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PlantFiles: Hybrid Tea Rose
Rosa 'Black Magic'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Magic
Additional cultivar information: (PP10650, aka TANkalcig)
Hybridized by Evers; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1997

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Hybrid Tea

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:
Dark red (dr)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Can be trained as a standard or tree form

Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to mildew

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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6 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive tgwWhale On Dec 7, 2010, tgwWhale from Casco, WI wrote:

I have two Black Magics in my garden. They don't like Wisconsin winters, even when boxed up and buried in ground, and in the spring only a few inches at the bottom are alive. But I like the flower. It is a very dark, rich red in my garden, and the blooms last long both in the garden and in the vase: a week or more in the garden, unless it is very hot, and it holds its color and does not fade out. The growth habit is standard hybrid tea: tall and gangly, with only a few blooms at a time.

It seems susceptible to black spot in my garden, but I spray weekly for black spot and so it is kept in control. In my experience, it is not fragrant. But if you can get several of them, it makes a gorgeous, long-lasting bouquet in a vase.

Positive litisk On Jun 27, 2010, litisk from Gold Canyon, AZ (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant produces beautiful big dark red/maroon blooms. The blooms themselves are very velvety soft. The petals are a little stiff and not as pliable as usual petals. There is no real fragrance that I can smell but the blooms are very nice and seem to stay open a long time on the plant. I would definitely buy this plant again.

Positive HiDesertGirl On Jun 24, 2008, HiDesertGirl from Reno, NV wrote:

This rose is gorgeous. Deep, velvety red blooms. I live in Nevada where winters can be rough; very dry and windy, so I am wary of grafted root roses. Although this rose is sheltered, it does get some weather and wind--still performs! I do hope it gets to six feet but here plants are more stunted.

Positive amarantha00 On Apr 17, 2007, amarantha00 from San Bernardino, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Beautiful velvety color - this is my very favorite cutting rose. Comes on a very prolific bush too.

Positive bkgardens On Sep 25, 2005, bkgardens from Norman, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Beautiful deep red blooms! A great cutting rose! Highly reccommend!

Positive ctowles On Mar 9, 2004, ctowles from Panama City, FL wrote:

I love this rose!! It is one of my favorites. Although I seem to have minature-ized it. I had to transplant and in doing so the blooms are now only about the size of a 50 cent piece. But it is still one of the most eye catching in my yard.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Beaumont, California
Fountain Valley, California
Reseda, California
San Bernardino, California
San Jose, California
Baker, Florida
Gulf Breeze, Florida
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reno, Nevada
Henrietta, New York
Charlotte, North Carolina
Hilliard, Ohio
Norman, Oklahoma

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