Black Roses

I am very frequently asked about black roses or where to buy one. They symbolize farewell or death, so they can be an effective way to deliver an ugly message! Actually there is no real breed for pure black roses in nature. They are scientifically created in the laboratory by dying or shading, so what you are actually getting in the market are very dark colored red roses. The velvety feel and the dark color of these roses when exposed to dim light from the top appears as if they are black. In addition, some varieties that are normally brown may appear darker in certain lights as well. Some popular rose types sold under the name of black roses are:

Black Baccara Rose: These are very deep and dark red colored roses available which closely resembles color black. The fresh cut of this rose is liked by all gardeners. The long stem and durable vase life of the rose makes it an important rose for floral arrangements. The rose was introduced by Meilland in France in the year 1954 as a hybrid tea rose. The flower blooms profusely in spring with repeated blooms throughout the summer. The blooms are large in size with soft velvety petals that are tightly formed. It however lacks fragrance. The rose looks really beautiful when arranged with contrast colors like cream and yellow. The rose needs little care and is not highly resistant to diseases. The bush grows 4 to 5 feet tall and about 30 inches wide. Black Baccara roses are best suited as container plants. The darkness of the rose is directly related to the amount of sunlight it is exposed to.  The hardiness of this rose lies in between USDA zone 5 to 9.
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Black Magic Roses: Black magic is a deep red colored rose which looks very close to being black. This is a hybrid tea shrub rose. The flower looks mystic as fresh cut. The dark red bloom appears on long stems. The stems are about 28 inches in length and make interesting flower arrangements. The flower is originated from guinee rose thereby possess an exotic fragrance. The bloom is medium sized with 4 to 5 inches in diameter. The dark velvety petals open out in swirls displaying a double bloom. The opened bloom is garnet red in color. The bush can grow up to 5 feet tall and is hardy for USDA zones 4 to 11. They need proper care and generally do well in warm climates.

black magic rose

Black and White Rose: A cool look for a traditionally colorful flower.

black and white rose

Black Beauty Rose: Black beauty is a hybrid tea rose. The young bud and the reverse of the rose appears black. The bloom of the rose is large and opens up as scarlet red in color. The flower looks vibrant as cut flower and makes any flower decoration look more glorious. The blooms are repetitive throughout the summer and autumn. The rose bears mild fragrance. The shrub can reach the height of 4 feet and is hardy for USDA zones 5 to 9.

black beauty rose                                                               

Black Ice Rose: Black Ice rose is a lovely looking deep red colored rose. The name Black Ice is derived from the parent Iceburg roses. The rose was first bred by Gandy in England in the year 1971. The rose belongs to modern cluster flowered floribunda class. The black bud opens out in beautifully formed large size bloom. The open flower displays scarlet red color with dark shadings resembling black. The petals have a velvet touch and the rose bears a mild fragrance. The shrub does not grow much tall and attains the height of average 2 to 3 feet.  The hardiness USDA zone varies from 4 to 9.    

Black Jade Rose: A cool looking mini, although its more a deep red.                                          

Black roses due to their unusual looks and rarity have been fascinating gardeners and rose lovers all over the world for years. Maybe you don't need to get a black rose tattoo, but they are definitely an interesting addition to a garden!

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