Balcebink

Impatiens

Denomination: 'Balcebink'
Trade name: Celebrette Pink
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: 2007-04-12
Application Number: 07-5870
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-10-06
Certificate Number: 3652
Date rights surrendered: 2010-11-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fisnics Light Pink' (Sonic Light Pink)

Summary: The plants of 'Balcebink' are taller than those of 'Fisnics Light Pink'. 'Balcebink' has absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration on the midrib of the lower side of the leaf blade while 'Fisnics Light Pink' has medium to strong anthocyanin colouration. The anthocyanin colouration on the upper side of the petiole of 'Balcebink' is weak while that of 'Fisnics Light Pink' is medium.

Description:

PLANT: weak anthocyanin colouration on upper third of shoot

LEAF: no variegation, 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 and veins of lower side
PETIOLE: weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side

FLOWER: single, one coloured, purple red on upper (RHS 58C-D) and lower side (RHS 55A-B) of petal, small eye zone, pink eye zone, medium depth of incision on lower petals, weak anthocyanin colouration on pedicel
SPUR: medium to strong anthocyanin colouration, medium degree of curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balcebink' originated from a cross between the female parent, a proprietary breeding selection designated 7934-1, and the male parent Harmony Pastel Rose. The cross was conducted on September 1, 2003 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 plant growth habit, flower size, flower form, leaf size, leaf colour, branching habit and rooting ability. Asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balcebink' 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 table for 'Balcebink' with reference variety 'Fisnics Light Pink'

Plant height (cm)

  'Balcebink' 'Fisnics Light Pink'
mean 17.8 14.5
std. deviation 0.99 1.97

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Impatiens: 'Balcebink' (left) with reference variety 'Fisnics Light Pink' (right)

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Impatiens: 'Balcebink' (left) with reference variety 'Fisnics Light Pink' (right)

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