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(12) United States Plant Patent

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MacKenzie (54)

(45) Date of Patent:

SEDUM PLANT NAMED ‘NONOW’ _

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Inventor:

Jan. 8, 2013

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David MacKenzie, Nunica, MI (US)

Primary Examiner i Kent L Ben

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(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm * Penny J.Agu1rre

(73) Assignee: Hortech, Inc., Spring Lake, MI (US) ( * ) Nonce:

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A new cultivar of Sedum plant, ‘Nonow’, characterized by its evergreen foliage that emerges chartreuse and matures to mid

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green and stays mid green throughout summer, fall and win ter. Its ?owers of late earl to mid summer are bri ht lemon

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(21) Appl. No. 13/200,659 (22)

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ABSTRACT

Y g yellow upon erect ?at-topped in?orescences, atop stout, leafy, upright ?oral stems that emerge from a low growing

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procumbent plant habit. (2006.01)

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2 the stem, vs. just the distal end), the species, throughout this

Botanical classi?cation: Sedum re?exum. Variety denomination: ‘Nonow’.

application, is referred to as Sedum re?axum. The present invention relates to a new and distinct cultivar

CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

of Sedum plant, botanically known as Sedum re?exum 5

This application is co-pending with US. Plant Patent Applications that pertain to plants derived from the same parentage, the Applications are entitled Sedum Plant named

‘Nonal’ (U.S. Plant patent application Ser. No. 13/200,436), Sedum Plant named ‘Nonar’ (U .S. Plant patent application Ser. No. 13/200,451), Sedum Plant named ‘Noneb’ (U.S. Plant patent application Ser. No. 13/200,438), Sedum Plant named ‘Nonen’ (U .S. Plant patent application Ser. No. 13/200,428), Sedum Plant named ‘Nonic’ (U.S. Plant patent application Ser. No. 13/200,435), Sedum Plant named ‘Non ist’ (U .S. Plant patent application Ser. No. 13/200,437), Sedum Plant named ‘Nonot’ (U.S. Plant patent application Ser. No. 13/200,673), Sedum Plant named ‘Nonul’ (U.S. Plant patent application Ser. No. 13/200,674), Sedum Plant named ‘Noniw’ (U .S. Plant patent application Ser. No. 13/200,692) and Sedum Plant named ‘Nonah’ (U.S. Plant patent applica tion Ser. No. 13/200,461).

plant in March of 2009 from amongst 10,000 seedlings that arose from a deliberate cross between Sedum re?exum ‘Ange

lina’ (not patented) as the female parent and an unnamed plant of Sedum re?exum as the male parent. Asexual reproduction of the new cultivar was ?rst accom

plished by stem cuttings in August of 2009 in Nunica, Mich. Propagation by cuttings and crown division has determined the characteristics to be stable and reproduced true to type in 20

The following traits have been repeatedly observed and are

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

and Sedum rupestre are truly distinct. An examination of

today’s most useful literature (Handbook of Cultivated Sedums by Ronald L. Evans, and Sedum Cultivated Stonecrops by Ray Stephenson) is no different. Evans treats

3. ‘Nonow’ exhibits ?at topped, somewhat drooping in?o rescences with ?owers of bright lemon yellow during 35

Applicant, a biologist, sides with Evans, and believes that

re?exum (most notably foliage that covers the entire length of

determined to be the characteristics of the new cultivar. These attributes in combination distinguish ‘Nonow’ as a unique

cultivar of Sedum. 1. ‘Nonow’ exhibits foliage that emerges chartreuse and matures to mid green and stays mid green throughout summer, fall and winter. 2. ‘Nonow’ exhibits ?ower buds that are bright yellow.

During the last several decades, botanists and horticultur ists have disagreed as to whether the species Sedum re?exum

there are suf?cient morphological differences between the two plants as to be easily distinguished and to warrant recog nition as two distinct species. Therefore, because the subject plant of this application is the result of cross breeding two cultivars, which conform to Evans’s description of Sedum

successive generations. SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

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them as distinct species and Stephenson refers to them as synonymous and correctly identi?ed as Sedum rupestre. The

‘Nonow’ and will be referred to hereinafter by its cultivar name, ‘Nonow’. The new cultivar of Sedum is a hardy herba ceous perennial grown for use as a landscape and container plant and is particularly suitable as a ground cover. ‘Nonow’ was bred and selected by the Inventor at the Inventor’s nurs ery in Nunica, Mich. ‘Nonow’ was selected as a single unique

early summer. 4. ‘Nonow’ exhibits a dense, low growing habit with foli age that reaches 7 inches in height.

