Rose (Rosa 'Nuits de Young') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Nuits de Young'
'Black Moss'
'Nuits d'Young'
'Old Black'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Dark red
Extra Bloom Info: Double to full, in clusters
Rebloom: None
Class: Moss
Extra Color Info: Dark purple
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Jean Laffay, 1845
Optimal growing zones: USDA zones 3-9

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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Unknown
Child plants: one child plant

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Comments:
Posted by gwhizz (Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia - Zone 7b) on Oct 29, 2011 6:17 PM

A dainty,little black moss rose from the 1800's.Very easy grower and increases well by suckers.Purple- black flowers from mossy buds

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