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Denomination: 'KLEOE06123'
Trade name: FlowerPower Ice
Botanical Name: Osteospermum
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: 2006-07-14
Application Number: 06-5557
Date Withdrawn: 2009-05-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Balserimwhi' (Serenity White Improved)

Summary: 'KLEOE06123' has a wider leaf and deeper indentation of the margin than 'Balserimwhi'. 'KLEOE06123' has a wider ray floret than 'Balserimwhi'. 'KLEOE06123' has a rounded apex on the ray floret while 'Balserimwhi' has an obtuse apex. The colour on the middle zone on the lower side of the ray floret is blue violet and yellow green for 'KLEOE06123' while it is purple to brown purple for 'Balserimwhi'.


PLANT SHOOTS: erect, short to medium length

LEAF: short to medium length, medium width, medium to deep margin indentations, no variegation, medium green on upper side

FLOWER: paracorolla absent, flower head medium to wide in diameter
RAY FLORET: medium to long, medium to wide, rounded apex, no inward rolling of longitudinal margin, white on upper side, blue violet and yellow green on middle zone on lower side
DISC: medium diameter, light blue before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEOE06123' originated from a controlled cross pollination made in Stuttgart, Germany in 2002, between an unnamed proprietary seedling and the seedling designated CD 001. From this cross, 350 seedlings were selected in 2003 and evaluated in greenhouse trials in Stuttgart, Germany in 2004. 'KLEOE06123' was selected for its growth habit, flower colour and early flowering time.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'KLEOE06123' were conducted in a polyhouse at BioFlora in St. Thomas, Ontario, during the spring of 2008. The trials included 15 plants of each variety grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots on March 18, 2008. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 3, 2008. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'KLEOE06123' with reference variety 'Balserimwhi'

Leaf width (cm)

  'KLEOE06123' 'Balserimwhi'
mean 2.4 1.9
std. deviation 0.27 0.36

Ray floret width (cm)

  'KLEOE06123' 'Balserimwhi'
mean 1.3 0.8
std. deviation 0.07 0.05

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Osteospermum: 'KLEOE06123' (left) with reference variety 'Balserimwhi' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'KLEOE06123' (left) with reference variety 'Balserimwhi' (right)

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