Denomination: 'Balfiesaled'
Trade name: Fiesta Salsa Red
Botanical Name: Impatiens walleriana
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
Breeder: Ball Horticultural Company, West Chicago, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2004-01-14
Application Number: 04-3966
Grant of Rights Date: 2006-10-23
Certificate Number: 2549
Date rights surrendered: 2012-11-09

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Didi Carmine Two' (Silhouette Rose)

Summary: 'Balfiesaled' has a taller plant height and smaller leaf size than 'Didi Carmine Two'. 'Balfiesaled' has red flowers while 'Didi Carmine Two' has red purple flowers.


'Balfiesaled' is a double impatiens variety. The shoot has medium to strong anthocyanin colouration. The leaf blade has no variegation and is medium green in colour on the upper side. The midrib on the upper side has weak anthocyanin colouration at the base. The lower side of the leaf blade is green and weak to medium red in colour. The midrib and veins on the lower side have very weak anthocyanin colouration. The petiole has weak anthocyanin.

The double flowers are red in colour with no secondary colour. The lower side of the petal is red pink in colour. The pedicel has very weak anthocyanin colouration and the spur has weak to medium anthocyanin. The flower spur has weak curvature.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balfiesaled' originated from a hybridization made in a controlled breeding program during May 2001, at Elburn, Illinois, USA. The female parent was a proprietary breeding selection designated 3389-1-1, characterized by its semi-double purple coloured flowers. The male parent was a proprietary selection designated 3457-1, characterized by its red coloured flowers. The initial selection was made in February 2002 and asexual propagation has been conducted through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: 'Balfiesaled' was tested in a polyhouse during the spring of 2005, in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of the candidate and reference varieties. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 29, 2005. All colour measurements were made using the RHS Colour Chart 2001. Measured characteristics were based on ten plant measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Balfiesaled' with reference variety 'Didi Carmine Two'

Plant height (cm)

  'Balfiesaled' 'Didi Carmine Two'
mean 30.8 25.6
std. deviation 2.70 1.93

Leaf length (cm)

  'Balfiesaled' 'Didi Carmine Two'
mean 5.8 7.1
std. deviation 0.59 0.71

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Balfiesaled' 'Didi Carmine Two'
mean 2.5 3.4
std. deviation 0.17 0.35

Main colour of petal (RHS)

  'Balfiesaled' 'Didi Carmine Two'
upper side 46C, fading to 50A-52A N57A
lower side 43C (paler than) 52A-B
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