Denomination: 'Oseclilaca'
Trade name: Jamboana Lilac
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: 06-5589
Date Withdrawn: 2009-09-23

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Osoutis' (Soprano Purple) and 'KLEOE06129' (FlowerPower Purple Blue)

Summary: 'Oseclilaca' has deeper margin indentations than 'Osoutis'. 'Oseclilaca' has a lower number of ray florets than 'KLEOE06129'. 'Oseclilaca' has a larger flower head diameter than 'Osoutis' and a smaller flower head than 'KLEOE06129'. 'Oseclilaca' differs slightly from the reference varieties in the colour on the upper side of the ray floret. 'Oseclilaca' has a larger disc diameter than 'Osoutis'.


PLANT SHOOTS: semi-erect, medium to long

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

FLOWER: paracorolla absent, medium flower head diameter
RAY FLORET: medium length, narrow width, apex obtuse, no inward rolling of longitudinal margin, violet on upper side, dark brown purple on middle zone on lower side
DISC: medium diameter, dark blue before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Oseclilaca' originated from a controlled cross made in July 2000, in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The female parent was identified as D0197-1 and the male parent identified as E0209-3. The new variety was selected from the resultant progeny as a single plant in June 2001, based on criteria for large flower size, good flower quality and flower colour. Asexual reproduction by cuttings was first conducted in June 2001, in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'Oseclilaca' 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 'Oseclilaca' with reference varieties 'Osoutis' and 'KLEOE06129'

Number of ray florets

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

Flower head diameter (cm)

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

Ray floret length (cm)

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

Colour of upper side of ray floret (RHS)

  'Oseclilaca' 'Osoutis' 'KLEOE06129'
main colour N78B-C with stripes darker than N78A N78C-D with N78A stripes N78A with stripes redder than N79B

Disc diameter (cm)

  'Oseclilaca' 'Osoutis' 'KLEOE06129'
mean 1.4 1.1 1.5
std. deviation 0.10 0.06 0.08

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

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

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