Silver Anouk


Denomination: 'Silver Anouk'
Botanical Name: Lavandula stoechas
Applicant/Holder: Koning, Lammert
Lietsweg 4, 9364 TB
Breeder: Lammert Koning, Nuis, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2010-04-28
Application Number: 10-6947
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-12-14
Certificate Number: 4449
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2030-12-14

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Silvax'

Summary: The plants of 'Silver Anouk' have a strong to very strong intensity of grey in the foliage while the plants of 'Silvax' have a strong intensity of grey. The flowering stem of 'Silver Anouk' is medium to long while the flowering stem of 'Silvax' is short to medium in length. The middle third of the flowering stem is thick for 'Silver Anouk' while it is thin to medium for 'Silvax'. The flower spike of 'Silver Anouk' is medium to broad while the spike of 'Silvax' is very narrow to narrow.


PLANT: bushy growth habit, medium size, foliage medium green with strong to very strong grey tinge, spreading attitude of outer flowering stems, open density af full flowering, no incisions on leaf margin

FLOWERING STEM: medium to long, thick at middle third, medium to dark green, medium pubescence, few to medium number of lateral branches, longest lateral branch medium in length, late time of flowering
SPIKE: medium to broad, short, truncate conical shape, medium to many flowers
FERTILE BRACTS: medium width, green
INFERTILE BRACTS: long, oblanceolate, violet (closest to RHS 77B), weak undulation of margin
CALYX: greenish, weak pubescence
COROLLA: violet

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Silver Anouk' was discovered as a branch mutation of the parent variety 'Anouk', in Nuis, Netherlands In June 2006. The branch mutation was discovered and selected from a single plant within a population of the parent variety in an outdoor nursery. The variety 'Silver Anouk' was selected based on its unique silvery green coloured leaves. Asexual reproduction by terminal cuttings was first conducted in August 2006, in Sappemeer, Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Silver Anouk' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2007/1774, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted in 2008 to 2009 by GEVES (Groupe d'étude et de contrôle des variétés et des semences) in France.

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Silver Anouk
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