|Trade name:||Archangel Purple|
|Botanical Name:||Angelonia angustifolia|
Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
Ellen Leue, Pan American Seed Co., Elburn, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Varieties used for comparison: 'Anbluim' (Angelface Blue) and 'Car Purr09' (Carita Purple)
Summary: The plants of 'Balarcpur' are taller than those of 'Car Purr09'. The shoots of 'Balarcpur' have absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration below the inflorescence while those of 'Anbluim' have anthocyanin ranging from weak to medium and those of 'Car Purr09' have anthocyanin ranging from medium to strong. The leaves of 'Balarcpur' are larger than those of 'Car Purr09'. The upper and lower lips of 'Balarcpur' are a lighter violet than those of 'Anbluim'. The nectary bulge of 'Balarcpur' is white while that of 'Car Purr09' is violet.
PLANT: upright and spreading growth habit, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on the shoot below the inflorescence
LEAF: medium to dark green on upper side, medium glossiness on upper side
UPPER LIP: violet (RHS N87A-B)
LOWER LIP: violet (RHS N87A-B), undulation of margin ranging from weak to medium
COROLLA LOBES: no stripes, reflexing ranging from absent to medium
FLOWER CHAMBER: broader than long, strong purple red markings, medium to dense markings
FLOWER POUCH: yellow green
NECTARY BULGE: white
Origin & Breeding History: 'Balarcpur' originated from a cross pollination between the female parent, a proprietary breeding selection designated 355-2 and the male parent, a proprietary breeding selection designated 1549. The cross was conducted in November 2005 at Elburn, Illinois, USA as part of a controlled breeding program. The initial selected of 'Balarcpur' was made in December 2006 based on flower side, growth habit and time of flowering. Since its selection the new variety has been reproduced through the use of vegetative cuttings.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balarcpur' were conducted in a polyhouse during the late summer of 2012 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm deep pots on July 4, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on August 27, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Balarcpur' with reference varieties 'Anbluim' and 'Car Purr09'
Plant height (cm)
Leaf length (cm)
Leaf width (cm)
Colour of corolla lobes (RHS)
|upper lip||N87A-B, lighter towards chamber||83B with N81B tones towards chamber||N82A-B with N87B tones|
|lower lip||N87A-B||83B with N81B tones||greyer than N87A-B|
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