Denomination: 'Oseclav'
Trade name: Jamboana Pink Pearl
Botanical Name: Osteospermum ecklonis
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Ánna M.W.P. Houbraken, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-10-14
Application Number: 06-5588
Date Withdrawn: 2009-09-23

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Seaside' (Sunscape Daisy Seaside) and 'Osjamlipur' (Soprano Light Purple Improved)

Summary: 'Oseclav' has a longer shoot and leaf length than the reference varieties. 'Oseclav' has a longer ray floret length than 'Seaside'. The upper side of the ray floret is violet for 'Oseclav' while it is blue pink for 'Seaside'. The lower side of the ray floret is light violet to brown for 'Oseclav' while it is medium brown for 'Seaside' and brown purple with light yellow for 'Osjamlipur'.


PLANT SHOOTS: semi-erect, medium length

LEAF: short to medium length, narrow to medium width, shallow margin indentations, no variegation, medium green on upper side

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'Oseclav' originated from a controlled cross made in July, 2001 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The female parent was identified as E0250-1 and the male parent was an unidentified mix of pollen from plants of Osteospermum ecklonis. The new variety was selected from the resultant progeny as a single plant in June 2002, based on criteria for compact plant habit, large flower size and flower colour. Asexual reproduction by cuttings was first conducted in June 2002 in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'Oseclav' 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 'Oseclav' with reference varieties 'Seaside' and 'Osjamlipur'

Shoot length (cm)

  'Oseclav' 'Seaside' 'Osjamlipur'
mean 22.7 15.4 17.4
std. deviation 1.25 1.07 1.07

Leaf length (cm)

  'Oseclav' 'Seaside' 'Osjamlipur'
mean 6.1 4.8 4.5
std. deviation 0.56 0.30 0.36

Ray floret length (cm)

  'Oseclav' 'Seaside' 'Osjamlipur'
mean 3.2 2.8 3.1
std. deviation 0.32 0.27 0.18

Colour of upper side of ray floret (RHS)

  'Oseclav' 'Seaside' 'Osjamlipur'
basal zone 84B-C 69C-D 84C (lighter than)
main colour N78D, streaked with N78C N74C-D 77C

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Osteospermum: 'Oseclav' (left) with reference varieties 'Seaside' (centre) and 'Osjamlipur' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'Oseclav' (left) with reference varieties 'Seaside' (centre) and 'Osjamlipur' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'Oseclav' (left) with reference varieties 'Seaside' (centre) and 'Osjamlipur' (right)

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