Balfiesunre

Impatiens

Denomination: 'Balfiesunre'
Trade name: Fiesta Sunrise Red
Botanical Name: Impatiens walleriana
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
60185
United States of America
Breeder: Margaret M. Hurkman, Santa Maria, 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: 2010-04-06
Application Number: 10-6920
Date Withdrawn: 2012-09-27

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Musica Red Esprit'

Summary: The plants of 'Balfiesunre' are taller than the plants of 'Musica Red Esprit'. The upper side of the leaf of 'Balfiesunre' is dark green while the upper side of the leaf of 'Musica Red Esprit' is light to medium green. The upper side of the petal of 'Balfiesunre' is red with orange red at the base while the upper side of the petal of 'Musica Red Esprit' is red.

Description:

SHOOT: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper third

LEAF: no variegation, upper side dark green, lower side green with green midrib and veins
PETIOLE: upper side with absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration

PEDUNCLE: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: double, two colours, upper side red (RHS 45A) with orange red (RHS N30A) at base of all petals.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Balfiesunre' originated from a cross pollination conducted in April 2005 at Arroyo Grande, California, USA. The female parent was a proprietary breeding selection, designated m3792c-2, characterized by its dark red flowers, dark green foliage and vigourous upright growth habit. The male parent was a proprietary breeding selection, designated m3420-1-1-2-1-6, characterized by its medium red flowers, dark green foliage and vigourous mounded growth habit. The variety was selected in June 2006 for its large fully double flowers, flower colour, well branched habit, medium sized dark green foliage and cytosterility. Asexual propagation since the time of selection has been through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balfiesunre' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2011 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 9, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 29, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'Balfiesunre' with reference variety 'Musica Red Esprit'

Plant height (cm)

  'Balfiesunre' 'Musica Red Esprit'
mean 21.1 16.8
std. deviation 2.06 2.05

Colour of upper side of petal (RHS)

  'Balfiesunre' 'Musica Red Esprit'
main 45A, N30A at base 46C

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Balfiesunre
Impatiens: 'Balfiesunre' (left) with reference variety 'Musica Red Esprit' (right)

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Impatiens: 'Balfiesunre' (left) with reference variety 'Musica Red Esprit' (right)

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