Denomination: 'Bodlizorg'
Trade name: Little Lizzy Orange
Botanical Name: Impatiens walleriana
Applicant/Holder: John Bodger and Sons Company
1800 North Tyler Avenue
South El Monte, California
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
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2002-09-30
Application Number: 02-3286
Date abandoned: 2008-10-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fify Orantwo' (Firefly Orange II)

Summary: 'Bodlizorg' has a smaller plant than 'Fify Orantwo'. 'Bodlizorg' has a longer petiole than 'Fify Orantwo'. The flower colour of 'Bodlizorg' is red while it is orange red in 'Fify Orantwo'. 'Bodlizorg' has a red purple eye zone while it is pink in 'Fify Orantwo'. The flower spur of 'Bodlizorg' has a stronger degree of curvature than 'Fify Orantwo'.


PLANT: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration of the shoot

LEAF: no variegation, medium green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on the upper side, only green between the veins on the lower side, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on the midrib of the lower side, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on the upper side of the petiole, medium length petiole

FLOWER: single type, red (RHS 40A) colour on the upper side, orange red (RHS 40C) colour on lower side, small red purple eye zone, very shallow to shallow incision on lower petal, narrow upper petal, narrow to medium width of lateral petal, short to medium length lower petal, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration of the pedicel, very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration of the flower spur, strong curvature of the spur

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bodlizorg' was developed from an impatiens breeding program conducted at John Bodger & Sons Co., Lompoc, California, USA. The original cross took place in the fall of 1999 between 'Firefly Red' and 'Tempo Salmon'. The F1 population was sown in February 2000 where a single plant was selected and self pollinated. The F2 seed were sown in July 2000 where a single plant selection was made and was vegetatively propagated. Selection criteria included small flowers, compact and well branched growth habit, and attractive flower colour.

Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted in the summer of 2006, in Oxford Station, Ontario. Trials consisted of 15 plants of each variety individually grown in 10cm pots in a poly house. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety.

Comparison tables for 'Bodlizorg' with reference variety 'Fify Orantwo'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bodlizorg' 'Fify Orantwo'
mean 10.83 12.67
std. deviation 0.61 1.41

Plant width (cm)

  'Bodlizorg' 'Fify Orantwo'
mean 15.22 17.44
std. deviation 1.56 1.67

Flower colour (RHS)

  'Bodlizorg' 'Fify Orantwo'
upper side 40A N30A
lower side 40C 33B

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Impatiens: 'Bodlizorg' (left) with reference variety 'Fify Orantwo' (right)

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