|Trade name:||Silhouette Orange Star|
|Botanical Name:||Impatiens walleriana|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Johanna Jonkers, Goldsmith Seeds Europe B.V., Andijk, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2010-01-11|
|Date rights surrendered:||2013-03-01|
Variety used for comparison: 'Balfiespray' (Fiesta Sparkler Cherry)
Summary: The plants of 'Silte Oransar' are shorter than those of 'Balfiespray'. 'Silte Oransar' has shorter petioles than 'Balfiespray'. The secondary colour on the upper and lower sides of the petals of 'Silte Oransar' is a lighter pink red than that of 'Balfiespray'.
PLANT: medium to tall, medium width, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration on upper third of shoot
LEAF: long, wide to very wide, no variegation, medium green to dark green on upper side, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration at base of midrib on upper side, green and red between veins on lower side, weak intensity of red colouration between veins on lower side, very weak anthocyanin colouration on midrib and veins of lower side
PETIOLE: weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side, short to medium length
FLOWER: double, wide, two coloured, white with dark pink red to red pink (RHS 52A-B) irregularly distributed on upper side of all petals, white (RHS 155B) with purple red at margins on lower side of petals, no eye zone, short pedicel, weak anthocyanin colouration on pedicel
SPUR: absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration at base to weak anthocyanin colouration at tip, weak degree of curvature
Origin & Breeding History: 'Silte Oransar' originated from a cross conducted by the breeder J. Hanneke Jonkers, an employee of Goldsmith Seeds Europe, The Netherlands, as part of a planned pedigree breeding program in 2003. The cross was between the female parent 'ID03-20-7' and the male parent 'ID03-30-6' both unpatented proprietary lines. The resultant seed was sown in 2003. In the same year a single plant was selected by the breeder based on branching, plant growh habit, size of double flowers and time of flowering.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Silte Oransar' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2008 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 25, 2008. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 23, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Silte Oransar' with reference variety 'Balfiespray'
Plant height (cm)
Petiole length (cm)
Secondary colour of petals (RHS)
|lower side||lighter than 55A||52B-C|
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