|Trade name:||Rockapulco Coral Reef|
|Botanical Name:||Impatiens walleriana|
Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
Charles Snijders, Ball Horticultural Company, Rijsenhout, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'Musica Salmon'
Summary: The stem of 'Balcoree' has absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration with medium anthocyanin at the nodes while the stem of 'Musica Salmon' has medium anthocyanin with strong anthocyanin at the nodes. The leaf of 'Balcoree' is longer and wider than the leaf of 'Musica Salmon'. The upper side of the petal is dark pink red for 'Balcoree' while the upper side of the petal of 'Musica Pastel Salmon' is orange red with red pink towards the margin. The inner petals of 'Balcoree' become blue pink with age while the petals of 'Musica Salmon' become dark pink red to red pink with age.
SHOOT: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, nodes with medium anthocyanin
LEAF: no variegation, upper side medium green, lower side green with very weak red colouration, veins on lower side green
PETIOLE: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
PEDUNCLE: weak anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: double, one colour, upper side dark pink red (RHS 52A) developing purple tones with age, inner petals blue pink (N74C) with age.
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Balcoree' originated from a cross pollination conducted in February 2007 in Rijsenhout, Netherlands. The female parent was a proprietary breeding selection designated 5132c-5, characterized by its semi-double flower type, dark red flowers, dark green foliage and moderately vigorous compact growth habit. The male parent was a proprietary breeding selection designated 5281-5, characterized by its double type flower, red and white bicolour flower colour, dark bronze green foliage and moderately vigorous mounded growth habit. The initial selection was made in July 2007. Selection criteria included unique flower colour and compact growth habit.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balcoree' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2012 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 30, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 4, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Balcoree' with reference variety 'Musica Salmon'
Leaf length (cm)
Leaf width (cm)
Colour of petal (RHS)
|upper side||closest to 52A, inner petals aging to N74C||closest to 41B, 43C towards margin, aging to 52A-B|
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