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Denomination: 'Noare'
Trade name: Flower Carpet Red
Botanical Name: Rosa
Applicant/Holder: Noack, Reinhard
Im Fenne 54
Breeder: Reinhard Noack, Gütersloh, Germany
Agent in Canada: Pan American Nursery Products Inc.
5151-152nd Street
Surrey, British Columbia
V3Z 1G9
Tel: 604-576-8641
Application Date: 2000-03-07
Application Number: 00-2151
Grant of Rights Date: 2003-05-15
Certificate Number: 1475
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2021-05-15

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Noatraum' and 'Noamel'

Summary: 'Noare' has semi-double flowers while the reference varieties have double flowers. 'Noare' has dark red flower colour while 'Noatraum' has deep pink flowers and 'Noamel' has light pink flowers. 'Noare' has smaller petal spots at the base of the inner and outer side of the petal than the reference varieties.


'Noare' is a small shrub rose which has a trailing growth habit. The stem has thorns present, which are concave in shape, and a sparse number of short prickles. The thorns and prickles are red brown in colour. The leaves are medium green in colour with strong glossiness. There are five to seven leaflets. The terminal leaflet has a serrate margin and a leathery texture. The base of the terminal leaflet is rounded in shape.

'Noare' flowers mid-season and almost continuously for more than ten weeks. There are a very high number of flowers per shoot. The flower pedicel has a few hairs or prickles. The flower bud is pointed in shape and there are weak sepal extensions. The flower shape when viewed from above is irregularly rounded and flat on the upper and lower part when viewed from the side. The flower centre is normal. The corolla is semi-double and dark red in colour. The upper and lower side of the petal has a very small spot on the base. The petal margin has medium reflexing and undulation. The outer stamen has a yellow filament. The style is medium in length, yellow in colour and has no hairs on the upper half. The stigma is positioned above the anthers. The receptacle is small in size, pitcher shaped and has no prickles. The flower of 'Noare' has a weak, tea fragrance. 'Noare' is moderately resistant to mildew and resistant to black spot.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Noare' originated from the uncontrolled pollination between 'Ricarda' and an unknown pollen parent. The breeding work was done in Gütersloh, Germany in 1989. Selection criteria included strong floral characteristics with almost continuous flowering, good disease resistance and vigorous growth.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Noare' were conducted in the summer of 2002 at Pan American Nursery Products Inc. in Surrey, British Columbia. The trials consisted of six plants per variety grown outdoors in 20 cm pots.

Comparison tables for 'Noare' with reference varieties 'Noatraum' and 'Noamel'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Noare' 'Noatraum' 'Noamel'
mean 12.7 11.8 10.5
std. deviation 2.4 0.91 0.75

Leaf width (cm)

  'Noare' 'Noatraum' 'Noamel'
mean 7.4 7.7 7.0
std. deviation 0.45 0.12 0.41

Colour of flower bud (one-quarter open) (RHS)

  'Noare' 'Noatraum' 'Noamel'
upon opening 46B 66A 62B
upper surface 46B 66A 62B
lower surface 46B 66A 62B

Length of sepal (mm)

  'Noare' 'Noatraum' 'Noamel'
mean 10.8 14.3 12.5
std. deviation 0.50 2.3 2.1

Flower colour (RHS)

  'Noare' 'Noatraum' 'Noamel'
overall colour 46B 66A 62B

Colour of outer side of petal (RHS)

  'Noare' 'Noatraum' 'Noamel'
middle zone 46B 66A 57C
margin 46B 66A 62B
base 162B 155B 155B

Colour of inner side of petal (RHS)

  'Noare' 'Noatraum' 'Noamel'
middle zone 46B 66A 57C
margin 46B 66A 62B
base 162B 155B 155B
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