The parent plant, Sedum re?exum differs from ‘Nonow’ in having a mature foliage canopy height of only 6 inches tall

(from ground level) and foliage colored gray-blue during 40

summer, fall, and winter. ‘Nonow’ can be compared to other

cultivars of Sedum re?exum (all are un-patented) which differ from ‘Nonow’ in the following characteristics; ‘Angelina’

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differs in having chartreuse foliage that turns variably yellow,

ground in full sun in Nunica, Mich. The phenotype of the neW cultivar may vary With variations in environmental, climatic,

amber, or orange during the fall and Winter; ‘Green Spruce’, a Weak grower that is colored dark green during spring sum mer and fall, and burgundy-green during Winter, ‘ Sea Gold’, a Weak groWing cream and gray-blue variegated cultivar, and ‘Sandy’s Silver Crest’, a form that turns purple in strong

possible environmental conditions. The color determination

sunlight and has neW groWth of contrasting yelloW-White.

general color terms of ordinary dictionary signi?cance are

and cultural conditions, as it has not been tested under all

is in accordance With The 2001 R.H.S. Colour chart of The

Royal Horticultural Society, London, England, except Where

‘NonoW’ can be compared to other cultivars selected

used.

amongst seedlings from the same cross; ‘Nonist’, ‘Nonah’,

General description:

‘Nonal’, ‘Nonar’, ‘Nonul’, ‘Nonot’, ‘Noneb’, ‘Nonen’,

Blooming periocLiThe last tWo to three Weeks of June to the ?rst or second Week of July in Michigan.

‘Nonic’, and ‘NoniW’. ‘Nonist’ differs from ‘NonoW’ by hav ing leaves that emerge blue-gray and change to blue-green in

Plant habiLiEvergreen perennial, dense, loW groWing

maturity before becoming suffused With red-purple during

habit, mature plant spraWl from central croWn With procumbent stems rooting as they contact the ground.

fall and Winter. Its habit reaches 6 to 7 inches tall. ‘Nonah’

differs from ‘NonoW’ by having leaves that emerge yelloW green often variably suffused With purple-red and holds this color throughout summer. During fall and Winter the purple red hues intensify. Its groWth habit 6 inches tall. ‘Nonal’ differs from ‘NonoW’ in having leaves that emerge clear yel loW and stay clear yelloW throughout summer. During late fall and Winter it becomes variably suffused With red-purple. Its

Height and spreacLiReaches about 7 inches in height (foliage) 12 inches in bloom, maximum spread is

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PropagalioniStem cuttings spring through summer

groWth habit reaches 5 inches tall. ‘Nonar’ differs from ‘NonoW’ in that it has leaves that emerge bright yelloW and

and croWn division throughout the year. Growth raZeiModerate.

stay bright yelloW color until fall and Winter When they change to hues of burnt orange. The exception is the leaves on the loWer 2/3 of the ?oral stem, Which are suffused With burnt orange during the summer. Its groWth habit reaches 4 inches

tall. ‘Nonul’ differs from ‘NonoW’ by having leaves emerge pale bluish-green and stay pale bluish green throughout sum mer. During fall and Winter the leaves become variably suf fused With grayed-purple hues. Its groWth habit reaches 5 inches tall. ‘Nonot’ differs from ‘NonoW’ by having leaves

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that emerge gray-green and mature to medium blue variably

Leaf apeyaiAcute. Leaf venalioniNot conspicuous, color matched leaf color.

Leaf marginsiSmooth, young leaves papilose-ciliate. Leaf aZZachmenLiSessile. Leafpresence and orienZaZioniAscending. 45

144C and change to 144A (maturity). Winter color remains at 144A. 50

Leaf sizeiYoung leaves; an average of 3/8 inch length and 1/16 inch in Width, mature leaves; an average of 3A inches in length and 3/16 inch Width.

