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Denomination: 'Kieospwe'
Previously Proposed Denomination: '99115'
Trade name: Pinwheel White Eye
Botanical Name: Osteospermum ecklonis
Applicant/Holder: Kieft Bloemzaden B.V.
Elbaweg 35
1607 MN
Breeder: Henry Lommerse, Mariahout-Laarbeek, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2004-08-17
Application Number: 04-4331
Date abandoned: 2008-11-06

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Osantis'

Summary: Osteospermum variety '99115' has shorter plants and wider and shorter leaves than variety 'Osantis'.


PLANT: upright to bushy growth habit
SHOOT: erect to semi-erect, short to medium in length

LEAF: alternate arrangement, obovate shape, moderate degree of lobing, sinuate margin, sparse pubescence on upper side, no variegation, medium green on the upper side

FLOWER: mid-season flowering, one complete ray floret whorls
RAY FLORET: elliptic to ligulate, white on margin and middle of the upper side, brown purple at the base of upper side, violet blue on the lower side
DISC: dark blue before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: '99115' originated from the hybridization of two proprietary osteospermum seedlings, made at Mariahout-Laarbeek, The Netherlands in 1998. The F1 seedlings were grown out and tested in 1999. Clone 99115 was selected as the new variety in 1999. Initial selection criteria included plant habit, flower colour and flower size. Additional selection criteria included vigour, plant health, reliable propagation and cutting stability.

Tests & Trials: Trials for '99115' were conducted during the summer of 2006 in Oxford Station, Ontario. Trials consisted of 15 plants of each variety grown in 10 cm pots in a polyhouse. Plants were spaced 15 cm apart. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Kieospwe' with reference variety 'Osantis'

Plant height (cm)

  'Kieospwe' 'Osantis'
mean 27.4 33.6
std. deviation 4.34 3.21

Leaf length (mm)

  'Kieospwe' 'Osantis'
mean 48.1 55.3
std. deviation 4.89 3.58

Leaf width (mm)

  'Kieospwe' 'Osantis'
mean 15.3 12.1
std. deviation 2.50 2.61

Colour of upper side of ray florets (RHS)

  'Kieospwe' 'Osantis'
base 77A 77D

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Osteospermum: '99115' (left) with reference variety 'Osantis' (right)

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