Rollys Favourite


Denomination: 'Rollys Favourite'
Botanical Name: Lychnis
Applicant/Holder: Future Plants Licentie B.V.
Turfspoor 53A
2165 AW
Breeder: Hubertus Gerardus Oudshoorn, Rijpwetering, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2005-04-26
Application Number: 05-4791
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-12-12
Certificate Number: 4241
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2029-12-12

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Peggy'

Summary: The plants of 'Rollys Favorite' are upright-bushy while those of 'Peggy' are spreading or trailing. The plants of 'Rollys Favorite' are taller than those of 'Peggy'. The leaf blades of 'Rollys Favorite' are shorter than those of 'Peggy'. The pubescence on the leaves of 'Rollys Favorite' is medium to dense while that on 'Peggy' is very dense. 'Rollys Favorite' flowers very early where as 'Peggy' flowers early. The flowers of 'Rollys Favorite' are smaller than those of 'Peggy'. The upper side of the flowers of 'Rollys Favorite' are blue pink while that of 'Peggy' are purple to blue pink.


PLANT: vegetatively propagated, perennial type, upright-bushy growth habit, medium degree of branching
STEM: green-brown, very dense pubescence

LEAF: opposite arrangement, simple type
LEAF BLADE: ovate, acute apex, cuneate base, entire margin, light green/grey on upper side, medium to dense pubescence

FLOWERING: one flowering period, very early flowering, short to medium length flowering period
INFLORESCENCE: cyme type, terminal position, erect attitude
FLOWER: blue pink (RHS 73A-B) on upper side

Origin & Breeding History: 'Rollys Favorite' originated in the nursery of Mr. H. G. Oudhoorn in Rijpwetering, The Netherlands in 2000. Open pollinated seed was collected from un-named Lychnis flos-jovis selections in 1998 and a seedling population was grown the following year. The objectives of the breeding program were to create new Lyschnis cultivars with improved form and floral traits including colour.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Rollys Favorite' were conducted at Variety Rights Management in Oxford Station, Ontario during the summer of 2010. Twelve plants of each variety were grown in 15 cm pots in a polyhouse. Plants were spaced approximately 60 cm apart. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Rollys Favourite' with reference variety 'Peggy'

Plant height (cm)

  'Rollys Favourite' 'Peggy'
mean 37.93 27.71
std. deviation 2.09 2.56

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'Rollys Favourite' 'Peggy'
mean 4.03 8.90
std. deviation 0.27 0.90

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Rollys Favourite' 'Peggy'
mean 2.53 3.20
std. deviation 0.19 0.26

Colour of flower (RHS)

  'Rollys Favourite' 'Peggy'
upper side 73A-B N74B-C

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Rollys Favourite
Lychnis: 'Rollys Favorite' (right) with reference variety 'Peggy' (left)

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Rollys Favourite
Lychnis: 'Rollys Favorite' (right) with reference variety 'Peggy' (left)

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