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Denomination: 'KLEOE10179'
Trade name: 3D Silver
Botanical Name: Osteospermum ecklonis
Applicant/Holder: Klemm, Nils
Hanfäcker 10
Breeder: Andrea Dohm, Pforzheim, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2011-03-04
Application Number: 11-7208
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-09-24
Certificate Number: 4619
Date rights surrendered: 2015-08-21

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'KLEOE05116' (FlowerPower Compact White) and 'KLEOE10180' (3D pink)

Summary: 'KLEOE10179' has a broader leaf than 'KLEOE05116'. The flower head of 'KLEOE10179' is anemone type whereas that of 'KLEOE05116' is daisy type. The colour on the upper side of the ray floret from a young flower head is white for 'KLEOE10179' whereas it is light blue violet overlaid with strong, longitudinal, blue pink stripes for 'KLEOE10180'. 'KLEOE10179' has fewer ray florets per flower head and a smaller flower head diameter with shorter ray florets than 'KLEOE05116'. The colour of the basal zone of the ray floret of 'KLEOE10179' is white with purple along the margins whereas it is white for 'KLEOE05116' and white to light blue violet for 'KLEOE10180'. The main colour on the upper side of the ray floret is white for 'KLEOE10179' while it is blue pink overlaid with darker blue pink longitudinal stripes and apex for 'KLEOE10180'. The colour group of the middle zone on the lower side of the ray floret is orange to brown orange with blue violet along the margins for 'KLEOE10179' whereas it is purple to brown purple with blue violet along the margins for 'KLEOE05116' and purple to brown purple (red purple) for 'KLEOE10180'.


PLANT: attitude of shoots is semi-erect

LEAF: shallow indentations of margin, no variegation, medium green on upper side

YOUNG FLOWER HEAD: upper side of ray floret is white (RHS NN155C)
FLOWER HEAD: no paracorolla, anemone type
RAY FLORET: rounded apex, inward rolling of longitudinal margins is absent on all flowers, basal zone is white (RHS NN155C) with purple along margin, one colour on upper side, main colour on upper side is white (RHS NN155C), colour distribution on upper side is even, colour group of middle zone of lower side is orange to brown orange with blue violet along margin
DISC FLORET BEFORE DEHISCENCE: purple with dark blue tip
FUNNEL SHAPED DISC FLORET: outer side of corolla tube is yellow brown (RHS 164B-C) with light brown (RHS 166D) tones

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEOE10179' was bred and developed by the breeder, Andrea Dohm, in Stuttgart, Germany. It originated from a pollination conducted in June 2007 between two proprietary seedlings. The resultant seedlings were selected in April 2008 in Stuttgart using stable anemone-type flowers with enlarged disc florets as the selection criteria. In January 2009, these selected seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials and assessed for uniformity of the anemone-type disc florets, and medium plant vigour. In August 2009, a single seedling was selected for commercialization and named 'KLEOE10179'.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'KLEOE10179' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2012 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trials included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11.5 cm pots on April 23, 2012. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 11, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Colour Charts.

Comparison tables for 'KLEOE10179' with reference varieties 'KLEOE05116' and 'KLEOE10180'

Leaf width (cm)

  'KLEOE10179' 'KLEOE05116' 'KLEOE10180'
mean 2.1 1.7 2.6
std. deviation 0.17 0.20 0.25

Number of ray florets per flower head

  'KLEOE10179' 'KLEOE05116' 'KLEOE10180'
mean 19.6 24.0 19.9
std. deviation 1.90 1.49 1.37

Flower head diameter (cm)

  'KLEOE10179' 'KLEOE05116' 'KLEOE10180'
mean 5.6 6.6 5.6
std. deviation 0.27 0.34 0.32

Ray floret length (cm)

  'KLEOE10179' 'KLEOE05116' 'KLEOE10180'
mean 2.4 3.0 2.5
std. deviation 0.19 0.23 0.10

Colour of ray floret from young flower head (RHS)

  'KLEOE10179' 'KLEOE05116' 'KLEOE10180'
upper side NN155C NN155C 76B overlaid with strong, longitudinal stripes of N74C

Colour of basal zone (RHS)

  'KLEOE10179' 'KLEOE05116' 'KLEOE10180'
upper side NN155C with purple along margin NN155D white to 76D

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'KLEOE10179' 'KLEOE05116' 'KLEOE10180'
upper side NN155C NN155D N74D overlaid with longitudinal stripes of 72D and 72D apex

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Osteospermum: 'KLEOE10179' (left) with reference varieties 'KLEOE05116' (centre) and 'KLEOE10180' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'KLEOE10179' (left) with reference varieties 'KLEOE05116' (centre) and 'KLEOE10180' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'KLEOE10179' (left) with reference varieties 'KLEOE05116' (centre) and 'KLEOE10180' (right)

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