|Botanical Name:||Lavandula stoechas|
Lietsweg 4, 9364 TB
Lammert Koning, Nuis, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2012-12-14|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2030-12-14|
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
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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