|Trade name:||Fanfare Orchid|
|Botanical Name:||Impatiens hawkeri|
Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
Ball Horticultural Company, West Chicago, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2008-09-29|
|Date rights surrendered:||2012-09-27|
Variety used for comparison: 'Balfafusimp' (Fanfare Fuschia Improved)
Summary: 'Balfaforch' has a larger plant than 'Balfafusimp'. The leaf of 'Balfaforch' is slightly shorter, wider and lighter green than 'Balfafusimp' . 'Balfaforch' has a slightly wider flower diameter than 'Balfafusimp'. The upper side of the flower petal of 'Balfaforch' is a lighter purple colour than 'Balfafusimp'. 'Balfaforch' has an eye zone while 'Balfafusimp' does not. The flower spur of 'Balfaforch' has a weaker anthocyanin colouration than 'Balfafusimp'.
PLANT: medium to strong anthocyanin colouration of the shoot
LEAF: no variegation, medium green, very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side at base near petiole, green colour between the veins on the lower side, no anthocyanin colouration on midrib and veins, weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side of petiole
FLOWER: single, purple (N74B) colour on upper side with underlay of violet (RHS 75A), lighter and more purple than violet (RHS N78D) colour on lower side streaked with purple (N74B), very small red eye zone present, medium depth of incision of lower petal, weak anthocyanin colouration of pedicel and spur, weak to medium curvature of spur
Origin & Breeding History: 'Balfaforch' originated from a cross conducted in December 2000 at Cartago, Costa Rica as part of a controlled breeding program. The female parent is the proprietary breeding selection designated NG5 while the male parent is the proprietary breeding selection 2GNG. The initial selection was made in July 2002 based on flower colour, flower shape and 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 'Balfaforch' with reference variety 'Balfafusimp'
Plant height (cm)
Plant width (cm)
Leaf length (including petiole)(cm)
Leaf width (cm)
Flower colour (RHS)
|upper side||N74B with underlay of 75A||darker than N74A|
|lower side||lighter and more purple than N78D||lighter than N74B|
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