Balcelwitim

Impatiens

Denomination: 'Balcelwitim'
Trade name: Celebration White
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: 07-5872
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-10-06
Certificate Number: 3650
Date rights surrendered: 2010-11-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fisimp 107' (Super Sonic White)

Summary: The leaves of 'Balcelwitim' are narrower than those of 'Fisimp 107'. 'Balcelwitim' has smaller flowers than 'Fisimp 107'. The pedicels of 'Balcelwitim' are longer than those of 'Fisimp 107'.

Description:

PLANT: absent to very 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: absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side

FLOWER: single, one coloured, white on upper and lower side of petal, no eye zone, medium depth of incision on lower petals, absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration on pedicel
SPUR: absent to very weak anthocyanin colouration, weak degree of curvature

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balcelwitim' originated from a cross between the female parent 'Visinfwhi' and the male parent Harmony White. 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 flower size, flower colour, foliage colour and plant growth habit. Asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balcelwitim' 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 tables for 'Balcelwitim' with reference variety 'Fisimp 107'

Leaf width (cm)

  'Balcelwitim' 'Fisimp 107'
mean 3.7 4.5
std. deviation 0.33 0.30

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Balcelwitim' 'Fisimp 107'
mean 6.3 7.2
std. deviation 0.50 0.53

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Balcelwitim' 'Fisimp 107'
mean 6.8 5.0
std. deviation 0.77 0.58

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Impatiens: 'Balcelwitim' (left) with reference variety 'Fisimp 107' (right)

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Impatiens: 'Balcelwitim' (left) with reference variety 'Fisimp 107' (right)

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