Imdored

Impatiens

Denomination: 'Imdored'
Trade name: Heartbeat Compact Scarlet
Botanical Name: Impatiens walleriana
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Seeds B.V.
P.O. Box 2
1600 AA
Enkhuizen
Netherlands
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
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-05-04
Application Number: 05-4844
Date Withdrawn: 2007-11-09

Variety Description

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

Summary: 'Imdored' is shorter in plant height than 'Balolecher'. The leaf of 'Imdored' is longer than 'Balolecher'. 'Imdored' has a red colour on the upper side of the flower petal while it is dark pink red in 'Balolecher'. The lower side of the flower petal in 'Imdored' is orange red while it is dark pink red to red pink in 'Balolecher'.

Description:


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

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

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'Imdored' originated from a cross made in March 2002 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, between the female parent 'T73-2' and the male parent 'T73-1'. A plant was selected from the resultant progeny in August 2002, 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 tables for 'Imdored' with reference variety 'Balolecher'

Plant height (cm)

  'Imdored' 'Balolecher'
mean 18.5 24.8
std. deviation 2.62 3.45

Leaf length (cm)

  'Imdored' 'Balolecher'
mean 6.6 5.3
std. deviation 0.34 0.61

Flower petal colour (RHS)

  'Imdored' 'Balolecher'
upper side 46C 53C
lower side 41C 47C-D

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

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