Osteospermum ecklonis Enrico

Gold Medal Approved Novelty

Flowers forever, that was Dalina’s goal when selecting for this magnificent double cream-white Osteospermum. Compared to similar double Osteos, Enrico displays a true abundance of blooms which flower much longer throughout the season. Suited for a cooler climate like Northern Europe, Enrico will look outstanding in containers or in the bed.

Outstanding new breeding, that’s what Fleuroselect is looking for in the Gold Medal trials. With a total result of 17 in 20, Enrico scores exceptionally high in growing performance, innovation, wow factor, floriferousness and flowering season. The Fleuroselect jury is therefore proud to offer a Gold Medal to this magnificent innovation in Osteospermum.

Market Value

Enrico will be loved throughout the entire chain. Thanks to its stability and uniform, compact plant habit, this cutting-raised winner is very easy to grow in the greenhouses. The flowers do not close in the dark or in cool conditions, which offers real benefits at retail level. Consumers will love Enrico’s longevity and multitude of double flowers. Enrico, the next generation in Osteospermum.

Background Information

Osteospermum belongs to the Calenduleae, one of the smaller tribes of the sunflower/daisy family Asteraceae. They are popular in cultivation and frequently used in summer bedding schemes in parks and gardens. Numerous hybrids and cultivars have been grown with a wide range of tropical colours. With Enrico, Dalina Genetics has successfully increased the number of blooms and flowering period and created a fantastic summer performer.

Technical information

Novelty Characteristic:
Double-flowered Osteospermum with stable double habit and very strong patio performance. Variety keeps growing and flowering for a very long time. Can take some frost.
Double, 6-7 cm diameter
Annual, diploid, available as cutting or young plant
Patio plant
35 cm height, 25 cm width, upright habit

The rooting should take place at 18-20°C and will take 14 days. Pinching between the 5th and 6th leaf. Grow at 18°C and apply a daylength of minimum 14 hours. PGR: CCC, 3 o/oo, 4 liter/m2 to be applied from above or below. Transplant after 11 weeks.

1 plant in a 11cm pot or 30-42 plants per m2

Registration details

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Protection Period:
8 years
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