Denomination: 'Balfuspeafro'
Trade name: Fusion Peach Frost
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: 06-5301
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-09-29
Certificate Number: 3364
Date rights surrendered: 2010-09-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balfusraden' (Fusion Radiance)

Summary: 'Balfuspeafro' has a slightly wider plant than 'Balfusraden'. The leaf of 'Balfuspeafro' is variegated while it is not in 'Balfusraden'. 'Balfuspeafro' has a light green leaf colour with yellowish white along the margins while 'Balfusraden' has a medium green leaf.


PLANT: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration of the shoot

LEAF: variegated, pimary colour light green, yellowish white secondary colour along margins, only green colour between the veins on the lower side, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on the midrib and veins on the lower side, very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side of petiole

FLOWER: single, primary colour light yellow orange to light yellow (RHS 11D-11C) aging to white, secondary colour orange pink to light red pink (RHS 32D, 37D) with light red pink (RHS 41D) along the margins, upper petal colour ages to light blue pink (RHS 56C), lower and lateral petal colour age to orange red pink to light red pink (RHS 41C-D), eye zone is made up of a large red (RHS 45B) on lower petals and orange red (RHS 28A-B) spot on lateral petals, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration on pedicel and flower spur, strong curvature of flower spur

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balfuspeafro' is a naturally occurring sport of the impatiens variety 'Balfusraden' (U. S. A. patent No. 15,196) that was discovered on November 15, 2003 at Cartago, Costa Rica. The initial selection was made in August, 2005 based on flower colour

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 table for 'Balfuspeafro' with reference variety 'Balfusraden'

Plant width (cm)

  'Balfuspeafro' 'Balfusraden'
mean 53.2 48.0
std. deviation 4.80 3.40

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Impatiens: 'Balfuspeafro' (left) with reference variety 'Balfusradn' (right)

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