|Could you please give me step-by-step instructions on growing my own black rose at home. I know you feed it specific formulas of chemicals and that you have to fill the stems with dye using a needle. I don't know what chemicals and dye to use. My Q is what do I use? Could you explain to me how to grow a black rose,please. I've been searching all morning and no one else can tell me.|
|According to the Oxford University rose society, no true black roses exist. Some roses sold as black roses are|
actually dark red or maroon. The petals of many of these dark red roses tend to sunburn easily. To see that a rose is not truly black, hold it up next to a piece of black construction paper. To make a dark red rose appear blacker, put its stem in water that has black ink in it. I have listed some roses that have been mentioned when black roses are discussed. Next to some of the roses a very subjective description of the color is given. * Black Jade: dark red miniature, * Cardinal de Richelieu: dark purple Gallica, * Chateau de Clos-Vougeot: HT, deep red blossoms, blackish highlights, poor growth, * Francis Dubreuil: Tea rose, * Guinee: very, very dark red, * Mr. Lincoln: HT, dark red, * Nuits de Young purple Moss rose, * Oklahoma: HT, deep crimson, * Souvenir du Dr Jamain:Hybrid Perpetual, dark red/maroon, * Sympathie: deep red climber,* Taboo: Popular dark rose that has deep red flowers with darker edges (it reportedly has nearly black buds), * The Prince: English rose, very, very dark red/purple, * Tuscany Superb: Gallica, deep maroon velvet.
Other than putting cut flowers in a vase with some black ink, there's really no other way to darken the color.