Boddblbrp

Impatiens

Denomination: 'Boddblbrp'
Trade name: Double Up Bridal Pink/Rose
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: Kim Bodger, John Bodger and Sons Company, South El Monte, 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: 2002-09-30
Application Number: 02-3281
Date abandoned: 2007-12-10

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Tilip II' (Tioga Light Pink Improved)

Summary: 'Boddblbrp' has shorter petioles than 'Tilip II'. The flower colour for 'Boddblbrp' is light pink with darker pink secondary colour at the base of all petals while for 'Tilip II', it is light blue pink with darker blue pink secondary colour at the base of all petals.

Description:

'Boddblbrp' 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. 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.

The flowers of 'Boddblbrp' are light pink on the upper side with darker pink secondary colour at the base of all petals. The lower side of the petals is light 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 absent to very weak anthocyanin.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Boddblbrp' 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 and foliage colours. 'Boddblbrp' originated from a cross made in 1999 between an unnamed, semi-double seedling selection whose parentage was 'Carousel Red' x 'Tempo Pink' and the variety 'Carousel White'. 'Boddblbrp' was selected later in 1999.

Tests & Trials: The test and trial for 'Boddblbrp' 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 'Boddblbrp' with reference variety 'Tilip II'

Colour of petals (RHS)

  'Boddblbrp' 'Tilip II'
primary - upper side 56C/D 73D
secondary - upper side 56C 73B/C
lower side 56D 75D

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Impatiens: 'Boddblbrp' (left) with reference variety 'TiLip II' (right)

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