Denomination: 'Imdoredtwo'
Trade name: Heartbeat Compact Red
Botanical Name: Impatiens walleriana
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Seeds B.V.
P.O. Box 2
1600 AA
Breeder: Monica Sanders, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-05-04
Application Number: 05-4838
Date Withdrawn: 2007-11-09

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balolecher' (Fiesta Ole Cherry)

Summary: 'Imdoredtwo' has weaker shoot anthocyanin colouration than 'Balolecher'. The lower side of the flower petal of 'Imdoredtwo' is red pink while it is dark pink red to red pink in 'Balolecher'.


PLANT: medium to tall, medium width, absent or 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, red and green between the veins on the lower side, very weak anthocyanin colouration on the midrib and veins of the lower side, very weak anthocyanin colouration on the upper side of the petiole

FLOWER: double type, medium diameter, dark pink red on upper side, red pink on lower side, short to medium pedicel, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration on the pedicel
SPUR: absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration, medium curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'Imdoredtwo' originated from a cross made in April 2001 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, between the female parent 'S345-2' and the male parent 'S345-1'. A plant was selected from the resultant progeny in July 2001, in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands based on compact plant habit, early flowering and flower colour.

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 table for 'Imdoredtwo' with reference variety 'Balolecher'

Flower petal colour (RHS)

  'Imdoredtwo' 'Balolecher'
upper side 53C 53C
lower side 43C-D 47C-D

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Impatiens: 'Imdoredtwo' (left) with reference variety 'Balolecher' (right)

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