Anouk Deluxe 179


Denomination: 'Anouk Deluxe 179'
Botanical Name: Lavandula stoechas
Applicant/Holder: L. Koning Beheer B.V.
Lietsweg 4, 9364 TB
Breeder: Lammert Koning, L. Koning Beheer B.V., Nuis, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2014-03-17
Application Number: 14-8239

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Heesmelanie'

Summary: The grey tinge of the foliage of 'Anouk Deluxe 179' is of medium intensity whereas the grey tinge of the foliage of 'Heesmelanie' is of strong intensity. The middle third of the flowering stem (excluding the spike) is very thin to thin for 'Anouk Deluxe 179' whereas the flowering stem is of medium thickness for 'Heesmelanie'. The maximum width of the spike of 'Anouk Deluxe 179' is very narrow whereas the spike of 'Heesmelanie' is narrow to medium width. The main colour of the fertile bract of 'Anouk Deluxe 179' is red purple whereas the fertile bract of 'Heesmelanie' is mainly green. The colour of the calyx of 'Anouk Deluxe 179' is purplish whereas the calyx of 'Heesmelanie' is greenish.


PLANT: globular shape, small to medium size, semi-erect attitude of outer flowering stems at full flowering, medium to dense at full flowering
FOLIAGE: medium to dark colour, medium intensity of grey tinge

LEAF: no incisions of margin

FLOWERING: begins mid-season to late
FLOWERING STEM: very short to short (including spike), very thin to thin at middle third (excluding spike), light to medium green, medium to dense pubescence, medium number of lateral branches above foliage, longest lateral branch above foliage (including spike) is short
SPIKE: very narrow, short (including first whorl of flowers), truncate conical shape, few to medium number of flowers
FERTILE BRACTS: narrow, red purple
INFERTILE BRACTS: short, oblanceolate shape, violet (redder than RHS 77A), medium to strong undulation of margin
CALYX: purplish, medium to dense pubescence
COROLLA: violet

Origin & Breeding History: 'Anouk Deluxe 179' is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder, Lammert Koning, in Nuis, Netherlands. It originated from a controlled cross conducted in the summer of 2008, in Nuis, between the Lavandula stoechas variety 'Fathead', as the female parent, and the Lavandula stoechas hybrid designated '1025', as the male parent. From the resulting progeny, 'Anouk Deluxe 179' was selected in the summer of 2009, in Nuis, for its compact plant growth habit, long flower buds, and long flowering period. 'Anouk Deluxe 179' was first propagated by vegetative cuttings in the autumn of 2009, in Nuis, Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Anouk Deluxe 179' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2013/1633, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, in Angers, France. The trial was conducted by the Groupe d'Étude et de contrôle des Variétés Et des Semences, in Cavaillon, France, from 2014 to 2015. The colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

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Anouk Deluxe 179
Lavender: 'Anouk Deluxe 179'

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Anouk Deluxe 179
Lavender: 'Anouk Deluxe 179'

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