'Fiamma nera' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Gaby Durlach
White. Mild fragrance. Average diameter 2". Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), in large clusters bloom form.
Height of up to 16' 5" (up to 500 cm).
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This is possibly mislabeled at the Sangerhausen rosarium - see Ingegnoli's 'Fiamma Nera'.
Fiamma were collar tabs in Italian uniforms. Black collar tabs (Fiamma nera) were worn on the uniforms of the Arditi, a troop of irregulars led by Gabriele d'Annunzio, during his occupation of Fiume (Rijeka) in 1919-20. Their uniform of black shirts and black fez were taken on by Mussolini's paramilitary forces. A song of this name was published in 1921.