Denomination: 'Balfafbricol'
Trade name: Fanfare Bright Coral
Botanical Name: Impatiens flaccida x I. 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: 2005-02-10
Application Number: 05-4556
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-09-25
Certificate Number: 2930
Date rights surrendered: 2010-09-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Imtrared' (Spellbound Red)

Summary: 'Balfafbricol' has a longer, narrower leaf blade than 'Imtrared'. 'Balfafbricol' has green colour on the lower side of the leaf between the veins while 'Imtrared' has red and green colour. 'Balfafbricol' has slightly lighter flower colour than 'Imtrared'. The flowers of 'Balfafbricol' develop red secondary colour as they age while the flowers of 'Imtrared' do not develop secondary colour. The flowers of 'Balfafbricol' have a medium sized eye zone while the flowers of 'Imtrared' have no eye zone. 'Balfafbricol' has a deeper incision on the lower petal than 'Imtrared'. 'Balfafbricol' has a longer pedicel length and stronger anthocyanin colouration in the spur than 'Imtrared'.


STEM: medium anthocyanin colouration

LEAVES: no variegation, medium green on upper side, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side, lower side green between veins, weak anthocyanin on upper side of petiole

FLOWERS: single, dark pink red on upper side, medium sized pink eye zone, lower petal with moderately deep incision, weak anthocyanin on pedicel, spur with strong anthocyanin and moderate curvature.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balfafbricol' originated from a whole plant irradiation induced mutation of the variety 'Balfafusia', made on November 5, 2002 in West Chicago, Illinois, USA. The initial selection was made on May 27, 2003 and asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Balfafbricol' were conducted in a polyhouse at BioFlora in St. Thomas, Ontario in the summer of 2006. The trials included 15 plants of each variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 11 cm pots on April 20, 2006. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 RHS Colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Balfafbricol' with reference variety 'Imtrared'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Balfafbricol' 'Imtrared'
mean 8.4 6.4
std. deviation 0.93 0.96

Leaf width (cm)

  'Balfafbricol' 'Imtrared'
mean 2.6 3.6
std. deviation 0.26 0.17

Colour of petal (RHS)

  'Balfafbricol' 'Imtrared'
upper side - newly opened 52A (more intense than) 43A, 45B
upper side - aged flowers 52A-N57C with N30A n/a
lower side 52B-C 40C

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Balfafbricol' 'Imtrared'
mean 4.9 1.5
std. deviation 0.66 0.23

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Impatiens: 'Balfafbricol' (left) with reference variety 'Imtrared' (right)

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