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Denomination: 'Novem'
Botanical Name: Sedum
Applicant/Holder: Future Plants Licentie B.V.
Turfspoor 53A
2165 AW
Breeder: Hubertus Gerardus Oudshoorn, Rijpwetering, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2005-04-26
Application Number: 05-4803
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-02-17
Certificate Number: 3450
Date rights revoked: 2017-02-17

Variety Description

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'

Plant height (cm)

  'Novem' 'Purple Emperor'
mean 46.38 36.88
std. deviation 2.97 3.60

Plant width (cm)

  'Novem' 'Purple Emperor'
mean 39.63 43.75
std. deviation 2.20 2.96

Leaf length (cm)

  'Novem' 'Purple Emperor'
mean 5.77 4.90
std. deviation 0.40 0.40

Leaf width (cm)

  'Novem' 'Purple Emperor'
mean 3.26 2.25
std. deviation 0.33 0.21

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Sedum: 'Novem' (left) with reference variety 'Purple Emperor' (right)

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Sedum: 'Novem' (right) with reference variety 'Xenox' (left)

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