Denomination: 'KLEOE06129'
Trade name: FlowerPower Purple Blue
Botanical Name: Osteospermum
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: 2006-07-14
Application Number: 06-5558
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-05-25
Certificate Number: 3502
Date rights surrendered: 2014-05-25

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Oseclilaca' (Jamboana Lilac) and 'Osoutis' (Soprano Purple)

Summary: 'KLEOE06129' has deeper leaf margin indentations than 'Osoutis'. 'KLEOE06129' has a higher number of ray florets than the reference varieties. 'KLEOE06129' has a wider flower head diameter and longer ray florets than the reference varieties. The upper side of the ray floret is slightly darker for 'KLEOE06129' than for the reference varieties.


PLANT SHOOTS: erect, medium to long

LEAF: short, medium width, medium depth margin indentations, no variegation, medium to dark green on upper side

FLOWER: paracorolla absent, flower head wide in diameter
RAY FLORET: long, narrow to medium width, obtuse apex, no inward rolling of longitudinal margin, violet on upper side with dark reddish violet stripes, violet to violet brown on middle zone on lower side
DISC: medium diameter, dark blue before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEOE06129' originated from a controlled cross pollination made in Stuttgart, Germany in 2003, between the seedlings designated FP 12 x SE 1. From this cross, 550 seedlings were selected and evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart, Germany in 2005, and were assessed for growth habit, flower colour, early flowering and branching characteristics. 'KLEOE06129' was selected for its growth habit and flower colour.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'KLEOE06129' were conducted in a polyhouse at BioFlora in St. Thomas, Ontario, during the spring of 2008. The trials included 15 plants of each variety grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots on March 18, 2008. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 3, 2008. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLEOE06129' with reference varieties 'Oseclilaca' and 'Osoutis'

Number of ray florets

  'KLEOE06129' 'Oseclilaca' 'Osoutis'
mean 26.1 21.1 17.8
std. deviation 0.88 1.10 1.81

Flower head diameter (cm)

  'KLEOE06129' 'Oseclilaca' 'Osoutis'
mean 8.1 7.4 6.1
std. deviation 0.60 0.23 0.29

Ray floret length (cm)

  'KLEOE06129' 'Oseclilaca' 'Osoutis'
mean 3.4 3.0 2.4
std. deviation 0.36 0.15 0.15

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'KLEOE06129' 'Oseclilaca' 'Osoutis'
upper side N78A with stripes redder than N79B N78B-C with stripes darker than N78A N78C-D with stripes of N78A

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Osteospermum: 'KLEOE06129' (left) with reference varieties 'Oseclilaca' (centre) and 'Osoutis' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'KLEOE06129' (left) with reference varieties 'Oseclilaca' (centre) and 'Osoutis' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'KLEOE06129' (left) with reference varieties 'Oseclilaca' (centre) and 'Osoutis' (right)

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