|Rose 'Black Baccara'|
If I am being completely honest there is no such thing as a black rose.
However, there are a few cultivated varieties that have taken advantage of the very dark red pigments that roses can produced.
There are a number of different varieties of these so-called black flowering roses - the most popular being 'Black Jade' and 'Black Baccara'.
How to grow black roses
To preserve the deep colouration, plant out of direct sunlight to prevent the flowers from bleaching - partial shade is preferable. Once planted, water in thoroughly.
Using a good quality, well-rotted farm manure give your black roses a good thick mulch in the autumn, and once again in the spring. This will help to provide the nutrients needed to maintain healthy growth over the spring and summer.
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