Balolepeac

Impatiens

Denomination: 'Balolepeac'
Trade name: Fiesta Ole Peach
Botanical Name: Impatiens walleriana
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
60185
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
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-02-18
Application Number: 05-4594
Date Withdrawn: 2007-09-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balfieplos' (Fiesta Appleblossom)

Summary: 'Balolepeac' has a shorter leaf and petiole than 'Balfieplos'. The flower diameter of 'Balolepeac' is slightly smaller than 'Balfieplos'. 'Balolepeac' has a flower petal that is white with red pink along the margin while 'Balfieplos' is white with narrower blue pink along the margin. The flower spur of 'Balolepeac' has stronger anthocyanin colouration than 'Balfieplos'.

Description:


PLANT: short to medium, narrow to medium, very weak anthocyanin colouration on the upper third of the shoot

LEAF: short to medium, no variegation, medium green, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration on the upper side, only green between the veins on the lower side, no anthocyanin colouration on the midrib and veins of the lower side, no anthocyanin colouration on the upper side of the petiole

FLOWER: double type, medium diameter, white with pink red along the margin on upper side, light blue pink around margin on lower side with white centre and base, medium to long pedicel, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration on the pedicel
SPUR: medium anthocyanin colouration, weak curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balolepeac' is the result of a self pollination of the proprietary impatiens selection designated 3596-3-2 during February 2003 at Elburn, Illinois, USA. Initial selection was made during October 2003 based on its flower type, and branching habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted during the summer of 2006 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials include 15 plants of each variety individually grown in 15cm pots in a poly house. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour measurements were made using RHS colour chart 2001.


Comparison tables for 'Balolepeac' with reference variety 'Balfieplos'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Balolepeac' 'Balfieplos'
mean 6.1 7.9
std. deviation 0.51 0.68

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Balolepeac' 'Balfieplos'
mean 3.8 4.6
std. deviation 0.18 0.39

Flower petal colour (RHS)

  'Balolepeac' 'Balfieplos'
upper side 52C-D with white ground colour white with pink blush with 68B along margin
lower side 56A along margin with white centre and base white with pink blush with 68B along margin

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Balolepeac
Impatiens: 'Balolepeac' (left) with reference variety 'Balfieplos' (right)

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