Denomination: 'Daosseksten'
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: 10-6961
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-02-10
Certificate Number: 4719
Date rights surrendered: 2016-02-10

Variety Description


PLANT: attitude of shoots is erect
SHOOT: long

LEAF: short, medium width, deep indentations of margin, no variegation, dark green on upper side

YOUNG FLOWER HEAD: orange brown (RHS 31B) on upper side of ray floret
FLOWER HEAD: no paracorolla, few ray florets, very small to small diameter
RAY FLORET: short to medium length, medium width, medium length/width ratio, obtuse apex, inward rolling of longitudinal margins is absent on all flowers, basal zone is orange pink (RHS 37B), one colour on upper side (basal zone excluded), upper side is orange brown (RHS 31B) becoming lighter with age, colour distribution on upper side is lighter towards base, colour group of middle zone of lower side is medium brown to dark brown
DISC: medium diameter, medium gray green

Origin & Breeding History: 'Daosseksten' originated from a cross between Osteospermum varieties 'Shiela' and 'Daostolv', 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 'Daosseksten' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2010/0798, 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: 'Daosseksten'

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Osteospermum: 'Daosseksten'

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