Denomination: 'KLEOE05118'
Trade name: Kenai Orange Dream
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: 05-4997
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-06-08
Certificate Number: 2799
Date rights surrendered: 2009-05-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Seikimora' (Orange Symphony)

Summary: Plants of 'KLEOE05118' have a more erect attitude than those of 'Seikimora'. Pubescence on the calyxes of 'KLEOE05118' is very dense, whereas it is medium to dense in 'Seikimora'.


PLANT: erect shoots with very weak anthocyanin

LEAF: obovate shape, absent to very weak degree of lobing, no variegation, medium 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 very dense pubescence on the calyx
RAY FLORET: elliptic in shape, with an acute apex and no inward rolling of longitudinal margins, convex in attitude, orange on the upper side, brown with orange on the lower side
DISC: dark blue before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEOE05118' was developed by Nils Klemm in Stuttgart, Germany, and originated from an open pollination of proprietary seedling S1 conducted in 2002. In May 2003, 350 seedlings were selected based on flower colour and growth habit. In 2004 one of the seedlings was designated as 'KLEOE05118'. The new variety was evaluated in greenhouse trials during 2003-2004 and was assessed for production characteristics such as rooting and branching.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'KLEOE05118' 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 tables for 'KLEOE05118' with reference variety 'Seikimora'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLEOE05118' 'Seikimora'
mean 27.3 24.5
std. deviation 2.54 2.18

Length of leaf (cm)

  'KLEOE05118' 'Seikimora'
mean 6.2 5.7
std. deviation 0.66 0.53

Colour of ray florets (RHS)

  'KLEOE05118' 'Seikimora'
upper side 29B overlaid with 28B 28C overlaid with 28B

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Osteospermum: 'KLEOE05118' (left) with reference variety 'Seikimora' (right)

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