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Denomination: 'Daosto'
Botanical Name: Osteospermum ecklonis
Applicant/Holder: Dalina ApS
Grönnegyden 105
DK - 5270
Odense N
Breeder: Jan Skjold Knudsen, Odense N, Denmark
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2006-06-01
Application Number: 06-5490
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-04-18
Certificate Number: 4057
Date rights surrendered: 2013-06-27

Variety Description


PLANT: erect to semi-erect attitude of shoots, short shoot length

LEAF: short, medium width, weak to medium lobing, no variegation, medium green on upper side

INFLORESCENCE: one or two ray floret whorls, incomplete ray floret whorls present, medium diameter, flowers mid-season
RAY FLORET: elliptic shape, medium to long, medium to broad, upper side white (lighter than RHS 155B), lower side yellow at middle
DISC: white.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Daosto' originated from the cross 'Desdemona' x unknown parent, made in Odense, Denmark in 2002. The breeder selected the new variety from the progeny of this cross on the basis of its compact form and free flowering habit. The objective of the breeding program was to develop new osteospermum varieties with a uniform and compact plant form and attractive colourful flowers.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Daosto' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2006/0531, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2007. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart

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Osteospermum: 'Daosto'

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