Balfiepurp

Impatiens

Denomination: 'Balfiepurp'
Trade name: Fiesta Purple
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: 2006-03-09
Application Number: 06-5298
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-09-29
Certificate Number: 3361
Date rights surrendered: 2010-09-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balfiepuna' (Fiesta Purple Pinata)

Summary: 'Balfiepurp' differs from the reference variety mainly by plant height, flower diameter and flower colour on the upper side of the petal. 'Balfiepurp' is shorter than 'Balfiepuna'. The flower diameter is larger for 'Balfiepurp' than for 'Balfiepuna'. The flower colour on the upper side of the petal is more pink than purple for 'Balfiepurp' while it is purple for 'Balfiepuna'.

Description:

PLANT: absent to weak anthocyanin colouration at the base of pedicel

LEAF BLADE: no variegation
LEAF BLADE UPPER SIDE: medium green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
LEAF BLADE LOWER SIDE: only green between veins, no anthocyanin colouration on midrib or veins
PETIOLE: very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side

FLOWER: double type, one colour, more pink than purple on upper side, blue pink on lower side
PEDICEL: very weak anthocyanin colouration
SPUR: very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration, weak degree of curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balfiepurp' originated from a cross conducted during April 2002 at Elburn, IL USA, as part of a controlled breeding program. The female parent is the proprietary Impatiens breeding selection designated 3583-2, characterized by its semi-double flower form, dark burgundy flower colour, medium green leaf colour, and upright-mounded growth habit. The male parent is the proprietary Impatiens breeding selection designated 3576-2, characterized by its semi-double flower form, dark purple flower colour, medium green leaf colour, and upright-mounded growth habit. The initial selection was made on October 2002. Asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings. The selection criteria for 'Balfiepurp' included flower form and foliage characteristics.

Tests & Trials: PBR trials were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2007 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 15 plants of the candidate and reference variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 9, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 28, 2007. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Balfiepurp' with reference variety 'Balfiepuna'

Plant height (cm)

  'Balfiepurp' 'Balfiepuna'
mean 18.8 21.9
std. deviation 0.82 1.51

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Balfiepurp' 'Balfiepuna'
mean 3.7 3.4
std. deviation 0.17 0.12

Main colour of Petal(RHS)

  'Balfiepurp' 'Balfiepuna'
upper side more pink than N74A 61B
lower side closest to 71D closest to 71D

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Impatiens: 'Balfiepurp' (left) with reference variety 'Balfiepuna' (right)

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Impatiens: 'Balfiepurp' (left) with reference variety 'Balfiepuna' (right)

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