Denomination: 'Balfusimglo'
Trade name: Fusion Glow Yellow
Botanical Name: Impatiens walleriana x I. auricoma
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
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
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-03-09
Application Number: 06-5300
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-09-29
Certificate Number: 3363
Date rights surrendered: 2010-09-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balfusglo' (Fusion Glow)

Summary: 'Balfusimglo' has a larger plant than 'Balfusglo'. The leaf of 'Balfusimglo' is narrower than 'Balfusglo'. 'Balfusimglo' has a slightly smaller flower diameter than 'Balfusglo'.


PLANT: speckling of weak anthocyanin colouration on the shoots

LEAF: no variegation, light green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side, only green colour between the veins on the lower side, no anthocyanin colouration on the midrib and veins on the lower side, weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side of petiole

FLOWER: single, bi-coloured, primary colour on upper side light yellow (RHS 6D) to yellow (RHS 8A) with fading to white as they age, light blue pink (RHS 56D) tones as secondary colour on upper side, large purple (RHS 59C) eye zone at base with large orange red to orange brown (RHS 32A-C) spots on lateral and lower petals, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration of the pedicel, no anthocyanin colouration of the flower spur, medium curvature of flower spur

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balfusimglo' originated from a cross made in September 1999 at Elburn, Illinois, USA as part of a controlled breeding program. The female parent was the proprietary impatiens breeding selection 9516-4 while the male parent was the proprietary breeding selection 193. The initial selection was made in March 2001 based on yellow flower colour, floriferousness, and better branching growth habit.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted in a poly house during the summer of 2007 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 15 plants of each variety individually grown in 15 centimeter pots. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Balfusimglo' with reference variety 'Balfusglo'

Plant height (cm)

  'Balfusimglo' 'Balfusglo'
mean 25.4 16.4
std. deviation 2.32 1.94

Plant width (cm)

  'Balfusimglo' 'Balfusglo'
mean 52.5 40.4
std. deviation 2.42 3.42

Leaf width (cm)

  'Balfusimglo' 'Balfusglo'
mean 3.8 4.8
std. deviation 0.52 0.37

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Balfusimglo' 'Balfusglo'
mean 3.5 4.0
std. deviation 0.14 0.29

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Impatiens: 'Balfusimglo' (left) with reference variety 'Balfusglo' (right)

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