Denomination: 'Bodlizsal'
Trade name: Little Lizzy 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: 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: 02-3292
Date abandoned: 2009-11-04

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fify Salmon Two'

Summary: 'Bodlizsal' has a slightly taller plant height than 'Fify Salmon Two'. The leaf of 'Bodlizsal' is shorter than 'Fify Saslmon Two'. 'Bodlizsal' has a dark pink red flower petal colour on the upper side while it is orange red in 'Fify Salmon Two'. The lower side of the flower petal of 'Bodlizsal' is red pink while it is light red pink in 'Fify Salmon Two'. 'Bodlizsal' has a deeper incision of the lower flower petal than 'Fify Salmon Two'. The upper flower petal of 'Bodlizsal' is narrower than 'Fify Salmon Two'. 'Bodlizsal' has weaker curvature of the flower spur than 'Fify Salmon Two'.


PLANT: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on the upper third of the stem

LEAF: small to medium length/width ratio, no variegation, medium to dark green on upper side, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side, green and red colour of lower side between the veins, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on midrib and veins of lower side
PETIOLE: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side, short

FLOWER: single type, single coloured, dark pink red on upper side of petal, red pink on lower side of petal, small red purple eyezone, medium depth incision of lower petal, narrow upper petal, narrow lateral petal, short to medium lower petal, weak anthocyanin colouration of the pedicel
SPUR: very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration, medium degree of curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bodlizsal' was developed from a breeding program conducted at John Bodger & Sons Co. greenhouses, Lompoc, California, USA. The purpose was to develop vegetatively propagated, small flowered impatiens cultivars with a compact, well-branched habit and attractive flower colours. The original cross took place during the fall of 1999 between the commercial varieties 'Firefly White' and 'Tempo Salmon'. From the resulting seedling population, a single plant was selected and self pollinated. The F2 seed population was grown in 2000 from which another single plant was selected later that year. This single plant was propagated from cuttings and evaluated in trial.

Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted during the summer of 2006 in Oxford Station, Ontario. Fifteen plants of each variety were individually grown in 10 cm plastic pots in a poly house.

Comparison tables for 'Bodlizsal' with reference variety 'Fify Salmon Two'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bodlizsal' 'Fify Salmon Two'
mean 12.28 10.3
std. deviation 1.75 1.49

Leaf length (cm)

  'Bodlizsal' 'Fify Salmon Two'
mean 2.96 4.13
std. deviation 0.57 0.93

Flower colour (RHS)

  'Bodlizsal' 'Fify Salmon Two'
upper side 50B 39A
lower side 51D 39C

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Impatiens: 'Bodlizsal' (left) with reference variety 'Fify Salmon Two' (right)

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