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'Black Magic ®' rose Description
'Black Magic ® (hybrid tea, Evers/Tantau, 1995)' rose photo
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Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Black Magic ®
Bred by Hans Jürgen Evers (1940-2007) (Germany, before 1995).
Introduced in Germany by Rosen-Tantau/Tantau Roses in 1995.
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. (post 1970) in 2001 as 'Black Magic'.
Introduced in Australia by Knight's Roses in before 2014 as 'Daniel Morcombe'.
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.   (Series: New Generation Roses ® Collection)  
Dark red.  None to mild, sweet fragrance.  30 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 5½' to 7' (165 to 215cm).  Width: up to 4' (up to 120cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very mildew resistant.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Australia - Application No: 1997/091  on  1997   VIEW PBR PATENT
Canada - Application No: 98-1415  on  25 May 1998
Application withdrawn on February 2, 2005.
Breeder: Hans Evers, Rosen Tantau Mathias Tantau Nachfolger, Uetersen, Germany
European Union - Patent No: 1613  on  17 Jan 1997
Application No: 19950276  on  10 Jul 1995
Expires October 31, 2022.
United States - Patent No: PP 10,650  on  20 Oct 1998   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 986903  on  8 Dec 1997
Inventor: Evers, Hans-Jurgen (Uetersen, DE). Assignee: Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. (Medford, OR). Hybrid Tea rose having bright red flowers of good petal count on long, straight stems, with moderate thorns, the plant having glossy, dark green foliage and good cut flower production... Parentage: TANorelav x KORlimit... TANkalcig is a cut flower, greenhouse produced rose. Production is 24-26 stems per plant per year...
Sierraflor, a wholesale nursery in Ecuador, sells this rose as a cut flower.
Treloar Roses Says Black Magic has dark blackish red blooms of medium size...
Note discrepancy in breeder codes names. Tantau, U.S. Patent Office and Jackson & Perkins all list TANkalcig.
No. 011 in the 2000 Monza Competition (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)

[Daniel Morcombe (1989 - 2003) was abducted from Woombye, Queensland (Aust.) and murdered. His parents, Bruce and Denise Morcombe have established the Daniel Morcombe Foundation with the aim of educating children about their personal safety. For more information about the foundation and a link to Knights Roses go to]