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Denomination: 'KLEO04110'
Trade name: FlowerPower Silver Purple
Botanical Name: Osteospermum ecklonis
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: Nils Klemm, Stuttgart, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2004-03-24
Application Number: 04-4141
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-06-08
Certificate Number: 2798
Date rights surrendered: 2018-05-31

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'KLEO03102' (FlowerPower Amethyst) and 'Balserpurp' (Serenity Purple)

Summary: 'KLEO04110' has stronger anthocyanin coloration in the shoots than 'KLEO03102' and 'Balserpurp'. KLEO04110' has bigger leaves than the reference varieties. The shape of leaves of 'KLEO04110' is oblanceolate, whereas it is elliptic in 'Balserpurp'. The inflorescences of 'KLEO04110' are smaller and have shorter ray florets than the reference varieties. The upper side of the ray florets of 'KLEO04110' is violet with faded longitudinal stripes while it is purple fading towards the base in 'KLEO03102'. The colour of the disc of 'KLEO04110' before dehiscence is dark blue, whereas it is light blue for 'KLEO03102' and dark purple for 'Balserpurp'.


PLANT: erect shoots with strong anthocyanin when present

LEAF: oblanceolate shape, weak degree of lobing, no variegation, dark green in colour on the upper side

FLOWER: begins very early, one or two complete ray floret whorls, presence of incomplete ray floret whorls, with dense pubescence on the calyx and weak reflexing of sepals
RAY FLORET: oblanceolate in shape, with a rounded apex and no inward rolling of longitudinal margins, horizontal to slightly reflexed in attitude, violet on the upper side with faded longitudinal stripes, brown purple on the lower side
DISC: dark blue before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEO04110' was developed by Nils Klemm in Stuttgart, Germany, and originated from a controlled pollination between proprietary seedlings PM12 and CD10 conducted in 2001. The new osteospermum was selected in 2002 as a single plant from the resultant progeny, based on compact growth habit, flower colour and disease and weather resistance. 'KLEO04110' was evaluated in greenhouse trials during 2002-2003 for rooting performance, fast and uniform growth, compact growth habit and early flowering. Outdoor trials were conducted simultaneously to evaluate continuous flowering and resistance to weather and disease.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'KLEO04110' were conducted in a polyhouse at BioFlora in St. Thomas, Ontario, during the spring of 2006. The trials included 15 plants of each variety grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLEO04110' with reference varieties 'KLEO03102' and 'Balserpurp'

Length of leaf (cm)

  'KLEO04110' 'KLEO03102' 'Balserpurp'
mean 5.7 5.2 4.5
std. deviation 0.35 0.36 0.49

Width of leaf (cm)

  'KLEO04110' 'KLEO03102' 'Balserpurp'
mean 2.3 1.7 1.2
std. deviation 0.36 0.32 0.30

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'KLEO04110' 'KLEO03102' 'Balserpurp'
mean 6.6 6.9 7.6
std. deviation 0.26 0.30 0.20

Length of ray florets (cm)

  'KLEO04110' 'KLEO03102' 'Balserpurp'
mean 3.1 3.7 3.8
std. deviation 0.06 0.12 0.13

Width of ray florets (cm)

  'KLEO04110' 'KLEO03102' 'Balserpurp'
mean 0.9 0.7 1.0
std. deviation 0.06 0.05 0.05

Colour of ray florets (RHS)

  'KLEO04110' 'KLEO03102' 'Balserpurp'
upper side N78A with faded longitudinal stripes 72B N78A with faded longitudinal stripes

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Osteospermum: 'KLEO04110' (left) with reference varieties 'KLEO03102' (centre) and 'Balserpurp' (right)

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