|Trade name:||Astoria Peach|
|Botanical Name:||Phlox drummondii|
Suntory Flowers Limited
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Shiga, Japan
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2010-06-01|
|Date rights surrendered:||2011-05-20|
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)
Leaf length (cm)
Leaf width (cm)
Cyme diameter (cm)
Number of florets per cyme
Pedicel length (cm)
Colour of petal (RHS)
|marking on upper side||52B||60B with white at base|
|lower side||N155B||69C-D with N66D at margin|
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