Denomination: 'KLEOE08125'
Trade name: FlowerPower Compact Pink
Botanical Name: Osteospermum ecklonis
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
Andrea Dohm, Pforzheim, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2008-03-31
Application Number: 08-6256
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-08-19
Certificate Number: 4152
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLEOE04109' (FlowerPower Pink)

Summary: The plants of 'KLEOE08125' are shorter than the plants of 'KLEOE04109'. The upper side of the ray floret of 'KLEOE08125' is blue pink with purple at the tip and blue pink with white tones at the base while the ray floret of 'KLEOE04109' is violet with light blue violet and white at the base. The lower side of the ray floret of 'KLEOE08125' is light violet with violet blue and purple longitudinal stripes while the lower side of the ray floret of 'KLEOE04109' is yellow and light violet with violet blue and brown purple longitudinal stripes.


PLANT SHOOTS: semi-erect

LEAF: shallow margin indentations, no variegation, medium green on upper side

FLOWER: no paracorolla
RAY FLORET: rounded apex, no inward rolling of longitudinal margins, upper side of newly opened floret white (RHS NN155C) with diffuse stripes of light blue violet (RHS 76A) and violet (RHS 77A-B) at tip, upper side of mature floret blue pink (RHS 72C) with purple (RHS 72A) at tip, fading towards base to blue pink (RHS 72D) with white tones, lower side light violet with violet-blue and purple longitudinal stripes
DISC: violet.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'KLEOE08125' originated from a pollination made in Stuttgart, Germany in July 2002. The cross was between the variety 'Flower Power Amethyst and a proprietary seedling designated SA 002. Approximately 500 seedlings were selected based on criteria for compact growth habit, early flowering and good branching. One of these seedlings was designated 'KLEOE08125'. The variety was evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart and assessed for early flowering, compact growth habit, flower colour and good branching. Outdoor trials were conducted to assess plant vigour and abundant continuous flowering.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLEOE08125' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2010 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of fifteen plants of the candidate and reference varieties. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 11 cm pots on August 5, 2010. Observations and measurements were taken from ten plants or parts of plants on September 24, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLEOE08125' with reference variety 'KLEOE04109'

Plant height (cm)

  'KLEOE08125' 'KLEOE04109'
mean 20.4 26.4
std. deviation 1.49 1.31

Colour of upper side of ray floret (RHS)

  'KLEOE08125' 'KLEOE04109'
main 72C with 72A at tip 77A-B
base shading to 72D with white tones shading to 76D with white tones

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Osteospermum: 'KLEOE08125' (left) with reference variety 'KLEOE04109' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'KLEOE08125' (left) with reference variety 'KLEOE04109' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'KLEOE08125' (left) with reference variety 'KLEOE04109' (right)

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