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Denomination: 'Oslalipu'
Trade name: Jamboana Landscape Light Purple
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: 2005-10-14
Application Number: 06-5594
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-09-23
Certificate Number: 3623
Date rights surrendered: 2012-10-12

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Osoutis' (Soprano Purple)

Summary: 'Oslalipu' has a horizontal growth habit while 'Osoutis' has an erect to semi-erect growth habit. 'Oslalipu' has a shorter shoot length and longer ray floret length than 'Osoutis'. The upper side of the ray floret for 'Oslalipu' is a lighter violet colour than the ray floret of 'Osoutis'. The lower side of the ray floret is blue violet for 'Oslalipu' while it is dark brown purple for 'Osoutis'. 'Oslalipu' has a larger disc diameter than 'Osoutis'.


PLANT SHOOTS: horizontal/trailing, very short

LEAF: medium length, narrow to medium width, shallow to medium margin indentations, no variegation, medium to dark green on upper side

FLOWER: paracorolla absent, flower head narrow to medium in diameter
RAY FLORET: short to medium length, narrow width, obtuse apex, no inward rolling of longitudinal margin, violet on upper side with darker violet stripes, blue violet on middle zone on lower side
DISC: medium diameter, light blue before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Oslalipu' originated from a controlled cross made in July 1999, in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. The female parent was identified as C0030-2 and the male parent was a mix of pollen from unidentified Osteospermum ecklonis plants. The new variety was selected from the resultant progeny as a single plant in June 2000, based on criteria for plant habit and flower colour. Asexual reproduction by cuttings was first conducted in June 2000, in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'Oslalipu' 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 'Oslalipu' with reference variety 'Osoutis'

Shoot length (cm)

  'Oslalipu' 'Osoutis'
mean 7.5 26.2
std. deviation 0.97 1.87

Ray floret length (cm)

  'Oslalipu' 'Osoutis'
mean 2.8 2.4
std. deviation 0.25 0.15

Colour of upper side of ray floret (RHS)

  'Oslalipu' 'Osoutis'
main colour N78D, as light as 75A N78C-D
stripes N78B N78A

Disc diameter (cm)

  'Oslalipu' 'Osoutis'
mean 1.4 1.1
std. deviation 0.11 0.06

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Osteospermum: 'Oslalipu' (left) with reference variety 'Osoutis' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'Oslalipu' (left) with reference variety 'Osoutis' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'Oslalipu' (left) with reference variety 'Osoutis' (right)

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