary colour at the base of all petals.


'Boddblsal' 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 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 in length with absent to very weak anthocyanin on the upper side.

'Boddblsal' has dark pink red flowers with 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 curvature and very weak anthocyanin.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Boddblsal' 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. 'Boddblsal' originated from a cross made in 1998 between the female parent, a proprietary selection designated '8IM16-17' and the male parent, another proprietary selection designated '8IM746-3'. These parents can be traced back to a Carousel Salmon Shades selection and Tempo breeding lines, respectively.

Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'Boddblsal' 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 'Boddblsal' with reference variety 'Tioga Neon Salmon'

Plant height (cm)

  'Boddblsal' 'Tioga Neon Salmon'
mean 17.32 12.71
std. deviation 1.57 2.21

Plant width (cm)

  'Boddblsal' 'Tioga Neon Salmon'
mean 38.00 25.14
std. deviation 2.67 2.41

Colour of petals (RHS)

  'Boddblsal' 'Tioga Neon Salmon'
primary - upper side 50B 51B/C
secondary - upper side 50A/B 50B
lower side 52D 52D

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Impatiens: 'Boddblsal' (left) with reference variety 'Tioga Neon Salmon' (right)

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