Imdobicre

Impatiens

Denomination: 'Imdobicre'
Trade name: Heartbeat Compact Red Bicolor
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: 05-4846
Date Withdrawn: 2007-11-09

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balfiespray' (Fiesta Sparkler Cherry)

Summary: 'Imdobicre' is shorter in plant height than 'Balfiespray'. The leaf of 'Imdobicre' has weaker anthocyanin colouration on the upper side than 'Balfiespray'. 'Imdobicre' has a dark purple red flower with white along the midrib of the petal of the upper side while in 'Balfiespray' it is mainly a white flower with dark pink red irregularly distributed along petal margin.

Description:


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

LEAF: short to medium, no variegation, medium to dark green, weak anthocyanin colouration on the upper side, red and green between the veins on the lower side, very weak to 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 to medium diameter, dark purple red on upper side with white along the midrib of the petal, red to red pink on lower side with a large amount of white along the midrib of the petal, short to medium pedicel, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration on the pedicel
SPUR: absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration, weak curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'Imdobicre' originated from a cross made in October 2002 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, between the female parent 'T2828-1' and the male parent 'T2830-1'. A plant was selected from the resultant progeny in April 2003, 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 'Imdobicre' with reference variety 'Balfiespray'

Plant height (cm)

  'Imdobicre' 'Balfiespray'
mean 18.9 28.6
std. deviation 2.07 3.83

Flower petal colour (RHS)

  'Imdobicre' 'Balfiespray'
upper side 53B with white along midrib white with 53C irregularly distributed
lower side 43B-C with white along midrib white with 53D along margin

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Imdobicre
Impatiens: 'Imdobicre' (left) with reference variety 'Balfiespray' (right)

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