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Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
35 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Red blend Hybrid Tea.
Origin:
Bred by Georges Delbard (1905-1999) (France, 1997). Bred by Henri Delbard (France, 1997).
Introduced in United States by Heirloom Roses, Inc. (USA) as 'Dancing In The Dark'.
Introduced in France by Delbard/Georges Delbard SA in 2004 as 'Hommage à Barbara'.
Introduced in Australia by Delbard (Australia) in 2009 as 'Hommage à Barbara'.
Introduced in United States by Certified Roses in 2018 as 'Dancing In The Dark'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea, Shrub.   (Series: Couture Collection)  
Bloom:
Dark red, darker outer petals.  Intense deep red, developing to black..  None to mild fragrance.  Full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, fluted petals, formal bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, compact, rounded.  Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  

Height: 47" (120cm).  Width: 47" (120cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Very hardy.  heat tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
Australia - Patent No: AU4032P  on  21 Jun 2010
Application No: 2008/197  on  27 Jun 2008   VIEW PBR PATENT
In 1997 Seed parent ‘Koreipark’ was crossed with pollen parent ‘Adharman’. The resultant seeds were harvested and sown in Jan 1998 ....In 1999 plant number was multiplied to 99, and so forth until numbers sufficient for commercial release in 2005 in France. Observations made over this period showed that ‘Delchifrou’ was genetically stable. No offtypes detected in May 1992.
First sold in France March 2005.
 
European Union - Patent  on  2005
 
France - Application  on  2004
Notes:
Dedicated to Barbara (June 9, 1930 - November 24, 1997), French singer, on June 6, 2006 at Roseraie l'Hay.
No. 111 in the 2002 Monza Competition (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)

Source: Dancing In The Dark