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Denomination: 'Ansky'
Botanical Name: Angelonia
Applicant/Holder: Elsner pac Jungpflanzen GbR
Kipsdorfer Strabe 146
Breeder: Klaus Olbricht, Elsner pac Jungpflanzen GbR, Dresden, Germany
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2006-03-21
Application Number: 06-5338
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-08-29
Certificate Number: 3283
Date rights surrendered: 2016-07-28

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Anzwei' (Angelface Blue)

Summary: 'Ansky' has a narrower plant width and fewer number of flowering branches than 'Anzwei'. The pubescence of the branches is dense for 'Ansky' while it is very sparse for 'Anzwei'. 'Ansky' has a longer leaf with stronger pubescence on the lower surface than 'Anzwei'. The overall flower colour for 'Ansky' is a blue violet while it is a darker violet for 'Anzwei'.


PLANT: upright growth habit, dense pubescence on branches
LEAF: narrow elliptic to oblanceolate, acute tip, acute and sessile base, serrate margin, dark green upper surface, medium green lower surface, sparse pubescence on upper surface, medium pubescence on lower surface, strong glossiness of upper surface, petiole absent

FLOWER: inflorescence, in axils, raceme branching present, two (2) florets per axil, one colour
UPPER LIP: moderately reflexing, blue violet in middle, blue violet and whiter than light blue violet on margin
LATERAL PETALS OF LOWER LIP: weakly reflexing, margins also incurving, blue violet in middle, blue violet on margin
LOWER PETALS OF LOWER LIP: curves inward, blue violet in middle, blue violet and whiter than light blue violet on margin, white palate with a spot of grey
PEDICEL: medium anthocyanin colouration, strong anthocyanin on sepals, acute to right angle with peduncle

Origin & Breeding History: 'Ansky' is a product of a planned breeding program conducted by the breeder, Dr. Klaus Olbricht, a former employee of Elsner pac Jungplanzen, in Dresden, Germany. The Angelonia variety originated from the cross pollination of the breeding group 1k-125, a bulk of breeding clones with light blue flower colour, that took place during the summer of 2001. 'Ansky' was selected by the breeder in June 2002 for criteria based on light blue flower colour, large flowers, dark green foliage, and an upright growth habit. Asexual reproduction by vegetative cuttings was first conducted in January 2003, in a controlled environment in Dresden, Germany.

Tests & Trials: PBR trials were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2007 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Trials included 15 plants of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on May 10, 2007. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 11, 2007. All colour measurements were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Ansky' with reference variety 'Anzwei'

Plant width (cm)

  'Ansky' 'Anzwei'
mean 44.0 48.3
std. deviation 2.11 6.57

Number of flowering branches

  'Ansky' 'Anzwei'
mean 3.2 4.8
std. deviation 0.45 0.45

Leaf length (cm)

  'Ansky' 'Anzwei'
mean 8.7 7.4
std. deviation 0.51 0.48

Colour of upper and lower lips (RHS)

  'Ansky' 'Anzwei'
margin 86D, whiter than 76D 86B/83B
middle of lobes 86D 86B/83B

Colour of lower lip (RHS)

  'Ansky' 'Anzwei'
palate 155C with a spot of 157A 155B

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Angelonia: 'Ansky' (left) with reference variety 'Anzwei' (right)

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Angelonia: 'Ansky' (left) with reference variety 'Anzwei' (right)

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