Denomination: 'Balcebimpu'
Trade name: Celebrette Purple
Botanical Name: Impatiens hawkeri
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: 04-3969
Grant of Rights Date: 2006-10-23
Certificate Number: 2553
Date rights surrendered: 2010-12-29

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Fisnics Lil' (Sonic Lilac) and 'Fisnics Purple' (Sonic Purple)

Summary: 'Balcebimpu' has a shorter plant height than 'Fisnics Lil'. The shoot anthocyanin colouration of 'Balcebimpu' is weaker than 'Fisnics Lil' and 'Fisnics Purple'. 'Balcebimpu' has a larger leaf than 'Fisnics Purple'. The anthocyanin colouration on the upper side of the leaf blade and petiole of 'Balcebimpu' is weaker than 'Fisnics Lil' and 'Fisnics Purple'. 'Balcebimpu' has weaker anthocyanin colouration of the lower side of the leaf blade than 'Fisnics Lil' and 'Fisnics Purple'. The upper and lateral flower petals of 'Balcebimpu' are wider than 'Fisnics Purple'. 'Balcebimpu' has a longer lower flower petal than 'Fisnics Purple'.


'Balcebimpu' is a New Guinea Impatiens variety with short to medium height, medium width, and very weak anthocyanin colouration on the upper third of the shoot. The leaf is medium to long in length, and medium to wide in width and is not variegated. The main colour of the upper side of the leaf blade is medium green. There is a weak to medium anthocyanin on the midrib on the upper side of the leaf. The lower side of the leaf is green in colour between the veins with no anthocyanin present. The petiole is short to medium in length with weak to medium anthocyanin on the upper side.

'Balcebimpu' has single, purple, flowers that are large in diameter and have a small sized red eye zone. The lower petal has a medium to deep incision and is medium to long in length. The upper petal is wide. The pedicel is short in length with weak to medium anthocyanin. The flower spur is moderately curved with medium to strong anthocyanin colouration.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balcebimpu' originated from a controlled cross conducted in Arroyo Grande, California in May 2001 with the female parent a proprietary selection 2978 and the male parent a proprietary selection 2951. The new variety was selected in October 2001. It was selected based on growth habit and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: 'Balcebimpu' was tested in a greenhouse during the spring and summer of 2005, in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 15 plants of the candidate and reference varieties. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots in week 17. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 RHS Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Balcebimpu' with reference varieties 'Fisnics Lil' and 'Fisnics Purple'

Plant height (cm)

  'Balcebimpu' 'Fisnics Lil' 'Fisnics Purple'
mean 21.7 25.6 19.2
std. deviation 1.47 1.69 1.61

Leaf length (cm)

  'Balcebimpu' 'Fisnics Lil' 'Fisnics Purple'
mean 12.9 11.7 9.2
std. deviation 2.20 0.92 1.46

Leaf width (cm)

  'Balcebimpu' 'Fisnics Lil' 'Fisnics Purple'
mean 3.5 3.3 2.9
std. deviation 0.45 0.26 0.33

Flower colour (RHS)

  'Balcebimpu' 'Fisnics Lil' 'Fisnics Purple'
upper side redder than N74A N74A redder than N74A
lower side 67A-B N74A 67A-B
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