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New Guinea impatiens plant named `Danharltorc`
PP12092 New Guinea impatiens plant named `Danharltorc`
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Inventor: Danziger
Date Issued: September 18, 2001
Application: 09/323,098
Filed: June 1, 1999
Inventors: Danziger; Gabriel (Nir-Zvi, IL)
Assignee: Danziger "Dan" Flower Farm (Post Beit Dagan, IL)
Primary Examiner: Campell; Bruce R.
Assistant Examiner: Baker; Wendy A.
Attorney Or Agent: Foley & Lardner
U.S. Class: PLT/318
Field Of Search: PLT/31.8
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Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Impatiens plant named `Danharltorc` characterized by having large, round, light pink flowers borne above the foliage, vigorous branching, green foliage, and early flowering response.
Claim: I claim:

1. A new and distinct cultivar of Impatiens plant named `Danharltorc`, as illustrated and described herein.
Description: BACKGROUND OF THEINVENTION

The present invention comprises a new and distinct cultivar of New Guinea Impatiens plant, botanically known as Impatiens, and hereinafter referred to by the cultivar name `Danharltorc`.

`Danharltorc` is a product of a planned breeding program and was originated from a hybridization made by the inventor, Gabriel Danziger, in a controlled breeding program in Mishmar Hashiva, Israel, 1997. The female parent was an Impatienscultivar designated B-385. The male parent was an Impatiens cultivar designated C-390. Both parents are proprietary cultivars used in the breeding program.

`Danharltorc` was discovered and selected as a flowering plant within the progeny of the stated cross by the inventor, Gabriel Danziger, in 1998 in a controlled environment in Mishmar Hashiva, Israel.

The first act of asexual reproduction of `Danharltorc` was accomplished when vegetative cuttings were taken from the initial selection in 1998 in a controlled environment in Mishmar Hashiva, Israel by Gabriel Danziger. The cuttings are apicalcuttings. No more than two expanded leaves and 3-4 immature leaves are evident. Horticultural examination of plants grown from these cuttings in Mishmar Hashiva, Israel, has demonstrated that the combination of characteristics as herein disclosed forthe new cultivar are firmly fixed and retained through successive generations of asexual reproduction.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The following traits have been repeatedly observed and are determined to be basic characteristics of `Danharltorc` which in combination distinguish this Impatiens as a new and distinct cultivar:

1. Large, round, light pink flowers borne above the foliage;

2. Vigorous branching;

3. Green foliage; and

4. Early flowering response.

`Danharltorc` has not been observed under all possible environmental conditions. The phenotype of the new cultivar may vary significantly with variations in environment such as temperature, light intensity, and daylength without any change inthe genotype of the plant. The following observations, measurements and values describe the new cultivar as grown in Mishmar Hashiva, Israel under greenhouse conditions which closely approximate those generally used in commercial practice.

BRIEFDESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

The accompanying color photographic drawing shows typical flower and foliage characteristics of `Danharltorc`, with colors being as true as possible with illustrations of this type.

DETAILED BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION

The measurements were taken in Mishmar Hashiva, Israel, and are based on plants grown from rooted cuttings in a net-covered greenhouse at temperatures of 30.degree. C. maximum and 18.degree. C. minimum. In the following description, colorreferences are made to The Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart (R.H.S.), except where general colors of ordinary significance are used.

Species: Impatiens hawkeri.

Classification:

Botanical.--A hybrid of the genus Impatiens.

Commercial.--New Guinea Impatiens, cv. `Danharltorc`.

Plant:

General appearance and form.--Height: 15-20 cm. Width: 25-30 cm. Habit: Plant shape is round and compact. Branching: Vigorous in character. Flowering response: Early flowering response, 8-9 weeks after planting of rooted cuttings. Floweringseason: Throughout the entire year; the instant plant is an annual plant, propagated in partially shaded areas in temperatures of 10.degree. C.-25.degree. C. degrees. Lasting quality of bloom: Open during the lifetime of the plant lasting quality ofindividual bloom ranges from 5-10 days after anthesis. Propagation: Leaf-cutting. Rooting: Vigorous, roots initiate in 6-7 days at 25.degree. C. and 8-9 days at 20.degree. C. Stem: Length is 20-25 cm, diameter is 0.8 cm, internode length is 5-6 cm. Stem Color: RHS 143 C. Spur Color: RHS 145 D. Fragrance: Flowers have no fragrance.

Foliage.--Shape of leaf: Overall oblong lanceolate; base is acuminate; tip is attenuate. Margin: Shallowly serrated, ciliated. Texture: Smooth without pubescence. Length of leaf: 9.5-10 cm. Width of leaf: 3-3.2 cm. Main color on uppersurface: Mature leaf: RHS 147 A. Immature leaf: RHS 137 A. Main color on lower surface: Mature leaf: RHS 147 B. Immature leaf: RHS 137 D. Veination: Upper surface: One main, light-red vein RHS 144D. Lower surface: One main, light-red vein (RHS 60 B) andsmall, green veinations going from the main vein.

Inflorescence:

Corolla.--Form: 5 petals per flower. Shape: Round. Average number: 20-25 , blooms at once per mature plant (four months old). Size: 6-6.5 cm. Petal number: 5. Petal shape: 4 are heart-shaped, the dorsal petals are free, the lateral petalsare fused in pairs, the dorsal petal is wider than the lateral petals and is also heart-shaped. Petal color: Upper surface: In spring when opening, petals are light pink, RHS 65 C, without fading. Lower surface: Light pink, RHS 65 D.

Bud.--Color: 65D. Response: 6-7 weeks after planting of rooted cuttings, developing into open flowers approximately two weeks later. Size before opening: 2-2.5 cm. Aspect: Stands above pedicel and has a curved spur 4 cm long. Pedicel length:4-4.5 cm. Pedicel color: RHS 145 B.

Reproductive organs.--Stamens: 1. Anthers: Round, nearly white in color. Pollen: White. Stigma: Round, white in color. Ovary: Four-celled, 1 mm in length, green in color.

Disease resistance: This variety is not distinctively resistant or susceptible to plant disease.

Fruits and seeds: Fruit is an explosive capsule. Seeds are smooth, 1 mm wide, 2-3 mm length, elliptic shape.

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