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'Black Boy' rose Description
'Black Boy (LCl, Clark, before 1918)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
18 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Dark red Large-Flowered Climber.
Exhibition name: Black Boy
Origin:
Bred by Alister Clark (Australia, before 1918).
Introduced in Australia by E. & W. Hackett Ltd. in 1919 as 'Black Boy'.
Class:
Large-Flowered Climber.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Climbing.  
Height of 13' 1" (400 cm).  Width of 9' 10" (300 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Hardy.  very vigorous.  
Notes:
Some difference of opinion about parentage, see References for more information.

Proceeds from the sale of this rose were donated to the S.A. Horticultural society and the National Rose Society of S.A.

There is also a Kordes rose (a Moss, 1958) by this name.

 
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