Denomination: 'Balcelbrisal'
Trade name: Celebration Bright Salmon
Botanical Name: Impatiens-New Guinea-Hybrid
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: 2005-02-10
Application Number: 05-4555
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-09-25
Certificate Number: 2929
Date rights surrendered: 2010-09-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balcelneon' (Celebration Neon Salmon)

Summary: 'Balcelbrisal' has narrower leaves than 'Balcelneon'. Anthocyanin colouration of the mid-rib and veins on the lower side of the leaf blade is absent for 'Balcelbrisal' while it is moderate to strong for the mid-rib and moderate for the veins of 'Balcelneon'. The flowers of 'Balcelbrisal' have a larger eye zone than those of 'Balcelneon'.


PLANT: short to medium height, medium to broad
SHOOT: absent to moderate intensity of anthocyanin colouration on upper third

LEAF: long, medium to broad, length to width ratio is 3.5:1
LEAF BLADE: no variegation, medium to dark green on upper side, absent to weak anthocyanin colouration at base of mid-vein on upper side, only green between veins on lower side, no anthocyanin colouration on mid-rib and veins on lower side
PETIOLE: medium to long, weak anthocyanin on upper side

FLOWER: single type, medium to large diameter, one coloured, dark pink red on upper side, red pink on lower side, large to very large eye zone, eye zone is mostly pink fading to white at base of petals
LATERAL PETAL: medium to broad
LOWER PETAL: long to very long, incision at apex is deep
FLOWER SPUR: moderate to strong curvature, strong anthocyanin colouration
PEDICEL: short to medium length, weak to moderate intensity of anthocyanin colouration

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balcelbrisal' was the result of a controlled breeding program which took place in Arroyo Grande, California, U.S.A. It originated from a cross made on May 22, 2002. The female parent was a proprietary Impatiens selection designated '2713-1', characterized by its medium pink flowers, dark green leaves and compact, mounded plant growth habit. The male parent was Impatiens variety 'Balcelneon' (Celebration Neon Salmon), characterized by its salmon with white 'eye' flower colour, dark green leaves and medium mounded plant growth habit. Initial selection of 'Balcelneon' was made on October 24, 2004.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial of 'Balcelbrisal' was conducted in a poly-house during the summer of 2006 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 23-25, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on August 15, 2006. Flower measurements for 'Balcelbrisal' were taken on August 22, 2006. All colour determinations were made using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'Balcelbrisal' with reference variety 'Balcelneon'

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'Balcelbrisal' 'Balcelneon'
mean 3.4 4.5
std. deviation 0.17 0.27

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Balcelbrisal' 'Balcelneon'
upper side 52A brighter than 52A
lower side 52B more pink than 52B

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Impatiens: 'Balcelbrisal' (left) with reference variety 'Balcelneon' (right)

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