Denomination: 'Balcelapt'
Trade name: Celebration Apricot
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: 2007-04-12
Application Number: 07-5871
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-10-06
Certificate Number: 3647
Date rights surrendered: 2010-11-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fisupnic Salmice' (Supersonic Salmon Ice 06)

Summary: The anthocyanin colouration on the upper third of the shoots of 'Balcelapt' is weak to medium while that of 'Fisupnic Salmice' is very strong to strong. 'Balcelapt' is red and green between the veins on the lower side of the leaf blade while 'Fisupnic Salmice' is green only. The petals of 'Balcelapt' are red pink with red along the midrib of all petals while those of 'Fisupnic Salmice' are dark pink red with light blue pink around the base of all petals. 'Balcelapt' is orange red on the lower side of the petals while 'Fisupnic Salmice' is red pink. The lower petals of 'Balcelapt' have a shallow incision while those of 'Fisupnic Salmice' have a medium to deep incision. 'Balcelapt' has very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration on the pedicel while 'Fisupnic Salmice' has strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration. The anthocyanin colouration on the flower spur of 'Balcelapt' is very weak to weak while that on 'Fisupnic Salmice' is very strong.


PLANT: weak to medium anthocyanin colouration on upper third of shoot

LEAF: no variegation, dark green on upper side, strong anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, red and green between veins on lower side, medium intensity of red colouration between veins on lower side, strong anthoycanin colouration on midrib and veins of lower side
PETIOLE: strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side

FLOWER: single, two coloured, red pink (RHS 52D) with red (RHS 40A-B) along midrib of upper side of all petals, orange red (RHS 41C) on lower side of petal, small eye zone, white and pink eye zone, shallow depth of incision on lower petals, very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration on pedicel
SPUR: very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration, medium to strong degree of curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balcelapt' originated from a cross between the female parent 'Balcelbrisal' and the male parent 'Visinforan'. 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 March 19, 2004 and was based on flower size, flower colour, plant vigor and branching habit. Asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balcelapt' 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 'Balcelapt' with reference variety 'Fisupnic Salmice'

Colour of petals (RHS)

  'Balcelapt' 'Fisupnic Salmice'
main - upper side 52D closest to 52A
secondary - upper side 40A-B 56C
main - lower side 41C and lighter more pink than 43C

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Impatiens: 'Balcelapt' (left) with reference variety 'Fisupnic Salmice' (right)

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Impatiens: 'Balcelapt' (left) with reference variety 'Fisupnic Salmice' (right)

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