Balfiebur

Impatiens

Denomination: 'Balfiebur'
Trade name: Fiesta Burgundy
Botanical Name: Impatiens walleriana
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: 2007-04-12
Application Number: 07-5867
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-09-24
Certificate Number: 3945
Date rights surrendered: 2012-09-27

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fiesta Burgundy Rose'

Summary: The leaves of 'Balfiebur' are smaller than those of 'Fiesta Burgundy Rose'. 'Balfiebur' differs from 'Fiesta Burgundy Rose' in the colour of the upper and lower sides of the petals.

Description:

SHOOT: weak anthocyanin colouration on upper third

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

FLOWER: double, one coloured, purple (more red than RHS 61B) on upper side of petal, blue pink (RHS 64C) on lower side of petal, no eye zone
PEDICEL: weak anthocyanin colouration
SPUR: weak to medium anthocyanin colouration, weak degree of curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balfiebur' originated from a cross pollination between the female parent, proprietary breeding selection 5018-6 and the male parent, proprietary breeding selection 3466-1-1-1-1 conducted on November 1, 2004. The new Impatiens was part of a controlled breeding program conducted at Arroyo Grande, California, United States. The initial selection was made on August 9, 2005 based flower form, flower colour, flower size, foliage size and branching habit. 'Balfiebur' has been propagated by vegetative cuttings since its selection.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balfiebur' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2009 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 24, 2009. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 30, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Balfiebur' with reference variety 'Fiesta Burgundy Rose'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Balfiebur' 'Fiesta Burgundy Rose'
mean 5.2 7.9
std. deviation 0.39 0.59

Leaf width (cm)

  'Balfiebur' 'Fiesta Burgundy Rose'
mean 2.6 3.7
std. deviation 0.07 0.28

Colour of petals (RHS)

  'Balfiebur' 'Fiesta Burgundy Rose'
upper side more red than 61B N66A-B
lower side 64C to darker along margin 68A with fading at base

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Impatiens: 'Balfiebur' (left) with reference variety 'Fiesta Burgundy Rose' (right)

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Impatiens: 'Balfiebur' (left) with reference variety 'Fiesta Burgundy Rose' (right)

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Impatiens: 'Balfiebur' (left) with reference variety 'Fiesta Burgundy Rose' (right)

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