|Trade name:||FlowerPower Lavender|
|Botanical Name:||Osteospermum ecklonis|
Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2008-06-06|
|Date rights surrendered:||2016-06-06|
Varieties used for comparison: 'Aksinto' (Cape Daisy Kalanga) and 'Oste Lightpur' (Tradewinds Light Purple)
Summary: 'KLEOE05115' differs from the reference varieties, 'Aksinto' and 'Oste Lightpur' mainly in number of ray florets, ray floret width, ray floret colour and distribution of secondary colour on the upper side, disc floret colour and diameter before anther dehiscence. 'KLEOE05115' has fewer ray florets than 'Aksinto' and more than 'Oste Lightpur'. The ray florets of 'KLEOE05115' are wide whereas they are medium-wide in 'Aksinto' and medium in width in 'Oste Lightpur'. The ray florets of 'KLEOE05115' are blue pink with stripes of another shade of blue pink whereas they are blue pink with stripes of violet mainly at the base of the floret in 'Aksinto' and blue pink with violet along the margins and at the base of the floret in 'Oste Lightpur'. The lower side of the ray floret of 'KLEOE05115' is violet with blue stripes whereas it is very pale purple with red-brown stripes, bronze at the apex of 'Aksinto' and pale purple with light red-brown stripes on 'Oste Lightpur'. The disc of 'KLEOE05115' is blue before dehiscence whereas it is purple with dark blue tips in 'Aksinto' and light purple in 'Oste Lightpur'. Before dehiscence, the diameter of the disc of 'KLEOE05115' is wider than that of 'Oste Lightpur' and narrower than that of 'Aksinto'.
PLANT: erect shoots with strong to very strong anthocyanin, short to medium height
LEAF: short to medium length, medium width, obovate shape, medium depth incision of margins, no variegation, medium green on the upper side
FLOWER: medium length peduncle, one or two complete ray floret whorls, medium size inflorescence diameter
RAY FLORET: short to medium in length, wide, oblanceolate in shape with a rounded-dentate apex and no inward rolling of longitudinal margins, slight reflexing, horizontal attitude to slightly upwards with age, blue pink with stripes of lighter blue pink on the upper side, violet with blue stripes on the lower side
DISC: blue before dehiscence
Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEOE05115' was developed by Nils Klemm in Stuttgart, Germany, originating from a controlled cross between an unnamed proprietary seedling and an unknown seedling conducted in June, 2001. In May, 2002, 1200 seedlings were selected based on flower colour, growth habit and leaf colour. In September, 2003, one seedling was selected, named 'KLEOE05115' and was evaluated in greenhouse trials from 2003-04 for branching, flowering time, flower colour, growth habit and leaf colour.
Tests & Trials: The trials for 'KLEOE05115' were conducted in a polyhouse at BioFlora in St. Thomas, Ontario, during the spring of 2007. 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 tables for 'KLEOE05115' with reference varieties 'Aksinto' and 'Oste Lightpur'
Plant height (cm)
Number of ray florets
Diameter of inflorescence
Ray floret length (cm)
Ray floret width (cm)
Ray floret colour (RHS)
|upper side||N74C with stripes of 72D||N74C with stripes of 70B||N74C with streaks of 70B|
|lower side||violet with blue stripes||very pale purple with red-brown stripes, bronze at apex||pale purple with light red-brown stripes|
Disc diameter before dehiscence (cm)
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