Denomination: 'Sunphloconsa'
Trade name: Astoria Peach
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: 2008-03-28
Application Number: 08-6245
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-06-01
Certificate Number: 3876
Date rights surrendered: 2011-05-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunphlopin' (Astoria Pink)

Summary: The plants of 'Sunphloconsa' are taller than those of 'Sunphlopin'. 'Sunphloconsa' has larger leaves, larger cymes and more florets per cyme than 'Sunphlopin'. The pedicels of 'Sunphloconsa' are shorter than those of 'Sunphlopin'. 'Sunphloconsa' has star shaped, bicolour florets while 'Sunphlopin' has round, tricolour florets. The upper and lower sides of the petals of 'Sunphloconsa' differ in colour from those of 'Sunphlopin'.


PLANT: annual, upright to bushy

LEAF BLADE: lanceolate, glandular stickiness present, dense pubescence on upper side, sparse pubescence on lower side, medium green on upper side

CYME: dome shaped, compound type
FLORET: star shaped, bicolour, pink colour group
PETAL: cuspidate apex, eye pattern present, light blue pink (RHS 55C) with red pink (RHS 52B) eye on upper side, white (RHS N155B) on lower side, overlapping
PETAL MARGIN: weak fringe

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunphloconsa' originated from a cross between the female parent '3Ph-24a' and the male parent '4Ph-19' conducted in June 2004, at Higashiomi-shi, Shiga-ken, Japan. The seedlings obtained from the cross were grown in pots in a glasshouse and evaluated. In 2005, one seedling was selected based on its growth habit, flower size and flower colour. This new phlox variety was named 'Sunphloconsa'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Sunphloconsa' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2009 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 2, 2009. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 28, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sunphloconsa' with reference variety 'Sunphlopin'

Plant height (cm)

  'Sunphloconsa' 'Sunphlopin'
mean 20.9 16.4
std. deviation 1.44 2.18

Leaf length (cm)

  'Sunphloconsa' 'Sunphlopin'
mean 4.8 3.4
std. deviation 0.37 0.26

Leaf width (cm)

  'Sunphloconsa' 'Sunphlopin'
mean 1.6 1.0
std. deviation 0.17 0.12

Cyme diameter (cm)

  'Sunphloconsa' 'Sunphlopin'
mean 9.6 8.0
std. deviation 0.58 0.69

Number of florets per cyme

  'Sunphloconsa' 'Sunphlopin'
mean 11.5 7.8
std. deviation 2.32 1.32

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Sunphloconsa' 'Sunphlopin'
mean 0.6 1.1
std. deviation 0.14 0.33

Colour of petal (RHS)

  'Sunphloconsa' 'Sunphlopin'
upper side 55C 73A
marking on upper side 52B 60B with white at base
lower side N155B 69C-D with N66D at margin

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Phlox: 'Sunphloconsa' (left) with reference variety 'Sunphlopin' (right)

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Phlox: 'Sunphloconsa' (left) with reference variety 'Sunphlopin' (right)

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Phlox: 'Sunphloconsa' (left) with reference variety 'Sunphlopin' (right)

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