Denomination: 'Daosfemten'
Botanical Name: Osteospermum ecklonis
Applicant/Holder: Dalina Genetics A/S
GrØnnegyden 105
Odense N
Breeder: Rune Harboe Nielsen, Odense N, Denmark
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2010-05-03
Application Number: 10-6963
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-02-10
Certificate Number: 4721
Date rights surrendered: 2016-02-10

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balserimwhi' (Serenity White)

Summary: The leaves of 'Daosfemten' are shorter and broader than those of 'Balserimwhi'. 'Daosfemten' has a smaller flower head diameter than 'Balserimwhi'.


PLANT: attitude of shoots is semi-erect
SHOOT: medium length

LEAF: short to medium length, broad, shallow to medium depth indentations of margin, no variegation, medium green on upper side

YOUNG FLOWER HEAD: white (RHS 155C, but lighter) on upper side of ray floret
FLOWER HEAD: no paracorolla, few to medium number of ray florets, small diameter
RAY FLORET: short, medium width, small to medium length/width ratio, obtuse apex, inward rolling of longitudinal margins is absent on all flowers, basal zone is white (RHS 155C, but lighter), one colour on upper side (basal zone excluded), upper side is white (RHS 155C, but lighter), colour distribution on upper side is even, colour group of middle zone of lower side is blue violet
DISC: small to medium diameter, light blue

Origin & Breeding History: 'Daosfemten' originated from a cross between Osteopermum variety 'Zanzibar White' and un-named, proprietary seedling designated '05300A', conducted in June 2006 in Odense, Denmark. It was selected in May 2007 from the resulting population of seedlings. The initial selection criteria and objectives of the breeding program were larger, colourful flowers, and healthy, well branched plants with strong bottom leaves.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Daosfemten' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2010/0797, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2011. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Osteospermum: 'Daosfemten'

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Osteospermum: 'Daosfemten'

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