'Novalis ®' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Exhibition name: Novalis ®
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 of 32" to 39" (80 to 100 cm). Width of up to 16" (up to 40 cm).
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.
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)