Fify White Two


Denomination: 'Fify White Two'
Trade name: Firefly White II
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: 03-3721
Date Withdrawn: 2006-10-16

Variety Description


PLANT: medium height, narrow to medium width

STEM: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration

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

FLOWER: single, small diameter, white (RHS 155C), eye zone absent, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on pedicel

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fify White 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 July 2000 in Andijk, The Netherlands. The female parent was a white flowered seedling named IW-778-1 and the male parent was a white flowered seedling named MRO-1-36. The resultant F1 seed was sown in a greenhouse in October 2000. In January 2001, 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 12264, 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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Fify White Two
Impatiens: 'Fify White Two'

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