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Denomination: 'Balabpink'
Trade name: Abunda Pink
Botanical Name: Sutera
Applicant/Holder: Ball Horticultural Company
622 Town Road
West Chicago, Illinois
United States of America
Breeder: Paul Talmadge, Orcutt, 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: 2008-02-28
Application Number: 08-6206
Date Withdrawn: 2010-06-10

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Scopia Dark Pink' and 'Danova912' (Snowstorm Pink)

Summary: The plants of 'Balabpink' are narrower than those of 'Danova912'. 'Balabpink' has longer shoots than 'Scopia Dark Pink'. The colour on the upper side of the corolla lobes of 'Balabpink' differs from that of 'Scopia Dark Pink' and that of 'Danova912'.


SHOOT: medium to strong anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: very short to short petiole, simple type
LEAF BLADE: broadest part in middle, shallow to medium depth of margin incisions, no variegation, medium green on upper side

FLOWER: single type
COROLLA: one coloured on upper side
COROLLA LOBES: light blue violet (RHS 76B) with red purple (RHS N74B) at transition to throat on upper side, rounded apex
COROLLA TUBE: yellow at mouth

Origin & Breeding History: 'Balabpink' originated from a cross pollination conducted in August 2005, at Guadalupe, California, United States, between the female proprietary breeding selection 5349-4-3 and the male parent variety 'Copia Pink'. The initial selection of 'Balabpink' was made in April 2006, based on uniform perfomance in multiple environments, flower colour and branching growth habit. The new variety has been maintained by vegetative cuttings since its selection.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Balabpink' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2009, 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 2, 2009. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 13, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Balabpink' with reference varieties 'Scopia Dark Pink' and 'Danova912'

Plant width (cm)

  'Balabpink' 'Scopia Dark Pink' 'Danova912'
mean 25.8 25.2 32.8
std. deviation 1.59 2.94 2.06

Shoot length (cm)

  'Balabpink' 'Scopia Dark Pink' 'Danova912'
mean 2.7 1.6 3.0
std. deviation 0.30 0.30 0.45

Colour of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'Balabpink' 'Scopia Dark Pink' 'Danova912'
upper side 76B with N74B at transition to throat 75A with close to 72C at transition to throat 76C with N74D at transition to throat

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Sutera: 'Balabpink' (left) with reference varieties 'Scopia Dark Pink' (center) and 'Danova912' (right)

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Sutera: 'Balabpink' (left) with reference varieties 'Scopia Dark Pink' (center) and 'Danova912' (right)

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Sutera: 'Balabpink' (left) with reference varieties 'Scopia Dark Pink' (center) and 'Danova912' (right)

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