Denomination: 'KLEOE05121'
Trade name: Kenai Grande Pineapple
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: 05-4999
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-06-08
Certificate Number: 2801
Date rights surrendered: 2009-05-25

Variety Description

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)

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

Length of peduncles (cm)

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

Number of ray florets (count)

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

Length of ray florets (cm)

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

Width of ray florets (cm)

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

Colour of ray florets (RHS)

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

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

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