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'Black Boy' rose Description
'Black Boy (LCl, Clark, 1919)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Sergio Scudu
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, 1919).
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:
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.

 
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