Denomination: 'Sunphlomine'
Botanical Name: Phlox drummondii
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Shiga, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2004-07-22
Application Number: 04-4307
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-10-27
Certificate Number: 3382
Date rights surrendered: 2011-10-14

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'USPHLO419' (Intensia Cabernet)

Summary: 'Sunphlomine' has a wider, bushier growth habit compared to 'USPHL0419'. The petal margins of 'Sunphlomine' are touching and have weaker undulation of margins than the reference variety. 'Sunphlomine' has red to dark purple red small star pattern markings radiating from the base while they are brown purple with red to dark purple red v-shaped markings for 'USPHL0419'.


PLANT: annual, upright-bushy to bushy-rounded

LEAF: lanceolate shape, glandular stickiness, dense pubescence on upper side, medium pubescence on lower side, light green

CYME: flat shape, compound
FLORET: rounded to star shape, tricolour, purple-red colour group
PETAL: broad acute-cuspidate shape of apex, eye colour pattern, purple aging to violet apical zone on upper side, purple basal zone on upper side, small star pattern at base/throat that is purple with dark purple red radiating from the base on upper side, white with purple to violet on the margin edge aging to violet to light blue violet apical zone on lower side, white basal zone on lower side
PETAL MARGIN: touching, absent or very weak fringe, weak undulation

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunphlomine' originated from the crossing of a breeding line '9Ph-17' as the female parent with the cultivar 'Palona Carmine' as the pollen parent. The crossing took place at Omi R&D Center, Suntory Flowers Ltd. in May 1999. A seedling was selected and propagated by cuttings and tested by flower potting and budding from April 2001, at Omi R&D Center.

Tests & Trials: PBR trials were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2007 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 15 plants of the candidate and reference variety. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 1, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 27, 2007. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sunphlomine' with reference variety 'USPHLO419'

Plant width (cm)

  'Sunphlomine' 'USPHLO419'
mean 43.0 31.7
std. deviation 2.80 3.77

Petal colour (RHS)

  'Sunphlomine' 'USPHLO419'
upper side-apical zone more purple than N74A aging to N87A at margin more purple than N74A aging to N88B at margin
upper side-basal zone more purple than N74A more purple than N74A
upper side-markings 61A with 53A radiating from base N77A/61A with 53A radiating from base
lower side-apical zone white with N74B to 77C aging to N82C to 85C on margin edge 155C with N74B-C to 77B near margin

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Phlox: 'Sunphlomine' (left) with reference variety 'USPHL0419' (right)

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Phlox: 'Sunphlomine' (left) with reference variety 'USPHL0419' (right)

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