Can You Buy Black Rose Bushes? Where?


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Thomas Rooney Profile
Thomas Rooney answered
There is currently no truly black rose. There are a number of darker varieties, but they only actually achieve a very dark crimson colour, which may appear black at some distances or in certain lights.

Three species in particular are noted: The Black Beauty, Black Magic and Black Baccara. The first two hold darker red or crimson hues, whilst the Black Baccara is the blackest rose that grows. It is a free flowering, bushy plant that is said to be quite resistant to flower diseases. It ranges from an extremely dark red through dark burgundy to deep red. It is available to purchase from many places online, and most likely in larger garden centres or florists.

The bare root of the flower is available to purchase usually between November and February due to seasonal conditions required to grow the flowers. Garden Roses ( deliver Black Baccara roses, and also allow customers to specify certain details prior to ordering, strength of fragrance, height etc.

Whilst growing and tending your own Black Baccara rose bush will be quite hard as the bare root is not available to order until the autumn, it is possible to black your own roses if you have a readily available supply from your own garden or a florist. You'll need to first de-thorn the rose, and then cut the stem so it is open. Place the rose in a vase of water that has been coloured black with some food dye, and leave it for a few days. As the rose absorbs the blackened water from the vase, the colour will reach the petals and turn them a darker hue. This works best with already dark red roses, as it is better to have a very dark scarlet than to turn white roses grey!
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Anonymous answered
You can't. They don't exist yet. Cultivators have been working hard in trying to produce a black rose. While no jet-black rose yet exists, there are some of such a deep red as to suggest black; e.g., Rosa 'Black Magic' and, pictured above, Rosa 'Ruby Celebration.' Alternatively, some florists dry fresh roses and dye them black.
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Anonymous answered
It is true that there is not a Jet black rose. However there is a very close breed. I know I had them imported from greenland 8 years ago. However they are very sensitive plants. You cannot touch them. And they can not be exposed to bright light. I had a florist search high and low for this flower. They are amazing. $10.00 a rose.
Melody Reid Profile
Melody Reid answered
Try Taboo, introduced in 1988.  It has truly black buds that open to dark red roses.  The leaves are even dark colored.  I have had it in my garden for many years.  It is definitely darker than the Black Magic roses I have seen.  My Black  Bacarra died the first year, so I do not know which one is the darker rose.
moressa neeley Profile
moressa neeley answered
I believe Jackson & Perkins has patented a black rose recently. Try their website or try Monrovia Nursery in California.

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