Didi Orange Two


Denomination: 'Didi Orange Two'
Trade name: Silhouette Orange
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: 03-3715
Date Withdrawn: 2006-10-16

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Didi Orare' (Double Diamond Orange)

Summary: 'Didi Orange Two' has a narrower plant width than 'Didi Orare'


PLANT: medium height, medium to broad width

STEM: medium to strong anthocyanin colouration

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

FLOWER: double, medium diameter, red (RHS 33A), eye zone absent, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration on pedicel

Origin & Breeding History: 'Didi Orange Two' 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 scarlet flowered seedling named IN-1791-14. 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 12271, 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 Orange Two
Impatiens: 'Didi Orange Two'

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