Rose (Rosa 'Garden Director Bartje Miller') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Garden Director Bartje Miller'
'MEIrysett'
'Dark Night'
'Eddy Mitchell'
'Dark Knight'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Russet
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Extra Color Info: Dark brick-red, with cream-yellow reverse
Growth Habit: Tall, typically 4-6 feet, upright
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Alain Meilland, before 2008

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: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Russet
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: (Madame A. Meilland x Yakimour) X Epidor

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Date: 2016-04-24
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Location: At a local nurseryDate: 2014-04-19
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Date: 2016-04-25
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Location: Cisco, Tx (between Dallas and Abilene)
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2012-09-26
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Location: Denver Metro CODate: 5/7/15Taken with full overcast in the evening.
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Location: At Regan's NurseryDate: 2014-05-08
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Beautiful even when it's suffering from the heat
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2011-10-16
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Comments:
Posted by Gesalali on Dec 1, 2018 5:54 PM

I have been in search of a "true" purple rose! What is the name of this rose and is it fragrant? I have a light lavender and light magenta ( starts out as a red bud then opens as slightly purplish) both very fragrant -in my garden. Would love to have this rose to add if fragrant.

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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Dec 20, 2019 1:35 AM

Exciting, dramatic, and even flamboyant! Lustrous foliage, so glossy that it looks polished, encircles high-centered blooms of dark red, almost black, with a copper reverse. The blooms age to a russet-brick color that is equally striking. This hybrid tea does not have the typical upright and narrow habit of a hybrid tea in my garden. Its strong branches spread out, creating a bush that's 5-6 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide. This stunning rose does have one shortcoming: It has almost no heat resistance. During the hottest days of summer, some buds refuse to open, while the petals of the open blooms flatten out and lose their definition.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
April Chat - Spring's Here!! by Skiekitty May 3, 2014 5:09 PM 138
Dark Night by zuzu May 25, 2011 11:38 AM 16

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