Denomination: 'KLEOE10178'
Trade name: Zion Pink
Botanical Name: Osteospermum x Dimorphotheca
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: 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: 2010-03-19
Application Number: 10-6902
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-11-27
Certificate Number: 4659
Date rights surrendered: 2015-11-03

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Balserpinkim' (Serenity Pink Improved) and 'KLEOE06151' (Zion Pink Sand)

Summary: The variety 'KLEOE10178' has longer shoots than the reference varieties. The leaf of 'KLEOE10178' is longer and wider than the leaf of 'Balserpinkim' but shorter than the leaf of 'KLEOE06151'. The leaf blade of 'KLEOE10178' has shallow to medium depth margin indentations while the leaf blade of 'KLEOE06151' has very deep indentations. The flower head of 'KLEOE10178' is larger in diameter and has a higher number of ray florets than the flower head of 'Balserpinkim'. The upper side of the ray floret of 'KLEOE10178' is blue pink with white secondary colour while the ray floret of 'KLEOE06151' is brown purple with yellow secondary colour. The ray floret of 'KLEOE10178' has two colours while the ray floret of 'Balserpinkim' has one colour. The disc florets for 'KLEOE10178' are light grey while they are light blue for 'Balserpinkim' and brown for 'KLEOE06151'.


PLANT: shoots erect

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

FLOWER: no paracorolla
RAY FLORET: obtuse apex, no inward rolling of longitudinal margins, upper side violet (RHS 75C) at apex with white (RHS NN155D) at base when newly opened, two colours on upper side when fully opened, blue pink (RHS N74C-D) with white (RHS NN155B) basal zone when fully opened, lower side light yellow at middle zone
DISC: light grey.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'KLEOE10178' originated from a controlled pollination conducted in August 2007 at Stuttgart, Germany. The female parent was a proprietary breeding selection designated 'OE2006175' and the male parent was a proprietary breeding selection designated 'OE2006180'. The seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials from December 2008 to May 2009 and assessed for early flowering, flower colour and good plant habit. A single seedling was selected for commercialization in August 2009 and named 'KLEOE10178'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLEOE10178' were conducted in a polyhouse during the fall of 2012 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants of the candidate and reference varieties. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 11 cm pots on July 20, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on November 10, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLEOE10178' with reference varieties 'Balserpinkim' and 'KLEOE06151'

Plant shoot length (cm)

  'KLEOE10178' 'Balserpinkim' 'KLEOE06151'
mean 44.9 18.8 34.6
std. deviation 1.67 0.86 2.22

Leaf length including petiole (cm)

  'KLEOE10178' 'Balserpinkim' 'KLEOE06151'
mean 7.3 5.3 8.5
std. deviation 0.38 0.52 0.43

Leaf width (cm)

  'KLEOE10178' 'Balserpinkim' 'KLEOE06151'
mean 3.4 2.0 3.4
std. deviation 0.25 0.38 0.48

Diameter of flower head (cm)

  'KLEOE10178' 'Balserpinkim' 'KLEOE06151'
mean 6.5 5.2 6.6
std. deviation 0.32 0.40 0.46

Number of ray florets

  'KLEOE10178' 'Balserpinkim' 'KLEOE06151'
mean 23.0 19.7 26.3
std. deviation 1.15 0.82 2.50

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'KLEOE10178' 'Balserpinkim' 'KLEOE06151'
basal zone NN155B N74C with N82C at margin lighter than 180D
upper side main N74C-D N74C-D 185D at apex
upper side secondary NN155B N/A 8C

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Osteospermum: 'KLEOE10178' (left) with reference varieties 'Balserpinkim' (centre) and 'KLEOE06151' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'KLEOE10178' (left) with reference varieties 'Balserpinkim' (centre) and 'KLEOE06151' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'KLEOE10178' (left) with reference varieties 'Balserpinkim' (centre) and 'KLEOE06151' (right)

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