Phlox Patents (Class PLT/320)
  • Publication number: 20220174854
    Abstract: A unique cultivar of Hybrid Creeping Phlox named ‘Ruby Riot’ characterized by vigorous, dense, spreading, multi-stemmed, winter-hardy habit with short, bright-green, shiny, linear leaves. Flowering begins in late-April and continuing for up to five weeks in cooler weather conditions, on heavily-branched peduncles and completely cover the plant in peak season. Petals are reddish-purple to purplish-red with darker eye marks and a small notch and the tips of the petals. The new plant is able to withstand dry conditions once established, and the foliage stays clean and resists mildew. The new plant is especially suitable for the landscape as a potted plant and in the garden as a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Walters Gardens Inc
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Publication number: 20210153407
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of Rudbeckia plant having a compact growth habit and large, yellow blooms with a brown center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventor: Hartwig Bull
  • Publication number: 20210100148
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlflalipiim’, characterized by its upright and uniform plant habit; vigorous growth habit; early and freely flowering habit; dense inflorescences with reddish purple-colored flowers with white-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: DUMMEN GROUP B.V.
    Inventor: ELLEN van SAMBEEK
  • Publication number: 20210100147
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlflacoim’, characterized by its upright and uniform plant habit; vigorous growth habit; early and freely flowering habit; dense inflorescences with purplish red-colored flowers with darker purplish red-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: DUMMEN GROUP B.V.
    Inventor: ELLEN van SAMBEEK
  • Publication number: 20210100150
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlflaproce’, characterized by its upright and uniform plant habit; vigorous growth habit; early and freely flowering habit; dense inflorescences with purplish red-colored flowers with light purple-colored centers and medium purple-colored rim at the throat; and good garden performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: DUMMEN GROUP B.V.
    Inventor: ELLEN van SAMBEEK
  • Publication number: 20210100149
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlflama’, characterized by its upright and uniform plant habit; vigorous growth habit; early and freely flowering habit; dense inflorescences with purple-colored flowers with lighter purple-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: DUMMEN GROUP B.V.
    Inventor: ELLEN van SAMBEEK
  • Publication number: 20210100151
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlflaproli’ characterized by its upright and uniform plant habit; vigorous growth habit; early and freely flowering habit; dense inflorescences with purple violet-colored flowers with white-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: DUMMEN GROUP B.V.
    Inventor: ELLEN van SAMBEEK
  • Publication number: 20210100152
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlflaprosopi’, characterized by its upright and uniform plant habit; vigorous growth habit; early and freely flowering habit; dense inflorescences with light purplish pink-colored flowers with reddish purple-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: DUMMEN GROUP B.V.
    Inventor: ELLEN van SAMBEEK
  • Publication number: 20210100153
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlflawhim’, characterized by its upright and uniform plant habit; vigorous growth habit; early and freely flowering habit; dense inflorescences with white-colored flowers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: DUMMEN GROUP B.V.
    Inventor: ELLEN van SAMBEEK
  • Patent number: PP32990
    Abstract: A unique cultivar of Hybrid Creeping Phlox named ‘Crater Lake’ characterized by vigorous, dense, spreading, multi-stemmed, winter-hardy habit with short, bright green, linear to awl-shaped leaves. Flowering begins in late-April and continuing for up to six weeks, in cooler weather conditions, on heavily-branched peduncles and completely cover the plant in peak season. Petals of newly opened flowers are cool indigo-purple with a small notch and the tips of the petals. The new plant is able to withstand dry conditions once established, and the foliage stays clean and resists mildew. The new plant is especially suitable for the landscape as a potted plant and in the garden as a specimen or en masse. 1. Vigorous plants of dense, slowly-spreading habit, spreading by rooting stems, producing short, clean, glabrous, bright-green, narrow leaves; 2. Multiple heavily-branched stems produce branched panicles; 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP33005
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Balsukafus’, characterized by its deep reddish-purple colored flowers, dark green-colored foliage, and vigorous, upright growth habit, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Ball Horticultural Company
    Inventor: Grace H. Kim
  • Patent number: PP33006
    Abstract: A unique cultivar of Hybrid Creeping Phlox plant named ‘Majestic Magenta’ characterized by vigorous, dense, low spreading, multi-stemmed, winter-hardy habit with short, bright green, linear to awl-shaped leaves. Flowering begins in late-April and continuing for up to four weeks, in cooler weather conditions, on heavily-branched peduncles and completely cover the plant in peak season. Petals have a small notch and the tips and newly opened flowers and mature flowers remain a rich dark-pink color. The new plant is able to withstand dry conditions once established, and the foliage stays clean and resists mildew. The new plant is especially suitable for the landscape as a potted plant and in the garden as a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP33022
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Balsukalav’, characterized by its deep red-purple colored flowers, dark green-colored foliage, and vigorous, upright growth habit, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Ball Horticultural Company
    Inventor: Grace H. Kim
  • Patent number: PP33023
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Balkapowi’, characterized by its bright white-colored flowers with a slight blush red-purple center, medium green-colored foliage, and moderately vigorous, compact-upright growth habit, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Ball Horticultural Company
    Inventor: Christa Kievit
  • Patent number: PP33077
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Olympus’, characterized by its broadly upright plant habit; freely branching habit; thick green and light yellow variegated leaves that are tinged with red; freely flowering habit; long flowering period; relatively large purple-colored flowers with white-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: COMPASS PLANTS B.V.
