What's Darker: a Black Baccara Rose or even a Black Magic Rose?
Several selections of roses have been cultivated that display such dusky, dark, red-to-purple petals that they’ve been tagged “black” Two cultivars, Rosa “Black Baccara” and Rosa “Black Magic” are potential contenders if you want black roses. “Black Baccara” roses, which thrive at U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 to 10, are usually considered to be darker compared to “Black Magic” roses, which thrive in USDA zones 5 to 10 — but only if the “Baccara” roses have been cultivated at a highly controlled environment.
Growing Requirements and Dark Hues
In a column for PennLive, horticulturalist George Weigel writes that commanding the soil light and acidity provides “Black Baccara” roses their muddy hue. When grown in a house garden, nevertheless, the roses don’t consistently reach this kind of dark end. Along with little blossom size and too little odor, the unpredictable coloring makes “Black Baccara” less of a favored, according to Weigel. Therefore, if you want a black rosebush at your yard, there’s no guarantee that “Baccara” will produce very dark blooms. “Black Magic” roses don’t develop as dark a color as “Black Baccara,” however they do are far stable at home gardens.