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Oste Pinkbic


Denomination: 'Oste Pinkbic'
Trade name: Tradewinds Pink Bicolour
Botanical Name: Osteospermum ecklonis
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Pim Kaagman, Andijk, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2004-06-22
Application Number: 04-4262
Grant of Rights Date: 2006-07-06
Certificate Number: 2458
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-06

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'KLEO03104' (FlowerPower Pink + Eye) and 'Seaside'

Summary: 'Oste Pinkbic' is an osteospermum variety which has smaller inflorescences and shorter, narrower ray florets than 'Seaside'. 'Oste Pinkbic' differs from 'KLEO03104' in the amount of secondary colour on the ray florets. The candidate florets fade to white close to the base, whereas 'KLEO03104' has a large white zone that extends from the base up to the middle of the ray floret. The main colour of the ray florets of 'Seaside' are a lighter pink colour than those of 'Oste Pinkbic'. The disc of 'Oste Pinkbic' is blue, while it is purple in 'KLEO03104'.


'Oste Pinkbic' is an osteospermum variety which has erect shoots and dark green leaves with no variegation and weak lobing. The inflorescences have one or two complete whorls of ray florets and incomplete ray florets whorls are also present. The ray florets are oblanceolate and pink-purple , with a white zone near the base. The lower side of the ray floret is yellow-brown with violet streaks. The disc is blue.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Oste Pinkbic' originated in a planned pedigree breeding program in Andjik, The Netherlands. The variety resulted from a cross made in October, 2000. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in June 2001. In October 2001, a single plant was selected by the breeder from the progeny, based on flower colour, form and plant habit.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Oste Pinkbic' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2005 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trials included 15 plants of each of the candidate and reference varieties. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 15 cm pots on March 21, 2005. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 19, 2005. All colour measurements were made using the RHS Colour Chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'Oste Pinkbic' with reference varieties 'KLEO03104' and 'Seaside'

Diameter of inflorescence (cm)

  'Oste Pinkbic' 'KLEO03104' 'Seaside'
mean 6.0 5.9 7.7
std. deviation 0.25 0.40 0.12

Length of ray floret (mm)

  'Oste Pinkbic' 'KLEO03104' 'Seaside'
mean 29.3 29.0 37.1
std. deviation 2.36 3.86 0.88

Width of ray floret (mm)

  'Oste Pinkbic' 'KLEO03104' 'Seaside'
mean 8.8 8.5 11.4
std. deviation 0.79 0.53 0.52

Colour of upper side of ray floret (RHS)

  'Oste Pinkbic' 'KLEO03104' 'Seaside'
apex 72C N74C N74D
middle 72C fading to white near base white N74D fading to white at base
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