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Denomination: 'Osjaseclipur'
Trade name: Jamboana Light Purple Spoon
Botanical Name: Osteospermum ecklonis
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Ánna M.W.P. Houbraken, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2005-04-22
Application Number: 05-4774
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-06-08
Certificate Number: 2783
Date rights surrendered: 2012-04-05

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Aksullo' (Cape Daisy Nasinga Purple)

Summary: Plants of 'Osjaseclipur' have a more erect growth habit and are taller than those of 'Askullo'. The shoots of 'Osjaseclipur' have more anthocyanin than those of 'Aksullo'. The leaves of 'Osjaseclipur' are wider than those of the reference variety. Leaves of 'Osjaseclipur' are obovate whereas those of 'Aksullo' are elliptic. The main colour on the upper side of the ray florets of 'Osjaseclipur' is blue pink with faded stripes, whereas it is violet with darker stripes for 'Aksullo'. The disk of 'Osjaseclipur' is medium blue before dehiscence, whereas it is purple in 'Aksullo'.


PLANT: erect shoots with moderate anthocyanin

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

FLOWER: begins early, one complete ray floret whorl, no incomplete ray floret whorls, dense pubescence on the calyx
RAY FLORET: spatulate in shape, with an obtuse apex, rolling on two thirds of the longitudinal margins, concave to horizontal in attitude, blue pink on the upper side and purple on the lower side
DISC: medium blue before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Osjaseclipur' was developed by the breeder Anna M.W.P. Houbraken, an employee of Syngenta Seeds B.V. in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The new osteospermum variety originated from a cross between female parent 'C 254' and an unknown male parent, conducted in June 1998. The new variety was selected from the progeny in 1999 based on plant habit, branching, plant vigor, and flower quality. The variety has been propagated by vegetative cuttings since August 1999.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'Osjaseclipur' 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 'Osjaseclipur' with reference variety 'Aksullo'

Plant height (cm)

  'Osjaseclipur' 'Aksullo'
mean 27.6 22.8
std. deviation 2.16 2.15

Length of leaf (cm)

  'Osjaseclipur' 'Aksullo'
mean 5.3 6.7
std. deviation 0.59 0.51

Width of leaf (cm)

  'Osjaseclipur' 'Aksullo'
mean 2.3 1.7
std. deviation 0.45 0.36

Colour of ray florets (RHS)

  'Osjaseclipur' 'Aksullo'
upper side N74C with faded stripes N78A with darker stripes

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Osteospermum: 'Osjaseclipur' (left) with reference variety 'Aksullo' (right)

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