Trad Purbilor


Denomination: 'Trad Purbilor'
Trade name: Tradewinds Purple Bicolor
Botanical Name: Osteospermum ecklonis
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Pim Kaagman, Goldsmith Seeds Europe B.V., Andijk, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2006-03-21
Application Number: 06-5378
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-05-29
Certificate Number: 3223
Date rights surrendered: 2014-04-17

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Oste Lightpur' (Tradewinds Light Purple) and 'Sunny Sabrina'

Summary: 'Trad Purbilor' differs from the reference varieties, 'Oste Lightpur' and 'Sunny Sabrina', mainly in plant height, depth of incisions of the margins, colour on the lower side of the ray florets and disc colour before dehiscence. The plants of 'Trad Purbilor' are very short to short whereas they are short to medium in height in 'Oste Lightpur' and tall in 'Sunny Sabrina'. The incisions of the margins of the leaves of 'Trad Purbilor' are shallow whereas they are medium in 'Oste Lightpur' and deep in 'Sunny Sabrina'. The lower side of the ray florets of 'Trad Purbilor' are violet with blue-purple stripes whereas they are pale purple with light red-brown stripes on 'Oste Lightpur' and yellow-orange with red-pink stripes on 'Sunny Sabrina'. Before dehiscence, the disc of 'Trad Purbilor' is blue whereas it is light purple in 'Oste Lightpur' and purple with dark blue tips in 'Sunny Sabrina'.


PLANT: erect shoots with weak to medium anthocyanin, very short to short

LEAF: short, medium width, obovate shape, shallow 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: short to medium in length, medium width, oblanceolate in shape, with a rounded - dentate apex, reflexing present, no inward rolling of longitudinal margins, horizontal attitude to slightly upwards with age, violet with light blue violet stripes at the basal zone on the upper side, violet with blue-purple stripes on the lower side
DISC: blue before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Trad Purbilor' originated from the cross 'OY-85-6', as the female parent, with 'OY-81-2', as the male parent, conducted in March 2002 in Andijk, the Netherlands. The resultant seed was sown in the greenhouse in December 2002. In 2003, a single plant from the progeny was selected for early and continuous flowering and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'Trad Purbilor' 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 'Trad Purbilor' with reference varieties 'Oste Lightpur' and 'Sunny Sabrina'

Plant height (cm)

  'Trad Purbilor' 'Oste Lightpur' 'Sunny Sabrina'
mean 17.7 24.8 36.0
std. deviation 1.75 1.89 2.02

Ray floret length (cm)

  'Trad Purbilor' 'Oste Lightpur' 'Sunny Sabrina'
mean 3.2 2.7 3.3
std. deviation 0.18 0.32 0.44

Ray floret width (cm)

  'Trad Purbilor' 'Oste Lightpur' 'Sunny Sabrina'
mean 0.9 0.9 0.8
std. deviation 0.07 0.07 0.08

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Trad Purbilor' 'Oste Lightpur' 'Sunny Sabrina'
main - upper side N78B N74C with streaks of 70B N74C darker at apex 72C
secondary - upper side 69D 75A-B along margins & base 69D, white
lower side violet with blue-purple stripes pale purple with light red-brown stripes yellow-orange with red-pink stripes

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Trad Purbilor
Osteospermum: 'Trad Purbilor' (left) with reference varieties 'Oste Lightpur' (centre) and 'Sunny Sabrina' (right)

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Trad Purbilor
Osteospermum: 'Trad Purbilor' (left) with reference varieties 'Oste Lightpur' (centre) and 'Sunny Sabrina' (right)

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