|Trade name:||Aromatica Violet Ice|
Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
Paul Talmadge, Orcutt, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'Fleuripi' (Opal Innocence)
Summary: 'Balarlilabi' has taller plants than 'Fleuripi'. 'Balarlilabi' has fewer indentations along the leaf margin and flowers with a weaker fragrance than 'Fleuripi'. The inner side of the upper lobes of the corolla of 'Balarlilabi' are light blue violet fading to lighter blue violet to white with age whereas those of 'Fleuripi' are violet fading to light blue violet. 'Balarlilabi' has a dark violet blotch at the base of the upper lobes whereas the blotch of 'Fleuripi' is light violet and less conspicuous. The colour of the palate of 'Balarlilabi' is brownish with yellow undercolour whereas it is medium yellow for 'Fleuripi'.
PLANT: upright growth habit, moderate density
STEM (EXCLUDING INFLORESCENCE): thin
LEAF BLADE: few shallow indentations of the margin, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no petiole
INFLORESCENCE: moderate density, weak flower fragrance
COROLLA: weak colour change with age
UPPER LOBES OF COROLLA: inner side is light blue violet upon opening and fades to lighter blue violet to white with age, outer side is light blue violet, medium length purple veins, weakly conspicuous veins, basal blotch is medium sized, moderately conspicuous and dark violet
UPPER LOBES OF COROLLA (CENTRAL LOBES): not touching
UPPER LOBES OF COROLLA (LATERAL LOBES): equal to moderately longer in length relative to length of lower lobe, moderately outward attitude when viewed from the front, slightly behind central lobes when viewed from the side, rounded apex
LOWER LOBE OF COROLLA: strongly incurved, moderate curvature in cross-section, weak undulation, very weak indentation of margin, white with light blue violet tones on inner side, light blue violet on outer side
PALATE: small to medium size relative to size of lower lobe of corolla, brownish with yellow undercolour, no hairs
Origin & Breeding History: 'Balarlilabi' originated from a cross pollination conducted in September 2003 in Guadalupe, California, U.S.A. as part of a controlled breeding program. The female parent was the proprietary breeding selection designated 'KJGVCCE-N', characterized by its white and lavender flowers, medium green foliage and upright plant growth habit. The male parent was another proprietary breeding selection designated 'HHSDPOA-N', characterized by its white and lavender flowers, medium green foliage and upright plant growth habit. 'Balarlilabi' was initially selected in March 2004 based on its vigorous growth resulting in taller and wider plants.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balarlilabi' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2009 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. It included a total of 15 plants per variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11.5 cm pots on April 7, 2009. Measured characteristics were based on measurements taken from 10 plants or parts of plants on May 11, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Balarlilabi' with reference variety 'Fleuripi'
Plant height (cm)
Colour of corolla (RHS)
|upper lobes, inner side - newly open||84C with 76C margin||75B|
|upper lobes, inner side - fully open||white to 76D||76C to 75C|
|upper lobes, outer side||85A||69B-C|
|lower lobe, inner side||white to N155B with 85A tones||76C-D and white-N155B|
|lower lobe, outer side||76B-C||white-N155B|
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