Denomination: 'Lizzy'
Botanical Name: Phlox paniculata
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: 1999-08-06
Application Number: 99-1749
Grant of Rights Date: 2003-03-04
Certificate Number: 1438
Date rights revoked: 2013-07-22

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'David'

Summary: 'Lizzy' has a shorter plant height than 'David'. The length of the leaf blade is shorter in 'Lizzy' than in 'David'. 'Lizzy' has an elliptic leaf blade shape while 'David' has an elliptic to lanceolate shape. The colour of the upper side of the leaf blade is dark green in 'Lizzy' while it is medium green in 'David'. The petiole and flower length is shorter in 'Lizzy' than in 'David'. 'Lizzy' has a purple red with white eye bicoloured flower while 'David' has a white flower colour.


'Lizzy' is a perennial phlox variety with an upright to bushy growth habit with sparse branching. The stem is light to medium green in colour with no anthocyanin colouration, weak glaucosity, and no pubescence. The stem is smooth and medium in thickness. The leaves are a simple type arranged in an opposite fashion. The leaf is elliptic in shape, has an acute shaped apex and an attenuate shaped base with a leaf blade margin that is entire. There is no pubescence on the upper or lower side of the leaf blade. The upper side of the leaf blade is dark green in colour with very weak to weak glaucosity. The lower leaf blade is medium green in colour and there is no variegation in the leaf blade. The leaf blade has a petiole present. There is one flowering period that is mid to late in the season with a medium duration. The flower type is a panicle inflorescence. The flower attitude is erect and is both terminal and axillary in position. The corolla is salverform in shape with partially fused lobes. The lobes of the corolla are medium in size with an entire margin that has medium undulation of the margin.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Lizzy' originated from a selection from a seed bed of hybrid Phlox paniculata seedlings that were produced from various crosses of unidentified Phlox seedling selections, in the Netherlands in 1995. The selection criteria were based on unique floral traits and its disease resistance.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Lizzy' were conducted in the summer of 2001 at Oxford Station, Ontario. The trials consisted of 10 plants of each variety, field planted in rows that were 1 metre apart with plants 0.40 metres apart within the row.

Comparison tables for 'Lizzy' with reference variety 'David'

Plant height (cm)

  'Lizzy' 'David'
mean 52.57 69.43
std. deviation 5.41 5.71

Leaf length (cm)

  'Lizzy' 'David'
mean 7.04 9.15
std. deviation 0.55 1.03

Leaf width (cm)

  'Lizzy' 'David'
mean 2.66 2.64
std. deviation 0.37 0.21

Petiole length (cm)

  'Lizzy' 'David'
mean 3.17 3.86
std. deviation 0.75 0.69

Flower panicle length (cm)

  'Lizzy' 'David'
mean 14.32 19.51
std. deviation 2.78 1.87

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Lizzy' 'David'
inner side 57B white
outer side 62C white

Colour of corolla throat (RHS)

  'Lizzy' 'David'
inner side white 155D
outer side 62B 155D
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