Denomination: 'KLEOE05119'
Trade name: Kenai Pineapple Blush
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: 05-4998
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-06-08
Certificate Number: 2800
Date rights surrendered: 2011-05-03

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Seikilrem' (Lemon Symphony) and 'KLEOE05121' (Kenai Grande Pineapple)

Summary: Plants of 'KLEOE05119' are taller than plants of the reference varieties and have a more erect growth habit than 'Seikilrem'. 'KLEOE05119' has less ray florets per inflorescence than the reference varieties. The ray florets of 'KLEOE05119' are longer than those of 'Seikilrem'. The main colour of the upper side of the ray florets of KLEOE05119' is darker than that of the reference varieties.


PLANT: erect shoots with very weak to absent anthocyanin

LEAF: obovate in 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, concave in attitude, yellow orange on the upper side getting lighter towards the base and violet blue along the margin edge at the base, yellow brown on the lower side
DISC: dark grey green with blue purple at apex before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEOE05119' was developed by Nils Klemm in Stuttgart, Germany, and originated from the open pollination of proprietary seedling S1 conducted in June 2002. In May 2003, 350 seedlings were selected based on flower colour and growth habit. In 2004 one of the seedlings was designated as 'KLEOE05119'. 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 'KLEOE05119' 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 'KLEOE05119' with reference varieties 'Seikilrem' and 'KLEOE05121'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLEOE05119' 'Seikilrem' 'KLEOE05121'
mean 31.9 27.4 28.1
std. deviation 2.26 2.15 2.69

Length of peduncles (cm)

  'KLEOE05119' 'Seikilrem' 'KLEOE05121'
mean 12.9 10.1 12.5
std. deviation 1.93 0.93 0.88

Number of ray florets (count)

  'KLEOE05119' 'Seikilrem' 'KLEOE05121'
mean 20.4 23.4 23.2
std. deviation 1.34 0.55 0.45

Length of ray florets (cm)

  'KLEOE05119' 'Seikilrem' 'KLEOE05121'
mean 5.3 4.3 5.3
std. deviation 0.23 0.15 0.40

Width of ray florets (cm)

  'KLEOE05119' 'Seikilrem' 'KLEOE05121'
mean 1.0 0.8 1.2
std. deviation 0.08 0.09 0.13

Colour of ray florets (RHS)

  'KLEOE05119' 'Seikilrem' 'KLEOE05121'
upper side 13B 11A-12A 11B

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Osteospermum: 'KLEOE05119' (left) with reference varieties 'Seikilrem' (centre) and 'KLEOE05121' (right)

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