|Trade name:||3D Purple|
|Botanical Name:||Osteospermum ecklonis|
Silke Wagener, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'KLEOE10181' (3D Purple)
Summary: The leaf of 'KLEOE12198' is longer and narrower than the leaf of 'KLEOE10181'. The anemone type flower head is always present for 'KLEOE12198' whereas it may be absent for some flowers of 'KLEOE10181'. The colour of the upper side of the ray floret of 'KLEOE12198' is violet with darker violet longitudinal stripes whereas the upper side of the ray floret of 'KLEOE10181' is purple with darker purple longitudinal stripes.
PLANT: semi-erect attitude of shoot
LEAF: shallow to medium indentations of margin, no variegation, medium green on upper side
YOUNG FLOWER HEAD: upper side of ray floret has violet (RHS N78A-C) longitudinal lines alternating with light blue violet (whiter than RHS 76D) longitudinal lines, inner side of tubular disc floret is violet (RHS N78A), outer side of tubular disc floret is blue violet (RHS 83D)
FLOWER HEAD: no paracorolla, anemone type
RAY FLORET: rounded apex, inward rolling of longitudinal margins absent on all flowers, basal zone on upper side is violet (RHS N78A) with brown purple (RHS N77A) at margin, one colour on upper side, upper side is violet (RHS N78B) with darker violet (RHS N78A) longitudinal stripes, distribution of colour on upper side is even, colour group of middle zone on lower side is purple to brown purple
TUBULAR DISC FLORET: outer side is dark violet (closest to RHS N79B)
Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEOE12198' originated from a cross conducted in July 2008 by the breeder, Silke Wagener, in Stuttgart, Germany. The cross involved the proprietary seedlings designated 'Mutant 1' as the female parent and 'V 78' as the male parent. Seedlings resulting from this cross were selected in May 2009 based on their flower size, flower colour, flower shape, leaf quality, branching quality and plant vigour. The selected seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials from May 2010 to May 2012 and were reassessed using the initial selection criteria. 'KLEOE12198' was selected for commercialization in May 2012.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial of 'KLEOE12198' was conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2014 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. It included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm diameter shallow pots on April 28, 2014. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety on June 17, 2014. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'KLEOE12198' with reference variety 'KLEOE10181'
Leaf length (including petiole) (cm)
Leaf width (cm)
Colour of ray floret (RHS)
|upper side||N78B with N78A longitudinal stripes||72A with darker than 72A longitudinal stripes|
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