Balcelimpur

Impatiens

Denomination: 'Balcelimpur'
Trade name: Celebration Purple
Botanical Name: Impatiens hawkeri
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: 06-5303
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-10-06
Certificate Number: 3649
Date rights surrendered: 2010-11-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'BFP-661 Purple' (Celebration Purple)

Summary: The leaves of 'Balcelimpur' are larger than those of 'BFP-661 Purple'. 'Balcelimpur' has longer petioles than 'BFP-661 Purple'. The upper petal on the flowers of 'Balcelimpur' are wider than those of 'BFP-661 Purple'. 'Balcelimpur' has a strong degree of curvature of the flower spur while 'BFP-661 Purple' has weak to medium degree of curvature.

Description:

PLANT: absent to very weak athocyanin colouration on upper third of shoot

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

FLOWER: single, one coloured, red purple (RHS N74A) on upper side of petal, red purple (RHS N74B) on lower side of petal, small eye zone, pink and red eye zone, medium to deep incision on lower petals, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration on pedicel
SPUR: medium to strong anthocyanin colouration, strong degree of curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balcelimpur' originated from a cross between the female parent 'Danharpi' and the male parent 'Raspberry Rose'. The cross was conducted in May 2002 in Arroyo Grande, California, USA as part of a controlled breeding program. The initial selection was made on October 24, 2002 and was based on flower size and vigorous plant growth habit. Asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balcelimpur' 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 'Balcelimpur' with reference variety 'BFP-661 Purple'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Balcelimpur' 'BFP-661 Purple'
mean 15.6 10.8
std. deviation 1.4 0.93

Leaf width (cm)

  'Balcelimpur' 'BFP-661 Purple'
mean 5.0 3.5
std. deviation 0.32 0.22

Petiole length (mm)

  'Balcelimpur' 'BFP-661 Purple'
mean 30 13

Upper petal width (cm)

  'Balcelimpur' 'BFP-661 Purple'
mean 5.5 4.0

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Balcelimpur
Impatiens: 'Balcelimpur' (left) with reference variety 'BFP-661 Purple' (right)

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Impatiens: 'Balcelimpur' (left) with reference variety 'BFP-661 Purple' (right)

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