Denomination: 'Balcelsangi'
Trade name: Celebration Sangria 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: 06-5304
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-09-29
Certificate Number: 3359
Date rights surrendered: 2010-09-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balcelsan' (Celebration Sangria)

Summary: 'Balcelsangi' has a taller plant than 'Balcelsan'. The leaf of 'Balcelsangi' is shorter than 'Balcelsan' with a stronger anthocyanin colouration on the upper side. 'Balcelsangi' has stronger anthocyanin colouration on the midrib of the lower side of the leaf and the upper side of the petiole than 'Balcelsan'. The pedicel of 'Balcelsangi' is shorter with stronger anthocyanin colouration than 'Balcelsan'.


PLANT: weak to medium anthocyanin colouration of the shoot

LEAF: no variegation, medium green colour, medium anthocyanin colouration on the midvein on the upper side, only green colour between the veins on the lower side, weak anthocyanin colouration on the midrib of the lower side, very weak anthocyanin colouration on the veins of the lower side, medium anthocyanin colouration on upper side of petiole

FLOWER: single, purple red to purple (RHS N66A-N74A) upper side, purple red (RHS N57C) with more orange towards centre lower side, small red eye zone, medium depth of incision of lower petal, medium anthocyanin colouration of the pedicel, strong anthocyanin colouration of flower spur, medium curvature of flower spur

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balcelsangi' originated from a cross made in June 2003 in Arroyo Grande, California, USA as part of a controlled breeding program. The female parent was the proprietary breeding selection 7851 while the male parent was the proprietary breeding selection 3312-1. The initial selection was made in December 2003 based on vigor and large flowers.

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 'Balcelsangi' with reference variety 'Balcelsan'

Plant height (cm)

  'Balcelsangi' 'Balcelsan'
mean 22.3 17.7
std. deviation 1.58 1.49

Leaf length (cm)

  'Balcelsangi' 'Balcelsan'
mean 11.7 16.2
std. deviation 0.79 1.65

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Balcelsangi' 'Balcelsan'
mean 5.4 6.7
std. deviation 0.82 0.95

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Impatiens: 'Balcelsangi' (left) with reference variety 'Balcelsan' (right)

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