|Botanical Name:||Lavandula stoechas|
Koning Smit Holding N.V.
Curacao, Netherland Antilles
Lammert Koning, Koning Smit Holding N.V., Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2008-08-29|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2026-08-29|
Varieties used for comparison: 'Belpur' (Bella Purple) and 'Alexandra'
Summary: 'Anouk' has a taller plant height than the reference varieties. 'Anouk' has a longer leaf than 'Belpur' and a shorter leaf than 'Alexandra'. 'Anouk' has darker leaf colour than 'Belpur'. 'Anouk' has a longer flowering stem and a shorter spike length than the reference varieties. 'Anouk' differs from the reference varieties in the colour of the infertile bracts and the corolla. 'Anouk' has a shorter corolla length than the reference varieties.
PLANT: narrow bushy growth habit, upright attitude of outer flowering stems, medium density, foliage with weak to medium grey colour
LEAF: linear, upright attitude on stem, medium green on upper side, no margin incisions
FLOWERING STEM: medium thickness, very light green, tomentose, no lateral branching
SPIKE: dense, medium conical shape, many florets
FERTILE BRACT: very narrow
INFERTILE BRACT: violet
COROLLA: dark violet with blue tones
Origin & Breeding History: 'Anouk' originated from a cross between 'Fathead' and 'NA-17', made in Sappemeer, The Netherlands in 2000. The purpose of the breeding program was to develop varieties with healthier plants and distinctive flower colour. The new variety was selected based on its dense and compact growth habit, foliage colour, flower size and flower colour. The new variety was first propagated in 2002, in Sappemeer, The Netherlands.
Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2007 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants of each variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 1 gallon containers on April 24, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 3, 2007. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Anouk' with reference varieties 'Belpur' and 'Alexandra'
Plant height (cm)
Leaf length (cm)
Flowering stem length (cm)
Spike length (cm)
Corolla length (cm)
Colour of infertile bracts (RHS)
Colour of corolla (RHS)
|fully opened||86A (more blue than)||N92C||N186A|
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