Anouk Deluxe 1956

Lavender

Denomination: 'Anouk Deluxe 1956'
Botanical Name: Lavandula stoechas
Applicant/Holder: L. Koning Beheer B.V.
Lietsweg 4, 9364 TB
Nuis
Netherlands
Breeder: Lammert Koning, L. Koning Beheer B.V., Nuis, Netherlands
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
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2014-03-17
Application Number: 14-8240

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Anouk Deluxe 109'

Summary: The middle third of the flowering stem (excluding the spike) is medium to thick for 'Anouk Deluxe 1956' whereas the flowering stem is thick to very thick for 'Anouk Deluxe 109'. The spike of 'Anouk Deluxe 1956' is very narrow whereas the spike of 'Anouk Deluxe 109' is very narrow to narrow. The length of the infertile bract of 'Anouk Deluxe 1956' is short to medium length whereas the infertile bract of 'Anouk Deluxe 109' is of medium length. The undulation of the margin of the infertile bract is medium to strong for 'Anouk Deluxe 1956' whereas the undulation of the margin is weak to medium for 'Anouk Deluxe 109'.

Description:

PLANT: upright growth habit, small to medium size, erect attitude of outer flowering stems at full flowering, medium density at full flowering
FOLIAGE: 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), medium to thick at middle third (excluding spike), medium to dark green, dense to very dense pubescence, few lateral branches above foliage, longest lateral branch above foliage (including spike) is short
SPIKE: very narrow, short to medium length (including first whorl of flowers), truncate conical shape, many to very many flowers
FERTILE BRACTS: medium to broad, red purple
INFERTILE BRACTS: short to medium length, 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 1956' 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 hybrid designated '400', as the female parent, and the Lavandula stoechas variety 'Anouk', as the male parent. From the resulting progeny, 'Anouk Deluxe 1956' was selected in the summer of 2009, in Nuis, for its compact plant growth habit, and long flowering period. 'Anouk Deluxe 1956' was first propagated by vegetative cuttings in the autumn of 2009, in Nuis, Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Anouk Deluxe 1956' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2013/1635, 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 1956
Lavender: 'Anouk Deluxe 1956'

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Anouk Deluxe 1956
Lavender: 'Anouk Deluxe 1956'

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