    Inventor: Peter Geerlings
  • Patent number: PP33187
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Balsukawi’, characterized by its bright white-colored flowers with a blush red-purple center, medium green-colored foliage, and vigorous, upright growth habit, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Ball Horticultural Company
    Inventor: Christa Kievit
  • Patent number: PP33188
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Balsukapin’, characterized by its medium reddish-purple colored flowers, medium green-colored foliage, and vigorous, upright growth habit, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Ball Horticultural Company
    Inventor: Grace H. Kim
  • Patent number: PP33218
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlflaprosopi’, characterized by its upright and uniform plant habit; vigorous growth habit; early and freely flowering habit; dense inflorescences with light purplish pink-colored flowers with reddish purple-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Dümmen Group B.V.
    Inventor: Ellen van Sambeek
  • Patent number: PP33275
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophloxearpupineye’, characterized by its upright, outwardly spreading and mounding plant habit; vigorous growth habit; early and freely flowering habit; light purple violet-colored flowers with red purple-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Dümmen Group B.V.
    Inventor: Ellen van Sambeek
  • Patent number: PP33276
    Abstract: A unique cultivar of Hybrid Creeping Phlox named ‘Pink Sparkles’ characterized by moderately-vigorous, dense, spreading, multi-stemmed, winter-hardy habit with short, bright-green, shiny, linear leaves. Flowering begins in mid-spring and continuing for up to six weeks in cooler weather conditions, on heavily-branched peduncles and completely cover the plant in peak season. Petals are soft baby-pink with darker eye marks and a center than lightens with maturity. The petals have a medium deep notch and the tips of the petals. The new plant is able to withstand dry conditions once established, and the foliage stays clean and resists mildew. The new plant is especially suitable for the landscape as a potted plant and in the garden as a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP33295
    Abstract: A unique cultivar of Tall Phlox named ‘Opalescence’ characterized by vigorous, dense, upright, multi-stemmed, winter-hardy habit with dark-green, lanceolate leaves. Flowering begins in late-July and continuing for up to five weeks in cooler weather conditions, on heavily-branched peduncles and completely cover the top of the plant in peak season. Petals are light pink with darker pink eye. The new plant is able to withstand dry conditions once established, and the foliage stays clean and resists mildew. The new plant shows excellent powdery mildew resistance. The new plant is especially suitable for a cut flower, for the landscape as a potted plant and in the garden as a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP33315
    Abstract: A unique cultivar of Hybrid Creeping Phlox named ‘Rose Quartz’ characterized by vigorous, dense, spreading, multi-stemmed, winter-hardy habit with short, bright-green, shiny, linear leaves. Small flowers begin in mid-spring and continuing for up to six weeks in cooler weather conditions, on heavily-branched peduncles and completely cover the plant in peak season. Petals are rose-pink with a lighter center and a moderate notch and the tips of the petals. The new plant is able to withstand dry conditions once established, and the foliage stays clean and resists mildew. The new plant is especially suitable for the landscape as a potted plant and in the garden as a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP33334
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Verschercru’ that is characterized by its very dwarf plant habit, its re-blooming habit, its flowers that are purple-pink in color, its strong basal branching, and its partial resistance to powdery mildew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: A. VERSCHOOR HORTICULTURE
    Inventor: Janus Verschoor
  • Patent number: PP33335
    Abstract: A new cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Versluck’ that is characterized by its dwarf plant habit, its re-blooming habit, its flowers that are a blend of white and violet-purple on color with an eye that is dark pink in color, its strong basal branching, and its partial resistance to powdery mildew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: A. VERSCHOOR HORTICULTURE IMPORT-EXPORT B.V.
    Inventor: Janus Verschoor
  • Patent number: PP33372
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlflacoim’, characterized by its upright and uniform plant habit; vigorous growth habit; early and freely flowering habit; dense inflorescences with purplish red-colored flowers with darker purplish red-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Dümmen Group B.V.
