|Trade name:||Kenai Grande Pineapple|
|Botanical Name:||Osteospermum ecklonis|
Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2007-06-08|
|Date rights surrendered:||2009-05-25|
Varieties used for comparison: 'Seikilrem' (Lemon Symphony) and 'KLEOE05119' (Kenai Pineapple Blush)
Summary: Plants of 'KLEOE05121' have a more erect growth habit than 'Seikilrem'. 'KLEOE05121' has more ray florets per inflorescence than 'KLEOE05119'. The ray florets of 'KLEOE05121' are wider than those of 'Seikilrem'. The main colour of the upper side of ray florets of 'KLEOE05121' is lighter than that of 'KLEOE05119'.
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, light yellow 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 purple at apex before dehiscence
Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEOE05121' originated from the open pollination of proprietary seedling S1 conducted in June 2002 in Stuttgart, Germany. In May 2003, 350 seedlings were selected based on flower colour and growth habit. In 2004 one of the seedlings was designated as 'KLEOE05121'. 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 'KLEOE05121' 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 'KLEOE05121' with reference varieties 'Seikilrem' and 'KLEOE05119'
Plant height (cm)
Length of peduncles (cm)
Number of ray florets (count)
Length of ray florets (cm)
Width of ray florets (cm)
Colour of ray florets (RHS)
|upper side||11B- 12C||11A-12A||13B|
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