Didi Chered


Denomination: 'Didi Chered'
Trade name: Silhouette Cherry Red
Botanical Name: Impatiens walleriana
Applicant/Holder: Goldsmith Seeds, Inc.
2280 Hecker Pass Highway
P.O. Box 1349
Gilroy, California
United States of America
Breeder: Johanna Jonkers, Goldsmith Seeds Europe B.V., Andijk, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2003-06-09
Application Number: 03-3714
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-03-12
Certificate Number: 2713
Date rights surrendered: 2008-03-07

Variety Description


PLANT: short to medium height, medium to broad width

STEM: weak to medium anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: medium length, medium to broad width, small to medium length to width ratio, medium to dark green on upper side, markings absent, lower side green between veins, veins green on lower side, weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side of petiole

FLOWER: double, medium diameter, dark pink red (RHS 52A), eye zone absent, weak anthocyanin colouration on pedicel

Origin & Breeding History: 'Didi Chered' was developed by the breeder as part of a planned breeding program based on the pedigree system. The new variety originated from a cross made in March 2000 in Andijk, The Netherlands. The female parent was a red flowered seedling named IW-622-3 and the male parent was a cherry flowered seedling named IDS-47-5. The resultant F1 seed was sown in a greenhouse in July 2000. In September 2000, a single plant was selected by the breeder from the F1 progeny, based on flower colour, form and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, grant number 12272, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, in Angers, France. The trials were conducted in 2003 at the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany. All colour characteristics were determined using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart, 2001 edition.

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Didi Chered
Impatiens: 'Didi Chered'

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