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'Black Boy' rose Description
'Black Boy (moss, Kordes, 1958)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Marnix
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
26 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Dark red Moss.
Registration name: Black Boy
Origin:
Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997) (Germany, 1958).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1959 as 'Black Boy'.
Class:
Centifolia, Moss, Moss - Modern.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Strong fragrance.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Height of 4' 11" (150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 2b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Notes:
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data was taken on well-established roses.
 
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