Denomination: 'KLEO04109'
Trade name: FlowerPower Pink
Botanical Name: Osteospermum ecklonis
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2004-03-24
Application Number: 04-4140
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-06-08
Certificate Number: 2797
Date rights surrendered: 2010-07-15

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLEO03103' (FlowerPower Light Pink)

Summary: 'KLEO04109' has ray florets that are violet on the upper side and brown violet on the lower side, whereas those of 'KLEO03103' are blue pink on the upper side and yellow-brown on the lower side. The colour of the disc of 'KLEO04109' before dehiscence is medium blue, whereas it is purple for 'KLEO03103'.


PLANT: semi-erect shoots with very weak to moderate anthocyanin

LEAF: oblanceolate shape, weak degree of lobing, no variegation, medium to dark green in colour on the upper side

FLOWER: begins very early, one or two complete ray floret whorls, presence of incomplete ray floret whorls, with dense pubescence on the calyx and very weak reflexing of sepals
RAY FLORET: oblanceolate in shape, with a rounded apex and no inward rolling of longitudinal margins, convex to horizontal in attitude, violet on the upper side getting lighter towards base, brown violet on the lower side
DISC: medium blue before dehiscence.

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEO04109' was developed by Nils Klemm in Stuttgart, Germany, and originated from a controlled pollination between proprietary seedlings B-373-001 and A-117 conducted in 2001. The new osteospermum was selected in 2002 as a single plant from the resultant progeny, based on compact growth habit, flower colour and disease and weather resistance. 'KLEO04109' was evaluated in greenhouse trials during 2002-2003 for rooting performance, fast and uniform growth, compact growth habit and early flowering. Outdoor trials were conducted in 2002 to evaluate continuous flowering and resistance to weather and disease.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'KLEO04109' were conducted in a polyhouse at BioFlora in St. Thomas, Ontario, during the spring of 2006. The trials included 15 plants of each variety grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.

Comparison table for 'KLEO04109' with reference variety 'KLEO03103'

Colour of ray florets (RHS)

  'KLEO04109' 'KLEO03103'
upper side 75A N74C with tones of 73A

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Osteospermum: 'KLEO04109' (left) with reference variety 'KLEO03103' (right)

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