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'Poseidon' rose Description
'Poseidon (floribunda, Kordes, 2004)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of redwolfdoc
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
44 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Exhibition name: Novalis ®
Origin:
Bred by Tim Hermann Kordes (Germany, 2004).
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 2010 as 'Novalis'.
Introduced in United States by Newflora™ LLC in 2014 as 'Poseidon'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Lavender.  Mild, fruity fragrance.  70 to 75 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped, rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  Semi-glossy, light green foliage.  5 leaflets.  
Height of 32" to 39" (80 to 100 cm).  Width of up to 16" (up to 40 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Vigorous.  does not do well in warmer climates.  plant in partial shade for best color.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, blackspot resistant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 23,555  on  23 Apr 2013   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 13/135,651  on  11 Jul 2011
The new variety of rose plant of the present invention originated from a controlled crossing in a breeding program of two distinct parents during the summer of 2004. The crossing was between an ‘un-named seedling’, and an ‘un-named seedling’.
Notes:
'Novalis' named after the pseudonym of poet Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg (1772-1801)