Denomination: 'LAAZ0001'
Trade name: Sentivia Blue
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Henricus G.W. Stemkens, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2011-11-16
Application Number: 11-7423
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-09-29
Certificate Number: 4907
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-09-29

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Lablusa' (Aromatico Blue)

Summary: The density of flowers of the plant of 'LAAZ0001' is dense while the density of the flowers of 'Lablusa' is medium dense. The width of the peduncle is broader for 'LAAZ0001' than it is for 'Lablusa'. The length of the internode of the flowering stem below the first whorl of flowers is shorter for 'LAAZ0001' than it is for 'Lablusa'.


PLANT: bushy growth habit, medium height and width, medium density of branching at time of full flowering, erect and semi-erect attitude of outer flowering stem, begins flowering early, high density of flowers
FLOWERING STEM: medium thickness, medium green, medium density of pubescence, no lateral branching above foliage

FOLIAGE: medium green, medium intensity of grey tinge
LEAF: no incisions of margin

SPIKE: from second whorl of flowers the length is short to medium, medium number of whorls of flowers, medium distance between whorls of flowers, cylindrical, green fertile bracts, no infertile bracts
FLOWER: medium number per spike
CALYX: dark violet (RHS 86A) with darker violet (RHS 83A) tones, dense pubescence
COROLLA: blue violet (RHS N88C-D) with violet (RHS N87D) tones

Origin & Breeding History: 'LAAZ0001' was bred and developed by the breeder, Henricus G.W. Stemkens, as part of a planned breeding program of Syngenta Seeds B.V. in Enkhuizen, Netherlands. It originated from a cross conducted in August 2005 between a proprietary line designated 'G3012-13' as the female parent, and an unknown male parent. The resultant seed was collected and sown in a greenhouse in Enkhuizen during the spring of 2006. 'LAAZ0001' was selected in July 2006 based on its flower colour and plant growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The trial of 'LAAZ0001' was conducted in a polyhouse during the fall of 2013 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. It included 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. Rooted cuttings were planted into 15 cm pots on August 14, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety on September 26, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'LAAZ0001' with reference variety 'Lablusa'

Peduncle width (cm)

  'LAAZ0001' 'Lablusa'
mean 2.5 1.7
std. deviation 0.27 0.18

Length of internode below first whorl of flowers (cm)

  'LAAZ0001' 'Lablusa'
mean 7.6 12.0
std. deviation 2.06 1.71

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Lavender: 'LAAZ0001' (left) with reference variety 'Lablusa' (right)

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Lavender: 'LAAZ0001' (left) with reference variety 'Lablusa' (right)

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Lavender: 'LAAZ0001' (left) with reference variety 'Lablusa' (right)

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