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'Blackboy' rose References
Book  (2000)  Page(s) 118.  Includes photo(s).
‘Black Boy’/’Blackboy’ = Grimpant à grande fleur. Très populaire en Australie, ce grimpant y est passé de jardin en jardin sous forme de boutures... rouge cramoisi intense, plus clair au revers des pétales, et pâlissant avec l’âge. Groupées en opulents bouquets… grandes et doubles, délicieusement odorantes… floraison massive… feuillage clair, vert olive… Elle n’est suivie d’aucun rappel digne de ce nom. Clark, Australie, 1919.
Book  (8 May 1999)  Page(s) 118.  Includes photo(s).
Black Boy ('Blackboy') Large-flowered Climber. Clark (Australia) 1919. 'Etoile de France' x 'Bardou Job' (or vice versa)... a popular climber in Australia... It is not as dark as the name implies, being a rich deep crimson, paler on the petal reverse, and lightening in color as the flowers age...
Book  (Apr 1999)  Page(s) 372-373.  
Black Boy Climbing Hybrid Tea. A. Clarke 1919. Parentage: 'Étoile de France' x 'Bardou Job'. The author cites information from different sources... scarlet overlaid with blackish shades... [popular in Australia, where the breeder lived]
Book  (1994)  Page(s) 119.  
Black Boy Climbing Hybrid Tea 1919. 'Bardou Job' x 'Etoile de France'. One of [Alister Clark's] first great success... One of the few [Clark roses] which never went out of commerce.
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 78.  Includes photo(s).
Black Boy Large-flowered Climber. Alister Clark (Australia) 1919. Description... Striking easily from cuttings and almost indestructible once established, 'Black Boy' has been popular in Australian gardens for so long that its name is apt to be attached to almost any dark red rose, climbing or not, whose real name has been forgotten... Parentage: 'Étoile de France' x 'Bardou Job'
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 52.  
Black Boy Large-flowered Climber, very dark red, 1919, ('Blackboy'); 'Étoile de France' x 'Bardou Job'; Clark, A. Description.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 135.  Includes photo(s).
Black Boy Large-flowered climber. Parentage: 'Etoile de France' x 'Bardou Job'. Australia 1919. Description and cultivation... a beautiful, blackish crimson... recurrent...
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 205, 328.  
Black Boy A. Clark, 1919. From 'Étoile de France' x 'Bardou Job'. [Author cites several sources, see Source.]
p. 328: Black Boy Climber. Alister Clark 1919
Magazine  (Apr 1950)  Page(s) 8.  
G. A. Williams. Modern Roses [column]. Blackboy Very large bloom, semi-double, reddish black in colour; has long, strong canes with very sparse foliage; often has long, bare canes if growth too profuse and cane not shortened back by about one-third.
Book  (1947)  Page(s) 132.  
 Black Boy (HT)  Fragrant. Habit 6. Needs little introduction to Australian gardens. A rampant grower. Blooms are borne in great profusion. They are deep velvety crimson, shaded maroon; richly fragrant and borne on long stiff stems. Open quickly to semi-double but splendid for decoration. Bush likes warmth and is very hardy.
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