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Denomination: 'SAKOST3586'
Trade name: Cape Daisy Mara
Botanical Name: Osteospermum
Applicant/Holder: Sakata Seed Corporation
2-7-1 Nakamachidai
Breeder: Niels G. Kristensen, Marslev, Denmark
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2008-04-22
Application Number: 08-6304
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-05-25
Certificate Number: 3521
Date rights surrendered: 2014-05-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Saksiscopye' (Sunscape Daisy Side Show Copper Yellow)

Summary: 'SAKOST3586' has a longer shoot length than 'Saksiscopye'. 'SAKOST3586' has a higher number of ray florets and longer ray floret length than 'Saksiscopye'. 'SAKOST3586' has blue pink colour on the basal zone of the upper side of the ray floret while 'Saksiscopye' has light yellow on the basal zone. The lower side of the ray floret of 'SAKOST3586' is yellow with a medium brown stripe while it is yellow brown with a brown stripe for 'Saksiscopye'. 'SAKOST3586' has a yellow green to medium grey green disc colour while 'Saksiscopye' has a dark grey disc.


PLANT SHOOTS: erect, medium to long

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

FLOWER: paracorolla absent, flower head medium to wide in diameter
RAY FLORET: long, narrow to medium width, obtuse apex, no inward rolling of longitudinal margin, orange pink on upper side with yellow orange at tips, medium brown stripe with yellow on middle zone on lower side
DISC: medium to wide diameter, yellow green to medium grey green before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'SAKOST3586' originated from a controlled cross made in 2004 in Denmark. The female parent was a proprietary seedling designated 203149 and the male parent was a proprietary seedling designated 203148. The new variety was selected as a single plant from the progeny of the stated cross in the winter of 2005, based on the criteria for flower colour. Asexual reproduction of 'SAKOST3586' by vegetative shoot tip cuttings was first conducted in Denmark in February 2005.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'SAKOST3586' 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 'SAKOST3586' with reference variety 'Saksiscopye'

Shoot length (cm)

  'SAKOST3586' 'Saksiscopye'
mean 23.6 18.6
std. deviation 1.43 1.43

Number of ray florets

  'SAKOST3586' 'Saksiscopye'
mean 28.4 22.9
std. deviation 2.59 1.97

Ray floret length (cm)

  'SAKOST3586' 'Saksiscopye'
mean 3.4 2.8
std. deviation 0.20 0.18

Colour of upper side of ray floret (RHS)

  'SAKOST3586' 'Saksiscopye'
basal zone N74C-D 9D with white along margins
main colour 31D, 26D and 37B 39C-D with streaks of 63C
secondary colour 16B-C with 13C tips 31D with 9A tips

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Osteospermum: 'SAKOST3586' (left) with reference variety 'Saksiscopye' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'SAKOST3586' (left) with reference variety 'Saksiscopye' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'SAKOST3586' (left) with reference variety 'Saksiscopye' (right)

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