    Inventor: Ellen van Sambeek
  • Patent number: PP33373
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlflawhim’, characterized by its upright and uniform plant habit; vigorous growth habit; early and freely flowering habit; dense inflorescences with white-colored flowers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Dümmen Group B.V.
    Inventor: Ellen van Sambeek
  • Patent number: PP33374
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlflalipiim’, characterized by its upright and uniform plant habit; vigorous growth habit; early and freely flowering habit; dense inflorescences with reddish purple-colored flowers with white-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Dümmen Group B.V.
    Inventor: Ellen van Sambeek
  • Patent number: PP33375
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlflaproce’, characterized by its upright and uniform plant habit; vigorous growth habit; early and freely flowering habit; dense inflorescences with purplish red-colored flowers with light purple-colored centers and medium purple-colored rim at the throat; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Dümmen Group B.V.
    Inventor: Ellen van Sambeek
  • Patent number: PP33397
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlflama’, characterized by its upright and uniform plant habit; vigorous growth habit; early and freely flowering habit; dense inflorescences with purple-colored flowers with lighter purple-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Dümmen Group B.V.
    Inventor: Ellen van Sambeek
  • Patent number: PP33398
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlflaproli’, characterized by its upright and uniform plant habit; vigorous growth habit; early and freely flowering habit; dense inflorescences with purple violet-colored flowers with white-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Dümmen Group B.V.
    Inventor: Ellen van Sambeek
  • Patent number: PP33487
    Abstract: A new and unique cultivar of garden Phlox named Phlox ‘Baby Doll White’ multiple-branched, multi-stemmed, short, dense, upright, slowly-spreading habit with clean, glossy, medium-green, lanceolate leaves with exceptiond powdery mildew resistance. Foliage is thick with stiff sterns. Flowers are white initially with pale-lavender blush and small, pale-lavender throat and pale-purple corolla tube produced on branched peduncles and nearly cover the top of the plant beginning early June for about four weeks, about two weeks prior to typical Phlox paniculata cultivars known to the inventor, and repeating for about six weeks. ‘Baby Doll White’ is especially suitable as a potted plant, for the garden, for attracting hummingbirds and butterflies, and for cut flower arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP33607
    Abstract: A unique cultivar of Tall Phlox named ‘Ultraviolet’ characterized by vigorous, tall, dense, upright, multi-stemmed, winter-hardy habit with dark-green, lanceolate leaves. Flowering on large heavily branched panicles begins in late-July and continues for up to five weeks completely covering the top of the plant in peak season. Petals are dark magenta-violet with a deep magenta eye. The new plant shows good powdery mildew resistance. The new plant is especially suitable for a cut flower, for the landscape as a potted plant and in the garden as a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP33641
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlowopi’, characterized by its upright to outwardly spreading and mounding plant habit; vigorous growth habit; freely flowering habit; large deep purplish pink-colored flowers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Dümmen Group B.V.
    Inventor: Ellen van Sambeek
  • Patent number: PP33671
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlospribl’, characterized by its outwardly spreading to creeping and mounding plant habit; vigorous growth habit; freely flowering habit; large light violet-colored flowers with deep violet-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Dümmen Group B.V.
    Inventor: Ellen van SAMBEEK
  • Patent number: PP33672
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlospripidae’, characterized by its outwardly spreading to creeping and mounding plant habit; vigorous growth habit; freely flowering habit; large pale purplish red-colored flowers with deep purplish red-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Dümmen Group B.V.
    Inventor: Ellen van Sambeek
  • Patent number: PP33673
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophloworo’, characterized by its upright to outwardly spreading and mounding plant habit; vigorous growth habit; freely flowering habit; large light purple-colored flowers with deep reddish purple-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Dümmen Group, B.V.
    Inventor: Ellen van Sambeek
  • Patent number: PP33674
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlowoli’, characterized by its upright to outwardly spreading and mounding plant habit; vigorous growth habit; freely flowering habit; large light purple-colored flowers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Dümmen Group B.V.
    Inventor: Ellen van Sambeek
  • Patent number: PP33675
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlowowhi’, characterized by its upright to outwardly spreading and mounding plant habit; vigorous growth habit; freely flowering habit; relatively large white-colored flowers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Dümmen Group B.V.
    Inventor: Ellen van Sambeek
  • Patent number: PP33676
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlospripi’, characterized by its outwardly spreading to creeping and mounding plant habit; vigorous growth habit; freely flowering habit; large purplish red-colored flowers with deep purplish red-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Dümmen Group B.V.
