USO0PP22982P2

(12) United States Plant Patent

(10) Patent N0.:

Diimmen

(45) Date of Patent:

(54) PHLOX PLANT NAMED ‘DUEPHOCHER’ (50)

Latin Name/1

Int. Cl. A01H 5/00 (2006.01) (52) us. Cl. ..................................................... .. Plt./320

DuePlwcher

(75)

Inventor:

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Asslgnee: Capital Green Investments Ltd., Grand Cayman (KY)

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Field of Classi?cation Search .................. .. Plt./320

S ee app It ?lf lt hh't. lea Ion e or Comp e e Seam 15 Dry

Tobias Diimmen, Rheinberg (DE)

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Primary Examiner * June Hwu

. (74) Attorney, Agent, or Flrm * C. A. Whealy

(57) Notice:

Aug. 21, 2012

(51)

Bhlqx drummvndii

Vanetal Denomlnanoni

(*)

US PP22,982 P2

ABSTRACT

Subject to any disclaimer, the term ofthis

A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Due

patent is extended or adjusted under 35

phocher’, characterized by its compact, upright and out

U_S_C_ 154(b) by 82 days'

wardly spreading plant habit; freely branching habit; freely ?owering habit; and large dark red-colored ?owers with dark

(21) Appl. No.: 12/930,160 (22)

Filed:

purple-colored centers.

Dec. 29, 2010

1 Drawing Sheet

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Botanical designation: Phlox drummondii.

4. Large dark red-colored ?owers with dark purple-colored centers.

Cultivar denomination: ‘DUEPHOCHER’.

Plants of the new Phlox can be compared to plants of the female parent selection. Plants of the new Phlox differ pri

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

marily from plants of the female parent selection in the fol

lowing characteristics:

The present invention relates to a new and distinct cultivar

1 . Plants of the new Phlox are more compact than plants of

of Phlox plant, botanically known as Phlox drummondii and hereinafter referred to by the name ‘Duephocher’. The new Phlox plant is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the Inventor in Rheinberg, Germany.

the female parent selection. 2. Plants of the new Phlox are more freely branching than

plants of the female parent selection. 3. Plants of the new Phlox and the female parent selection differ in ?ower color as plants of the female parent

The objective of the breeding program is to create new com

pact Phlox plants with unique and attractive ?ower color.

selection have purple-colored ?owers. Plants of the new Phlox can be compared to plants of the

The new Phlox plant originated from an open-pollination

in Rheinberg, Germany in July, 2006 of a proprietary selec tion of Phlox drummondii identi?ed as code number PH-05 0108-002, not patented, as the female, or seed, parent with an unknown selection of Phlox drummondii as the male, or pol len, parent. The new Phlox plant was discovered and selected

by the Inventor as a single ?owering plant within the progeny of the stated open-pollination in a controlled greenhouse

Phlox ‘PowerPhlox Magenta’, not patented. In side-by-side 15

Magenta’ differed in the following characteristics: 1. Plants of the new Phlox were more compact and had

shorter internodes than plants 20

‘PowerPhlox Magenta’. Magenta’ had red purple-colored ?owers. 25

4. Plants of the new Phlox had shorter peduncles than

plants of ‘PowerPhlox Magenta’. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PHOTOGRAPH

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION 30

Plants of the new Phlox plant have not been observed under

all possible environmental and cultural conditions. The phe

The accompanying colored photograph illustrates the over all appearance of the new Phlox plant showing the colors as true as it is reasonably possible to obtain in colored reproduc

tions of this type. Colors in the photograph may differ slightly from the color values cited in the detailed botanical descrip

notype may vary somewhat with variations in environmental

phocher’ as a new and distinct Phlox plant:

2. Plants of the new Phlox had smaller leaves than plants of 3. Plants of the new Phlox and ‘PowerPhlox Magenta’ differed in ?ower color as plants of ‘PowerPhlox

generations.

conditions such as temperature and light intensity without, however, any variance in genotype. The following traits have been repeatedly observed and are determined to be the unique characteristics of ‘Duephocher’. These characteristics in combination distinguish ‘Due

of ‘PowerPhlox

Magenta’.

environment in Rheinberg, Germany in May, 2009. Asexual reproduction of the new Phlox plant by cuttings in a controlled environment in Rheinberg, Germany since May, 2009 has shown that the unique features of this new Phlox plant are stable and reproduced true to type in successive

comparisons, plants of the new Phlox and ‘PowerPhlox

tion which accurately describe the colors of the new Phlox 35

plant. The photograph is a close-up view of a typical ?owering

plant of ‘Duephocher’. DETAILED BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION

1. Compact, upright and outwardly spreading plant habit. 40 The aforementioned photographs and following observa 2. Freely branching habit. 3. Freely ?owering habit. tions, measurements and values describe plants grown during

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3 the summer in 10.5-cm containers in a glass-covered green

each; ?oWers face mostly upright; freely ?owering

house in Rheinberg, Germany and under commercial prac

habit With about 80 ?oWer buds and ?oWers develop

ing per plant. FragranceiModerately fragrant; sWeet, pleasant. Natural ?owering season.4Continuously ?owering

tice. During the production of the plants, day and night tem peratures averaged 18° C. and light levels averaged 4,500 lux. Plants Were pinched one time three Weeks after planting and Were 13 Weeks old When the photograph and description Were taken. In the folloWing description, color references are made

from summer to late summer in Germany; plants

begin ?oWering about six Weeks after planting. Postproduction longevityiFloWers last about three to

to The Royal Horticultural Society Colour Chart, 1995 Edi

tion, except Where general terms of ordinary dictionary sig

four days on the plant; ?oWers not persistent. Flower budsiHeight: About 8 mm. Diameter: About 3 mm. Shape: NarroWly obovate. Color: Close to 83A.

ni?cance are used.

