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'Black Velvet' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 19-270
most recent 4 JUN 07 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 JUN 07 by DorothyBrock
I need to find where I can purchase a Black Velvet rose. ASAP!

Dorothy Brock

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Discussion id : 4-491
most recent 25 FEB 04 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Daniel Hanna
I would dispute the 'strong fragrance' and 'disease resistant' particulars in the listing. The fragrance is hard to detect unless the bloom is being warmed by direct sun. While it is black spot resistant, it's no better against mildew than most reds. By comparison to Chrysler Imperial (another red of the same era) it's slightly more resistant.

The bloom form of this rose is superb. It holds well in the vase and the flowers don't 'crimson' with age. Despite American breeding it seems to be lost to cultivation in the US.
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