'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: 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)