Denomination: 'Anouk'
Botanical Name: Lavandula stoechas
Applicant/Holder: Koning Smit Holding N.V.
Chuchubiweg 17
Curacao, Netherland Antilles

Breeder: Lammert Koning, Koning Smit Holding N.V., Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2005-08-16
Application Number: 05-5035
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-08-29
Certificate Number: 3299
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2026-08-29

Variety Description

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
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)

  'Anouk' 'Belpur' 'Alexandra'
mean 36.5 26.1 28.4
std. deviation 2.40 1.84 2.11

Leaf length (cm)

  'Anouk' 'Belpur' 'Alexandra'
mean 3.5 2.8 3.8
std. deviation 0.29 0.29 0.44

Flowering stem length (cm)

  'Anouk' 'Belpur' 'Alexandra'
mean 33.5 19.0 26.2
std. deviation 3.53 1.83 2.49

Spike length (cm)

  'Anouk' 'Belpur' 'Alexandra'
mean 2.7 3.0 3.5
std. deviation 0.24 0.20 0.24

Corolla length (cm)

  'Anouk' 'Belpur' 'Alexandra'
mean 8.0 8.6 9.2

Colour of infertile bracts (RHS)

  'Anouk' 'Belpur' 'Alexandra'
main colour 77B N78B N81B

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Anouk' 'Belpur' 'Alexandra'
fully opened 86A (more blue than) N92C N186A

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Lavender: 'Anouk' (left) with reference varieties 'Alexandra' (centre) and 'Belpur' (right)

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Lavender: 'Anouk' (left) with reference varieties 'Alexandra' (centre) and 'Belpur' (right)

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Lavender: 'Anouk' (left) with reference varieties 'Alexandra' (centre) and 'Belpur' (right)

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