The Rosa ‘Novalis’ is a genus from the rose family (Rosaceae). The rose originally comes from the northern part of the world.

The Rosa ‘Novalis’ is a Floribunda rose or bush rose. Floribunda is Latin for many flowers. The Floribunda rose is created by crossing a polyantha rose and a hybrid tea. The result is a rose that is smaller, bushier and stiffer than a hybrid tea and less dense growing than a polyantha. The flowers of a Floribunda rose are often smaller than those of hybrid teas but are carried in larger clusters.

The flowers of the Rosa ‘Novalis’ are big and are mildly fragrant. They are lavender pink colored. The Rosa ‘Novalis’ does not produce rose hips and blooms from summer to fall. This is a strong rose that even performs well in part shade and has good disease and black spot resistance.

You can keep this rose healthy by placing it in a sunny spot in moist soil. In hot summer climates roses like some protecting from the hot afternoon sun. In cold climates, planting a rose next to a south- or west-facing wall can help minimize winter freeze damage. The soil has to be well drained because it does not like wet feet. Give enough food; once in spring, once during the flowering season and once in fall. In sandy soil extra watering and food is recommended because it flushes away faster. Keep the area around the roots free of weed.

Prune this rose every year in late winter or early spring after after worst winter cold is gone and before the buds start swelling. Usually that is in March. Cut out dead wood and diseased or crossing stems. If the shrub is crowded cut out some old stems to keep the center open. Cut back the remaining stems to about 12 inches (30 centimeters) from the ground. Prune back less vigorous shoots more severely.

 

 

Attracts bees: no

Characteristic: deciduous

Deer resistant: no

Exposure: sun/part shade

Flower color: lilac

Flowering time: May – October

Foliage color: green

Fragrant flower: yes

Hardiness: -13 ºF/-25 ºC

Height: 32 inches/ 80 cm

Soil: normal/moist