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'Black Beauty ®' rose Description
'Black Beauty ® (hybrid tea, Kordes 1999)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
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Dark red Floribunda.
Registration name: KORfleur
Discovered by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany, 1998).
Floribunda, Florists Rose.  
Dark red.  None / no fragrance.  30 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  High-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Thornless (or almost).  
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  
Australia - Application No: 1999/201  on  1999   VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 11,185   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Treloar Roses says Black Beauty '99 is a sport of 'Frisco'. It has medium-sized flowers of velvet red with an inclination toward black, with a yellowish reverse...
According to the Canadian Plant Breeders' Rights Office, an application (No. 97-1079) for KORfleur was filed by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc.
According to the US Patent for KORfleur, this rose is a red Floribunda which has very high cut-flower production and a very long vase life. It was discovered as a single branch spontaneous mutation of a plant of KORflapei growing in a greenhouse in Bemmel, The Netherlands, in 1997, which bore a red flower as compared to the bright yellow flowers of KORflapei. KORfleur differs from KORflapei in flower color and in anther (filament) color. It has the same high cut flower production and long vase life of its parent.