|Trade name:||FlowerPower Yellow|
|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:||2012-06-22|
Variety used for comparison: 'Oste Yel' (Tradewinds Pure Yellow)
Summary: 'KLEOE05524' differs from the reference variety, 'Oste Yel' mainly in leaf shape, secondary colour on the upper side of the ray floret and time of beginning of flowering. The leaves of 'KLEOE05524' are obovate in shape whereas they are both obovate and spatulate in 'Oste Yel'. The secondary colour of the upper side of the ray florets of 'KLEOE05524' is yellow whereas it is darker yellow in 'Oste Yel'. 'KLEOE05524' begins to flower mid-season whereas 'Oste Yel' flowers early.
PLANT: flowers mid-season, erect shoots with medium intensity of anthocyanin with strong streaks, medium height
LEAF: short to medium length, medium to wide, obovate shape, deep incisions of margins, no variegation, medium green on the upper side
FLOWER: medium length peduncle, one or two complete ray floret whorls, wide inflorescence diameter
RAY FLORET: medium length, medium to wide, obovate in shape with an acute-dentate apex, no inward rolling of longitudinal margins, no reflexing, horizontal attitude, yellow with another shade of yellow stripes on the upper side, yellow with red-brown stripes in centre on the lower side
DISC: yellow before dehiscence
Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEOE05524' was developed by Nils Klemm in Stuttgart, Germany, originating from an open pollination between an unnamed proprietary seedling and an unknown male parent conducted in June, 2002. In May, 2003, 1200 seedlings were selected based on flower colour, growth habit and leaf colour. In April, 2004, one seedling was selected, named 'KLEOE05524' and was evaluated in greenhouse trials from 2004-05 for branching, flowering time, flower colour, growth habit and leaf colour.
Tests & Trials: The trials for 'KLEOE05524' 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 'KLEOE05524' with reference variety 'Oste Yel'
Leaf length (cm)
Inflorescence diameter (cm)
Ray floret length (cm)
Main colour of ray floret (RHS)
|upper surface||12B with 12A at apex and stripes||12B with darker than 12A at apex and stripes|
|lower surface||yellow with red-brown stripe in centre||yellow with red-brown stripe in centre|
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