|Trade name:||Intensia Star Brite|
Plant 21 LLC
32149 Aquaduct Road
United States of America
Ushio Sakazaki, Shiga, Japan
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2008-08-29|
|Date rights surrendered:||2014-08-29|
Variety used for comparison: 'USPHLO3' (Intensia Neon Pink)
Summary: 'USPHLO3M' has a round, bicolour floret in the white and purple-red colour group while 'USPHLO3' is star shaped and tricoloured in the purple-red colour group. The fringe on the petal margin is very weak for 'USPHLO3M' while it is moderate for 'USPHLO3'. 'USPHLO3M' has a star colour pattern while 'USPHLO3' has an 'eye' colour pattern. The colour of the apical zone of the upper side is white for 'USPHLO3M' while it is purple for 'USPHLO3'. The markings on the upper side of 'USPHLO3M' are purple in a star pattern while they are redder than purple red in a v-shape radiating from the base for 'USPHLO3'.
PLANT: annual, upright- bushy
LEAF: linear/subulate and lanceolate shape, glandular stickiness, strong pubescence of upper side, medium pubescence of lower side, medium green
CYME: dome shape, compound
FLORET: round, bicolour, white and purple-red colour group
PETAL: cuspidate shape apex, star colour pattern, white apical zone on upper side, purple star pattern markings on upper side, white apical zone on lower side, light blue violet markings on basal zone on lower side
PETAL MARGIN: moderately overlapping, very weak fringe
Origin & Breeding History: The Phlox variety 'USPHLO3M' was developed by the breeder, Ushio Sakazaki. The variety was discovered as a mutation of the variety 'USPHLO3' on April 20, 2004, in Aichi, Japan. The selection was based on plant vigor, continuous flowering, and superior summer performance. The new variety was first propagated by vegetative cuttings on June 8, 2004, in Aichi, Japan.
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 table for 'USPHLO3M' with reference variety 'USPHLO3'
Petal colour (RHS)
|upper side-apical zone||whiter than 155C||N74A-B|
|upper side-basal zone||N74B||redder than N66A|
|upper side-markings||N74B||86B with star redder than N66A radiating from base|
|lower side-apical zone||155C marking||white streaked with N80C|
|lower side-basal zone||76C marking||N/A|
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