Rose (Rosa 'Black Beauty') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Black Beauty'
'Black Beauty '99'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Dark red
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Growth Habit: Short, 2-3 feet, bushy
Fragrance: None
Hybridizer & year: Discovered by W. Kordes & Sons, 1998
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Sport of: Frisco
Child plants: one child plant


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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2012-07-11
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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Feb 8, 2014 9:37 PM

Black Beauty, one of my favorite roses, started out in my garden as Abracadabra, a striped florists rose that commonly reverts to Hocus Pocus. Hocus Pocus, in turn, commonly reverts to Black Beauty. I enjoyed all three phases of this metamorphosis, but the final product is the best of the three.

Black Beauty is a small rose bush (only about 2 feet tall and 1 foot wide in my zone 9 garden) and it has no fragrance whatsoever, but the beauty of the blooms makes up for these undesirable features. The bush is a floribunda, but the blooms are higher-centered than the exhibition-quality blooms of any hybrid tea. They are carried in clusters at the top of the cane and they are so perfect that they resemble velvet artificial flowers. The petals are dark red, almost purple, with a true-red reverse. The contrast is stunning.

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