|Trade name:||Zion Orange|
|Botanical Name:||Osteospermum ecklonis|
Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
Andrea Dohm, Pforzheim, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2011-08-19|
|Date rights surrendered:||2015-07-27|
Variety used for comparison: 'KLEOE06150' (FlowerPower Bronze)
Summary: The plants of 'KLEOE08161' have erect shoots while the plants of 'KLEOE06150' have semi-erect shoots. The plants of 'KLEOE08161' are shorter than the plants of 'KLEOE06150'. The young flower head of 'KLEOE08161' has yellow orange ray florets streaked with orange red while the young flower head of 'KLEOE06150' has orange ray florets streaked with orange brown. When fully developed, the upper side of the ray floret of 'KLEOE08161' is yellow orange with orange red at the basal zone while the ray floret of 'KLEOE06150' is orange with light yellow orange at the basal zone.
PLANT SHOOTS: erect
LEAF: medium depth margin indentations, no variegation, medium green on upper side
FLOWER: no paracorolla
RAY FLORET: obtuse apex, no inward rolling of longitudinal margins, upper side orange red (RHS N25A) at basal zone, main colour yellow orange (RHS 21B) streaked with orange (RHS 26A), darker towards base, lower side medium yellow with brown-red stripes
DISC: dark grey and brown.
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'KLEOE08161' originated from a pollination made in Stuttgart, Germany in July 2005. The cross was between an unnamed proprietary seedling and an unknown male parent. Approximately 500 seedlings were selected based on criteria for compact growth habit, flower colour, good branching and leaf colour. One of these seedlings was designated 'KLEOE08161'. The variety was evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart and assessed for compact growth habit, flower colour and good branching. Outdoor trials were conducted to assess plant vigour and abundant continuous flowering.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLEOE08161' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring 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 April 28, 2010. Observations and measurements were taken from ten plants or parts of plants on June 30, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'KLEOE08161' with reference variety 'KLEOE06150'
Plant height (cm)
Colour of ray floret on young flower (RHS)
|upper side||17B, overlain/streaked with N25A-B||26C overlain/streaked with 31C|
Colour of ray floret on mature flower (RHS)
|upper side - basal zone||N25A||20C|
|upper side - main||21B, overlain/streaked with 26A||24D overlain/streaked with 26C|
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