Denomination: 'Balcelimpik'
Trade name: Celebration Pink Improved
Botanical Name: Impatiens hawkeri
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: 06-5302
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-10-06
Certificate Number: 3648
Date rights surrendered: 2010-11-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balcelpink' (Celebration Pink)

Summary: The plants of 'Balcelimpik' are taller than those of 'Balcelpink'. 'Balcelimpik' has medium anthocyanin colouration on the midrib of the upper side of the leaf blade while 'Balcelpink' has absent to weak anthocyanin colouration. The anthocyanin colouration on the upper side of the petiole of 'Balcelimpik' is medium to strong while that of 'Balcelpink' is weak. 'Balcelimpik' is blue pink on the upper and lower side of the petals while 'Balcelpink' is purple red on both sides.


PLANT: weak anthocyanin colouration on upper third of shoot

LEAF: no variegation, medium to dark green on upper side, medium anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, green only between veins on lower side, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration on midrib of lower side, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration on veins of lower side
PETIOLE: medium to strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side

FLOWER: single, one coloured on upper side, blue pink (RHS 67B) on upper side of petal, blue pink (RHS 67B-C) on lower side of petal, small to medium size eye zone, pink and red eye zone, shallow to medium depth of incision on lower petals, weak anthocyanin colouration on pedicel
SPUR: strong anthocyanin colouration, medium degree of curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balcelimpik' originated from a cross between the female parent 'Balcelpink' and the male parent the proprietary breeding selection designated 8225-B. The cross was conducted in February 2004 in Arroyo Grande, California, USA as part of a controlled breeding program. The initial selection was made on July 10, 2004 and was based on flower size and non-fading flower colour. Asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balcelimpik' 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 29, 2008. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 14, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Balcelimpik' with reference variety 'Balcelpink'

Plant height (cm)

  'Balcelimpik' 'Balcelpink'
mean 20.8 16.3
std. deviation 1.51 1.58

Colour of petals (RHS)

  'Balcelimpik' 'Balcelpink'
upper side more pink than 67B N57C
lower side 67B-C N57D and lighter

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Impatiens: 'Balcelimpik' (left) with reference variety 'Balcelpink' (right)

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Impatiens: 'Balcelimpik' (left) with reference variety 'Balcelpink' (right)

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