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'Nigrette' rose Description
'The Black Rose of Sangerhausen' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Athena's Secret Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
49 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Nigrette
Origin:
Bred by Max Krause (Germany, 1934).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1934 as 'Nigrette'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1935 as 'Nigrette'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Flowers blackish maroon or plum, varying with season and weather. Green wood.  Moderate fragrance.  Medium, double (17-25 petals), open bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Bushy, dense.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires good cultivation if it is to perform its best.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 87  on  13 Mar 1934   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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