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Denomination: 'Balarcink'
Trade name: Archangel Pink
Botanical Name: Angelonia angustifolia
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
Breeder: Ellen Leue, Pan American Seed Co., Elburn, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2011-03-22
Application Number: 11-7225
Date Withdrawn: 2013-09-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Car Pink09' (Carita Deep Pink)

Summary: The shoot of 'Balarcink' has medium anthocyanin colouration below the inflorescence while the shoot of 'Car Pink09' has weak anthocyanin. The leaf of 'Balarcink' is longer and wider than the leaf of 'Car Pink09'. The upper side of the leaf of 'Balarcink' is dark green while the leaf of 'Car Pink09' is medium green. The flower of 'Balarcink' is longer than the flower of 'Car Pink09'. The main colour of the upper side of the corolla of 'Balarcink' is violet while the corolla of 'Car Pink09' is blue pink to light blue pink. There are violet stripes on the corolla of 'Balarcink' while there are no stripes on the corolla of 'Car Pink09'. The flower chamber of 'Balarcink' has dense markings while the flower chamber of 'Car Pink09' has sparse to medium markings.


PLANT: upright growth habit, medium anthocyanin colouration in shoot below inflorescence

LEAF: upper side dark green with medium glossiness

COROLLA: lobes with medium reflexing
LOWER LIP: stripes present, main colour violet (RHS 77C-D), stripes darker violet (RHS N78A), stripes narrow, absent to weak undulation of margin
FLOWER CHAMBER: broader than long, markings purple red, markings strong in intensity and dense
FLOWER POUCH: yellow green with purple red overlay

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Balarcink' originated from a cross pollination conducted in December 2006 at Elburn, Illinois, USA. The female parent was a proprietary breeding selection designated 1384-3, characterized by its medium lavender-rose coloured flowers, dark green foliage and vigorous upright growth habit. The male parent was a proprietary breeding selection, designated 414-4, characterized by its white coloured flowers, dark green foliage and moderately vigorous semi-upright growth habit. The initial selection was made in August 2007, based on its very large flowers. Asexual propagation since that time has been through the use of vegetative cuttings.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balarcink' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer 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 May 16, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 4, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Balarcink' with reference variety 'Car Pink09'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Balarcink' 'Car Pink09'
mean 8.2 4.9
std. deviation 0.83 0.51

Leaf width (cm)

  'Balarcink' 'Car Pink09'
mean 1.6 1.1
std. deviation 0.20 0.07

Flower length (cm)

  'Balarcink' 'Car Pink09'
mean 2.8 2.3
std. deviation 0.14 0.09

Colour of upper side of corolla lobes (RHS)

  'Balarcink' 'Car Pink09'
main 77C-D 63C-D with 63B-C at margin
stripes N78A N/A

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Angelonia: 'Balarcink' (left) with reference variety 'Car Pink09' (right)

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Angelonia: 'Balarcink' (left) with reference variety 'Car Pink09' (right)

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