    Inventor: Ellen van Sambeek
  • Patent number: PP33677
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlosprisca’, characterized by its outwardly spreading to creeping and mounding plant habit; vigorous growth habit; freely flowering habit; large reddish purple-colored flowers with dark red-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Dümmen Group B.V.
    Inventor: Ellen van Sambeek
  • Patent number: PP33678
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophlosprisopi’, characterized by its outwardly spreading to creeping and mounding plant habit; vigorous growth habit; freely flowering habit; large light purplish pink-colored flowers with deep reddish purple-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Dümmen Group B.V.
    Inventor: Ellen van Sambeek
  • Patent number: PP33679
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophloflapropipo’, characterized by its upright and uniform plant habit; vigorous growth habit and rapid growth rate; relatively freely branching habit; freely flowering habit; dense inflorescences with reddish purple-colored flowers with darker reddish purple-colored centers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Dümmen Group B.V.
    Inventor: Ellen van Sambeek
  • Patent number: PP33680
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Dophloflalista’, characterized by its upright and uniform plant habit; vigorous growth habit and rapid growth rate; relatively freely branching habit; freely flowering habit; flowers with purple and white bi-colored petal lobes; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Dümmen Group B.V.
    Inventor: Ellen van Sambeek
  • Patent number: PP33770
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Balkaposin’, characterized by its light pink-colored flowers with a red-purple center, medium green-colored foliage, and moderately vigorous, compact-upright growth habit, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Ball Horticultural Company
    Inventors: Christa Kievit, Karl F. Batschke
  • Patent number: PP33795
    Abstract: A new and unique cultivar of garden Phlox named Phlox plant ‘Magenta Pearl’ multi-stemmed, short, upright, slowly-spreading habit with clean green, glossy, lanceolate leaves with exceptional powdery mildew resistance. Foliage is thick on stiff, upright stems. Faint to lightly sweet fragrant flowers of deep magenta-pink faces with light pink halo and darker eye zones midribs are produced on multiple branched peduncles and cover the top of the plant beginning early summer about two weeks prior typical Phlox paniculata cultivars. ‘Magenta Pearl’ is especially suitable as a potted plant, for the garden, for attracting hummingbirds and butterflies, and for cut flower arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP33863
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Balsukaco’, characterized by its light purplish-pink colored flowers, medium green colored foliage, and vigorous, upright growth habit, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Ball Horticultural Company
    Inventor: Grace H. Kim
  • Patent number: PP33885
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Phlox plant named ‘Balsukalu’, characterized by its light reddish-purple colored flowers, medium green colored foliage, and vigorous, upright growth habit, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Ball Horticultural Company
    Inventor: Grace H. Kim
  • Patent number: PP34101
    Abstract: A new and unique hybrid cultivar of Phlox plant named Phlox ‘Opening Act Romance’ multi-stemmed, medium height, upright, slowly-spreading habit with clean, medium-green, glossy, lanceolate leaves with exceptional powdery mildew resistance. Foliage is thick and leathery on stiff stems. Flowers are rich lavender-pink flowers with a white halo in the center, produced on branched peduncles and nearly cover the top of the plant beginning early summer, about two weeks prior to typical Phlox paniculata cultivars, known to the Inventor continuing for about five weeks and reblooming through late summer. ‘Opening Act Romance’ is especially suitable as a potted plant, for the garden, for attracting hummingbirds and butterflies, and for cut flower arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP34223
    Abstract: A unique cultivar of Hybrid Creeping Phlox named ‘Ruby Riot’ characterized by vigorous, dense, spreading, multi-stemmed, winter-hardy habit with short, bright-green, shiny, linear leaves. Flowering begins in late-April and continuing for up to five weeks in cooler weather conditions, on heavily-branched peduncles and completely cover the plant in peak season. Petals are reddish-purple to purplish-red with darker eye marks and a small notch and the tips of the petals. The new plant is able to withstand dry conditions once established, and the foliage stays clean and resists mildew. The new plant is especially suitable for the landscape as a potted plant and in the garden as a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen
  • Patent number: PP34506
    Abstract: A unique cultivar of Tall Phlox plant named ‘Backlight’ characterized by vigorous, dense, upright, multi-stemmed, winter-hardy habit with dark-green, lanceolate leaves. Flowering begins in late-July and continuing for up to five weeks in cooler weather conditions, on heavily-branched peduncles and completely cover the top of the plant in peak season. Petals are white with a pale yellow eye. The new plant shows excellent powdery mildew resistance. The new plant is especially suitable for a cut flower, for the landscape as a potted plant and in the garden as a specimen or en masse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Hans A Hansen