Oste Deeppur

Osteospermum

Denomination: 'Oste Deeppur'
Trade name: Tradewinds Deep Purple
Botanical Name: Osteospermum ecklonis
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Basel
4058
Switzerland
Breeder: Pim Kaagman, Andijk, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2004-06-22
Application Number: 04-4260
Grant of Rights Date: 2006-07-06
Certificate Number: 2456
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-06

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Osoutis' (Soprano Purple)

Summary: 'Oste Deeppur' is an osteospermum variety which is shorter and more compact than the reference variety 'Osoutis'. The leaves of 'Oste Deeppur' are wider with slightly more lobing than 'Osoutis'. The ray florets of 'Oste Deeppur' are wider than those of the reference variety and the overall flower shape in profile is flatter for the candidate variety than 'Osoutis', which has a cup-shaped profile.

Description:

'Oste Deeppur' is an osteospermum variety which has erect shoots and dark green leaves with no variegation and weak lobing. The inflorescences have one or two complete whorls of ray florets and incomplete ray florets whorls are also present. The ray florets are oblanceolate and purple with dark purple longitudinal stripes. The main colours of the lower side are red-purple with purple stripes. The disc is purple and black.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Oste Deeppur' originated in a planned pedigree breeding program in Andjik, The Netherlands. The variety resulted from a cross made in October, 2000. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in June 2001. In October 2001, a single plant was selected by the breeder from the progeny, based on flower colour, form and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Oste Deeppur' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2005 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trials included 15 plants of each of the candidate and reference varieties. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on March 21, 2005. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 19, 2005. All colour measurements were made using the RHS Colour Chart 2001.


Comparison tables for 'Oste Deeppur' with reference variety 'Osoutis'

Plant height (cm)

  'Oste Deeppur' 'Osoutis'
mean 20.9 24.6
std. deviation 1.59 1.06

Leaf width (cm)

  'Oste Deeppur' 'Osoutis'
mean 3.2 2.4
std. deviation 0.25 0.18

Width of ray floret (mm)

  'Oste Deeppur' 'Osoutis'
mean 9.1 7.9
std. deviation 0.21 0.47

Colour of upper side of ray floret (RHS)

  'Oste Deeppur' 'Osoutis'
newly open N81C-D with N78B stripes N78D with N78B stripes
fully open N78A-B with N79C stripes N78C with 72A stripes

Main colour of middle of lower side of ray floret

  'Oste Deeppur' 'Osoutis'
colour red-purple purple-violet
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