'Black Boy' rose Description
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Dark red Moss.
Registration name: Black Boy
Centifolia, Moss, Moss - Modern.
Dark red. Strong fragrance. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Height of 4' 11" (150 cm).
USDA zone 2b and warmer. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
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.