Denomination: 'Daosnitten'
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: 10-6960
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-02-10
Certificate Number: 4718
Date rights surrendered: 2016-02-10

Variety Description


PLANT: attitude of shoots is semi-erect
SHOOT: medium to long

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

YOUNG FLOWER HEAD: violet (RHS 84B) on upper side of ray floret
FLOWER HEAD: no paracorolla, few ray florets, medium to large diameter
RAY FLORET: long, broad to very broad, small to medium length/width ratio, obtuse apex, inward rolling of longitudinal margins is absent on all flowers, basal zone is violet (RHS 77D) with darker violet margins, one colour on upper side (basal zone excluded), upper side is violet (RHS 78D), colour distribution on upper side is even, colour group of middle zone of lower side is violet to brown violet
DISC: medium diameter, light blue

Origin & Breeding History: 'Daosnitten' originated from a cross between two un-named, proprietary Osteospermum seedlings designated '05680F' and '05645A', conducted in March 2007 in Odense, Denmark. It was selected in April 2008 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 'Daosnitten' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2010/0796, 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: 'Daosnitten'

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Osteospermum: 'Daosnitten'

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