Denomination: 'Kiedithree'
Botanical Name: Diascia barberae
Applicant/Holder: Kieft Bloemzaden B.V.
Elbaweg 35
1607 MN
Breeder: Leo Hoogendoorn, H. I. Ambacht, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2004-02-20
Application Number: 04-4054
Date abandoned: 2008-10-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Diastis' (Flying Colours Coral)

Summary: 'Kiedithree' has larger plants than 'Diastis'. The inflorescence diameter of 'Kiedithree' is slightly larger than that of 'Diastis'. The corolla of 'Kiedithree' is orange red while it is orange brown to orange red for 'Diastis'.


PLANT: vegetatively propagated annual, spreading/trailing growth habit
STEM: medium green, absent or very sparse pubescence

LEAF: arranged opposite, simple type, ovate shape, acute apex, cordate base, serrate margin, medium green, no variegation, petiole present

INFLORESCENCE: flowers almost continuously beginning early in the season for a long amount of time, no peduncle, raceme type
FLOWER: positioned terminally, erect attitude
COROLLA: five partially fused small to medium sized lobes, zygomorphic shape, inner side of lobe orange red, inner side of throat dark pink red (RHS 50B), outer side of lobe red pink to light red pink, outer side of throat red pink to light red pink (RHS 50C/D)

Origin & Breeding History: In 2000, seed was collected from the open pollination of the variety 'Pink Queen'. The resultant seedlings were grown in Ambacht, The Netherlands that year. Selection began in 2001 and continued into 2002 when a seedling was selected based on plant habit, ease of propagation and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted during the summer of 2006 in Oxford Station, Ontario. Trials consisted of 15 plants of each variety individually grown in 10 cm pots in a polyhouse. Plants were spaced 30 cm apart. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour measurements were done using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Kiedithree' with reference variety 'Diastis'

Plant height (cm)

  'Kiedithree' 'Diastis'
mean 26.67 20.83
std. deviation 1.37 2.48

Plant width (cm)

  'Kiedithree' 'Diastis'
mean 39.33 28.67
std. deviation 2.07 1.63

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'Kiedithree' 'Diastis'
mean 21.86 17.56
std. deviation 1.35 3.57

Corolla colour (RHS)

  'Kiedithree' 'Diastis'
inner side 39A/B 35A/B
outer side 50C/D 35C/D

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Diascia: 'Kiedithree' (left) with reference variety 'Diastis' (right)

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