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Denomination: 'KLEOE15257'
Botanical Name: Osteospermum ecklonis
Applicant/Holder: Klemm & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG
Hanfacker 10
70378 Stuttgart-Muhlhausen
Breeder: Silke Wagener, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2015-04-02
Provisional Protection:: 2015-04-02
Application Number: 15-8582
Grant of Rights Date: 2019-09-04
Certificate Number: 6049
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2039-09-04

Variety Description


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, tall

LEAF: short to medium length, medium to broad, shallow margin indentations, no variegation, medium green

YOUNG FLOWER HEAD: light blue violet (RHS 69C) ray floret
FLOWER HEAD: no paracorolla, medium number of ray florets, small to medium diameter
RAY FLORET: short, medium width, very low length to width ratio, obtuse apex, no inward rolling of longitudinal margins on all flower heads, no ring at base; basal, middle and apical part violet (RHS 75B); strong conspicuousness of longitudinal stripes, tip slightly different colour from apical part, lower side red brown to dark brown
DISC: anemone type, large diameter, funnel-shaped floret
COROLLA TUBE (OUTER SIDE): dark purple red

Origin & Breeding History: 'KLEOE15257' originated from controlled cross conducted by the breeder in the summer of 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya. The cross was made between female parent variety 'OE-2008-0258' and male parent 'OE-2000-DU01'. Seedlings were selected in May 2012, in Stuttgart, based on leaf quality, branching characteristics and flower colour, size and shape. The selected seedlings were evaluated in greenhouse trials in the spring of 2013 and 2014 where they were assessed for the same characteristics listed above and plant vigour, early flowering and disease resistance. A single seedling was selected for commercialization and named 'KLEOE15257' in May 2014, in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'KLEOE15257' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2016/1682, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, in Angers, France. The trial was conducted by the Bundessortenamt, in Hannover, Germany, in 2017. The colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Osteospermum: 'KLEOE15257'

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