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'Novalis ®' rose Description
'Novalis ®' rose photo
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Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Exhibition name: Novalis ®
Bred by Tim Hermann Kordes (Germany, 2004).
Introduced in New Zealand by Matthews Nurseries Ltd..
Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes' Söhne (Retail) in 2010 as 'Novalis'.
Introduced in United States by Newflora™ LLC in 2014 as 'Poseidon'.
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.  
Bushy, upright.  Semi-glossy, light green foliage.  5 leaflets.  

Height: 31" to 39" (80 to 100cm).  Width: up to 16" (up to 40cm).
USDA zone 5b through 9a.  Vigorous.  does not do well in warmer climates.  plant in partial shade for best color.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, blackspot resistant.  
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’.
'Novalis' named after the pseudonym of poet Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg (1772-1801)