Denomination: 'KLEOE05526'
Trade name: FlowerPower Sunrise
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: 2005-06-28
Application Number: 05-4995
Date Withdrawn: 2008-06-06

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Oste Yel' (Tradewinds Pure Yellow) and 'Osyel' (Jamboana Primrose)

Summary: 'KLEOE05526' differs from the reference varieties, 'Oste Yel' and 'Osyel' mainly in leaf length, depth of incisions of the leaf margins, ray floret colour on the upper and lower sides and disc colour before dehiscence. The leaves of 'KLEOE05526' are medium to long whereas they are short to medium in length in 'Oste Yel' and long in 'Osyel'. The incisions of the margins of 'KLEOE05526' are very deep whereas they are deep in 'Oste Yel' and medium to deep in 'Osyel'. The main colour of the ray florets of 'KLEOE05526' are light yellow with yellow at the apex, whereas they are yellow with darker yellow at the apex and stripes on 'Oste Yel' and white yellow, with yellow at the apex margins on 'Osyel'. Before dehiscence, the disc of 'KLEOE05526' is dark grey green (yellow at the base) whereas it is yellow in both reference varieties.


PLANT: erect shoots with strong anthocyanin, medium height

LEAF: medium to long, wide, obovate shape, very deep incisions of margins, no variegation, medium green on the upper side

FLOWER: short to medium length peduncle, one or two complete ray floret whorls, medium inflorescence diameter
RAY FLORET: medium in length, medium width, obovate in shape, with an acute-dentate apex, inward rolling of longitudinal margins absent, slight reflexing, horizontal-upwards attitude, light yellow with yellow apex on the upper side, red-brown with some yellow along margins on lower side
DISC: dark grey green (yellow at base) before dehiscence.

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEOE05526' 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, 500 seedlings were selected based on flower colour, growth habit and leaf colour. In April, 2004, one seedling was selected, named 'KLEOE05526' 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 'KLEOE05526' 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 'KLEOE05526' with reference varieties 'Oste Yel' and 'Osyel'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLEOE05526' 'Oste Yel' 'Osyel'
mean 28.2 29.6 33.3
std. deviation 3.11 2.37 2.90

Leaf length (cm)

  'KLEOE05526' 'Oste Yel' 'Osyel'
mean 6.1 4.6 6.3
std. deviation 0.43 0.32 0.54

Peduncle length (cm)

  'KLEOE05526' 'Oste Yel' 'Osyel'
mean 10.1 12.9 17.5
std. deviation 1.96 2.45 2.44

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'KLEOE05526' 'Oste Yel' 'Osyel'
mean 6.7 8.4 7.0
std. deviation 0.36 0.44 0.30

Main colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'KLEOE05526' 'Oste Yel' 'Osyel'
upper surface 8C with darker than 12A at apex 12B with darker than 12A at apex and stripes closest to 155B, with darker than 12A along margin at apex
lower surface red-brown with some yellow along margins yellow with red-brown stripe in centre yellow with light streaks of red-brown in centre and apex

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Osteospermum: 'KLEOE05526' (left) with reference varieties 'Oste Yel' (centre) and 'Osyel' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'KLEOE05526' (left) with reference varieties 'Oste Yel' (centre) and 'Osyel' (right)

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