Botanical classi?cation: Phlox drummondii ‘Duephocher’.

Parentage:

In?orescence heightiAbout 2 cm.

Female, or seed, parentiProprietary selection of

In?orescence diameteniAbout 5 cm.

Phlox drummondii identi?ed as code number PH-05

Flower diameteriAbout 2.2 cm.

Flower depth (tube length).iAbout 1 cm. Petals.‘Quantity/arrangement: Five in a single Whorl;

0108-002, not patented. Male, or pollen, parentiUnknoWn selection of Phlox drummondi i, not patented.

petals fused at the base into a narroW tube. Length: About 2.2 cm. Width: About 2.2 cm. Shape: Spatulate.

Propagation: lj1pe.iBy cuttings. lime to initiate roots, summeriAbout ?ve days at tem

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peratures of about 20° C. Time to initiate roots, winteriAbout seven days at temperatures or about 20° C.

Time to produce a rooted plant, summeriAbout three Weeks at temperatures of about 20° C. Time to produce a rooted plant, winter.iAbout four Weeks at temperatures of about 20° C.

closer to 79A With development; throat, close to

158D. Developing and fully expanded petals, loWer 25

With development.

Rooting habitiFreely branching; dense.

branching habit With about ?ve main laterals devel oping each With numerous secondary laterals; rela

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Close to 144B.

PedunclesiLength: About 3.7 cm. Diameter: About 35

mm. Angle: About 30° from peduncle axis. Strength: Strong. Texture: Smooth, glabrous. Color: Close to 40

Typically ?ve. Filament length: About 5 mm. Fila ment color: Close to 157B. Anther shape: Oblong. 45

ShapeiElliptic. ApexiApiculate. 50

puberscence along the margins. Venation pattern.iPinnate. ColoriDeveloping and fully expanded leaves, upper

to Phlox. 55

Close to 143C; venation, close to 144D. PetioleiLength: About 1 mm. Diameter: About 1 mm.

Texture, upper and loWer surfaces: Smooth, glabrous. Color, upper surface: Close to 144C. Color, loWer

FloWer description: Flower type/habitiSingle rotate and salverform ?oW ers arranged in small panicles With about three ?oWers

Close to 6B. Style length: About 3 mm. Style color: Close to 149C. Ovary color: Close to 149A. Seed/fruitiSeed and fruit development have not been observed. Disease/pest resistance: Plants of the neW Phlox have not been noted to be resistant to pathogens and pests common

surface: Close to 144A; venation, close to 144C.

surface: Close to 144D.

Anther length: About 1.5 mm. Anther color: Close to 14A. Pollen amount: Abundant. Pollen color: Close to

14A. Pistils: Quantity per ?oWer: One. Pistil length: About 4 mm. Stigma shape: Bi-parted. Stigma color:

BaseiTruncate to obtuse.

Developing and fully expanded leaves, loWer surface:

145A.

Reproductive organsiStamens: Quantity per ?oWer:

Length .iAbout 2 cm.

MarginiFinely serrate. Texture, upper and lower surfacesiSmooth, glabrous;

1.5 mm. Angle: Upright. Strength: Strong. Texture: Smooth, glabrous. Color: Close to 145A. PedicelsiLength: About 1.4 cm. Diameter: About 1

Foliage description: Arrangement4Opposite, simple. WidthiAbout 5 mm.

Shape: Lanceolate. Apex: NarroWly apiculate. Mar gin: Entire. Texture, upper and loWer surfaces: Smooth, Puberscent. Color, upper and loWer surfaces:

tively short intemodes; dense and bushy plant habit. Plant heightiAbout 15 cm. Plant width (spread).iAbout 21 cm. Lateral branchesiLength: About 17 cm. Diameter: About 2 mm. lnternode length: About 2 cm. Strength: Strong. Texture: Pubescent. Color: Close to 145A.

surface: Close to 64A; color becoming closer to 79A Sepals.4Quantity/arrangement per ?oWer: Five in a single Whorl, fused toWards the base into a slender tube. Length: About 6 mm. Width: About 1 mm.

Root descriptioniFine, ?brous; White in color.

Plant description: Plant and growth habitiCompact, upright and out Wardly spreading plant habit; broad inverted triangle; loW to moderately vigorous groWth habit; freely

Apex: Rounded. Margin: Entire. Texture, upper and loWer surfaces: Smooth, glabrous. Color: Developing and fully expanded petals, upper surface: Close to 53A; toWards the base, close to 79A; color becoming

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Temperature tolerance: Plants of the neW Phlox have been observed to tolerate temperatures ranging from about 5° C. to about 40° C. It is claimed: 1. A neW and distinct Phlox plant named ‘Duephocher’ as illustrated and described.

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Phlox plant named 'Duephocher'

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