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Karl Bapst (aka The Rosenut)
Discussion id : 5-242
most recent 22 JAN 04 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 21 JAN 04 by Unregistered Guest
where and how do you get the black rose? my girlfriend requested them for a special occasion
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 22 JAN 04 by Unregistered Guest
There are no natural black roses. Some are so dark red or maroon that they appear black. Much depends on time of year, weather, and temperature. I was just lucky to get bushes that bloomed with really dark flowers. A lot of iron in the soil will darken already dark roses. I use bloodmeal which is rich in natural iron.
You can also purchase black floral spray and color red roses so they appear black.
I did not do that to mine. They grew naturally that way but they are really dark dark red/maroon.
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