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Denomination: 'INOSTEPINK'
Trade name: Bright Lights Pink
Botanical Name: Osteospermum
Applicant/Holder: InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG
Postfach 113
Breeder: Silvia Hofmann, InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG, Gensingen, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2018-04-27
Provisional Protection:: 2018-04-27
Application Number: 18-9424
Grant of Rights Date: 2020-10-13
Certificate Number: 6283
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2040-10-13

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLEO04109' (FlowerPower Pink)

Summary: The plants of 'INOSTEPINK' are wider than those of 'KLEO04109'. The leaf, including petiole, of 'INOSTEPINK' is longer than it is for 'KLEO04109'. 'INOSTEPINK' has more ray florets per flower head than 'KLEO04109'. The apex of the ray floret of 'INOSTEPINK' is obtuse shaped while it is rounded for 'KLEO04109'. The inner side of the ray floret of 'INOSTEPINK' is violet with blue pink longitudinal stripes whereas that of 'KLEO04109' is darker violet with purple longitudinal stripes. The middle zone on the outer side of the ray floret of 'INOSTEPINK' is light to medium yellow whereas it is blue violet for 'KLEO04109'.


PLANT: erect attitude of shoots

LEAF: shallow to medium depth margin indentations, no variegation, dark green on upper side

FLOWER HEAD: no paracorolla
RAY FLORET: obtuse apex, no inward rolling of longitudinal margins
RAY FLORET (INNER SIDE): violet (RHS 75A-B) with darker violet (RHS N78B) longitudinal streaks and white (RHS NN155C) at base when newly opened, violet (RHS 75A) with blue pink (RHS N74C) longitudinal stripes and violet (closest to RHS 75A) at base when fully opened, lighter towards base
RAY FLORET (OUTER SIDE): light to medium yellow at middle zone
DISC: dark grey to dark blue before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'INOSTEPINK' originated from a controlled cross conducted by Silvia Hofmann, an employee of InnovaPlant Zierpflanzen GmbH & Co. KG in Gensingen, Germany, in July 2014. The cross was made between proprietary seedlings designated 'O 13 206-2', as the female parent, and 'O 12 223-3', as the male parent. The new variety was selected in April 2015 as a single plant from the resultant progeny, based on its plant growth habit, flower colour and stability and heat tolerance. 'INOSTEPINK' was first propagated by vegetative cuttings in June 2015 in Bonsall, California, USA.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'INOSTEPINK' was conducted in a polyhouse at BioFlora in St. Thomas, Ontario, during the spring and summer of 2019. The trial included 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 19, 2019. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants, or parts of plants, of each variety on June 26, 2019. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'INOSTEPINK' with reference variety 'KLEO04109'

Plant width (cm)

mean 43.2 35.5
std. deviation 3.21 3.20

Length of leaf blade, including petiole (cm)

mean 5.9 4.7
std. deviation 0.50 0.29

Number of ray florets per flower head

mean 24 14
std. deviation 1.97 1.50

Colour of inner side of ray floret (RHS)

main 75A with N74C longitudinal stripes N78B with 72B longitudinal stripes

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Osteospermum: 'INOSTEPINK' (left) with reference variety 'KLEO04109' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'INOSTEPINK' (left) with reference variety 'KLEO04109'' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'INOSTEPINK' (left) with reference variety 'KLEO04109'' (right)

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