Black Magic Rose flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 10 feet
Spread: 6 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Group/Class: Hybrid Tea Rose
Almost black buds open to reveal very deep red blooms that appear edged in black, complimenting the rich deep green foliage; great for the garden, containers, or along borders
Black Magic Rose is smothered in stunning lightly-scented dark red flowers at the ends of the branches from early summer to mid fall, which emerge from distinctive black flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Black Magic Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Black Magic Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Black Magic Rose will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.