KLEO03103

Osteospermum

Denomination: 'KLEO03103'
Trade name: FlowerPower Light Pink
Botanical Name: Osteospermum ecklonis
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
70378
Stuttgart
Germany
Breeder: Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2003-03-31
Application Number: 03-3509
Grant of Rights Date: 2005-07-19
Certificate Number: 2160
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2023-07-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Highside' (Sunscape Daisy Highside)

Summary: 'KLEO03103' differs from the reference variety, 'Highside', in maturity, ray floret width and colour and reflexing of the ray floret tips. The plants of 'KLEO03103' flower mid-season whereas they flower mid to late season in 'Highside'. The ray florets of 'KLEO03103' are wide to very wide whereas they are medium to wide in 'Highside'. The ray florets of 'KLEO03103' are a lighter red-purple than those of 'Highside'. The main colour of the lower side of the ray florets of 'KLEO03103' is brown violet whereas it is blue violet in 'Highside'. The tips of the ray florets of 'KLEO03103' are slightly reflexing whereas they are medium to strongly reflexing in 'Highside'.

Description:

'KLEO03103' is a mid-season flowering Osteospermum variety with an erect to semi-erect growth habit. The medium green leaves have no variegation with weak lobing. The flowers of 'KLEO03103' have one or two complete rows of ray florets with incomplete ray floret whorls present. The ray florets are light red-purple and elliptic and spatulate in shape with slight reflexing of the tips. The main colour of the lower side of the ray florets is brown-violet. The disc florets are light blue.

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEO03103' arose as the result of a controlled crossing of the seedlings, 'A024' (female parent) and an unnamed seedling conducted in Stuttgart, Germany in the spring of 2000. The variety was selected for its compact growth habit, flower colour and disease resistance and hardiness.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'KLEO03103' were conducted in a polyhouse at BioFlora Inc., St. Thomas, Ontario during the spring of 2004. The trials consisted of fifteen plants of each variety, planted in 11 cm pots. Observations and measured characteristics were taken from 10 plants. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 RHS Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'KLEO03103' with reference variety 'Highside'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLEO03103' 'Highside'
mean 20.5 25.1
std. deviation 0.89 2.29

Ray floret width (mm)

  'KLEO03103' 'Highside'
mean 10.9 9.3
std. deviation 0.99 1.06

Colour of upper side of ray floret (RHS)

  'KLEO03103' 'Highside'
margin white, N74C N74B with N74A tones
middle N74B-C N74B with N74A tones
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