'Black Boy' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
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Dark red Large-Flowered Climber.
Exhibition name: Black Boy
Crimson, dark brown shading. Moderate fragrance. Very large, semi-double to double, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long, pointed buds.
Height of 13' 1" (400 cm). Width of 9' 10" (300 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Hardy. very vigorous.
There is also a Kordes rose (A Moss, 1958) by this name.
Some difference of opinion about parentage, see References for more information.
Fran Cleland sent these comments along with her photo: A climber of great beauty and tough as an old boot if it is still in the nurseries. Next to 'Lorraine Lee', it is the best known of Alister Clark's roses.