Future Plants Licentie B.V.
Hubertus Gerardus Oudshoorn, Rijpwetering, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
Oxford Station, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2009-02-17|
|Date rights revoked:||2017-02-17|
Variety used for comparison: 'Purple Emperor'
Summary: 'Novem' has a slightly taller and narrower plant than 'Purple Emperor'. The leaf of 'Novem' is slightly larger and more ovate than 'Purple Emperor'. 'Novem' has weaker anthocyanin colouration in the leaf than 'Purple Emperor'.
PLANT: vegetatively propagated perennial, upright-bushy growth habit, medium degree of branching
STEM: purple, strong anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: opposite whorled arrangement, simple type, ovate, acute apex, dentate margin, purple, strong anthocyanin colouration, no variegation, no petiole
INFLORESCENCE: one medium to late flowering period, corymb to cyme type, terminal position, erect attitude
FLOWER: brown red bud colour, dark purple red/brown purple to brown purple/blue pink
Origin & Breeding History: 'Novem' is the result of a cross between two un-named seedlings in 1998 in a nursery in Rijpwetering, the Netherlands. The un-named seedlings used in the cross were the result of a cross between 'Munstead Red' X 'Red Cauli'. The new variety was selected from the seedling population in 1999 based on improved form and floral traits.
Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted during the summer of 2007 in Oxford Station, Ontario. Fifteen plants of each variety were field grown in a row with 60 cm spacing between plants. Rows were spaced 1 meter apart.
Comparison tables for 'Novem' with reference variety 'Purple Emperor'
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