The accompanying colored photograph illustrates the over 55

FloWer description: In?orescence zypeiTerminal, cymose, drooping and sub-globose in bud, erect and ?at in ?oWer, concave in

fruit, branches short and forked, dense, many ?oW

ered, sparingly leafy. In?orescence sizeiAn average of 3 inches in Width and 60

DETAILED BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION

The folloWing is a detailed description of the neW cultivar as observed on 2 year-old plants of ‘NonoW’ as groWn in the

Leaf sur?iceiGlabrous and Waxy on upper and loWer surface.

Leafcolor (both surfaces).iln youth leaves are colored

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

groWn in the ground in full sun in Nunica, Mich. The photo graph in FIG. 1 illustrates the summer foliage of ‘NonoW’. The colors in the photograph may differ slightly from the color values cited in the detailed botanical description, Which accurately describe the colors of the neW Sedum using The R.H.S. Colour Chart.

Foliage description: Leaf shapeiAcicular. Leaf divisioniSimple. Leaf arrangemenLiAlternate. Leaf baseiTruncate.

habit reaches 5 inches tall.

all appearance and distinct characteristics of the neW Sedum. The photograph Was taken of a 2 year-old plant of ‘NonoW’ as

Stem sizeil 0 to 12 inches in length and about 1/8 inch in Width. lnlernode lenglhiRanges from 1/16 to 1/2 inch. Stem coloril 44B.

Stem sur?iceiGlabrous.

throughout summer. During fall and Winter the leaves become

suffused With red-purple before changing predominantly to red-purple during late fall and Winter. Its groWth habit reaches 5 inches tall. ‘Nonen’ differs from ‘NonoW’ by having leaves that emerge vibrant spring-green and stay this color during summer, fall, and Winter. Its groWth habit reaches 5 inches tall. ‘Nonic’ differs from ‘NonoW’ by having leaves that emerge sky-blue and stay sky-blue during summer until fall When they change to violet-blue. Its groWth habit reaches 4 inches tall. ‘NoniW’ differs from ‘NonoW’ by having leaves that emerge bright yelloW, mature to light green during sum mer, then become red-tipped during fall and Winter. Its groWth

Stem description: Stem shapeiRound.

Branching habiLiSparsely branched.

that emerge chartreuse-yelloW and stay chartreuse-yelloW variably suffused With red-purple. Its groWth habit reaches 7 inches tall. ‘Noneb’ differs from ‘NonoW’ by having leaves

about 2.5 feet. HardinessiReliably in U.S.D.A. Zones 4B to 7B. Disease and peslsiNo susceptibility or resistance to diseases or pests has been observed.

11/2 inch in depth. Laslingness of in?orescenceiAbout one month. Flower ZypeiPerfect, spreading, 6-starred. Flower number *70 to 80 ?oWers per cyme.

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Flower fragranceiNone. Flower budsiConical in shape, about 3/8 inch in length and 3/16 inch in diameter, ribbed surface, 7A in color.

US PP23,323 P2 5 Flower sizaiAbout 1A inch in length and 1/2 inch in diameter. PedunclexiRound, range from 1/2 inch to 3A inches in length, 1/s inch in Width, 144B in color, glabrous sur face. PedicelxiRound, range from 1A to 1/2 inch in length, 1/s

inch in Width, 144B in color, glabrous surface. Sepals.i6, spreading, ovate to lanceolate in shape, about 1/s inch in length and 3/16 inch in Width, 144B in color on both surfaces, entire margin, acute apex, truncate base, glabrous on both surfaces.

Pelals.i6 spreading, lanceolate in shape, truncate base, acute apex, entire margin, color of inner and outer surfaces is 7A, glabrous on both surfaces.

Reproductive organs: Pislils.i6, held erect, about 3/8 inch in length, stigma 1/32 inch in Width and 151D in color, styles 1A inch in length and 151D in color, ovary 1/10 inch in diameter and 15 l -D in color.

Slamensil 0, about 3/8 inch in length, ?lament 151D in color, anther 151C in color, pollen is sparse in quan tity and 7A in color.

FruiLiRounded With pointed tip, aggregate, range from 1/16 to 1/s inch in length and 1A inch in Width, 151D in color, seed production Was not observed. It is claimed: 1. A neW and distinct variety of Sedum plant named ‘NonoW’ as described and illustrated herein. *

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US PP23,323 P2

Sedum plant named 'Nonow'

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