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
Hardiness: 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: Double
Flower Fragrance: Slightly Fragrant
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Blooms repeatedly
Habit: Can be trained as a standard or tree form
Patent Information: Patented
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
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.
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.
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.
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 Muscoy, California Reseda, California San Jose, California Baker, Florida Gulf Breeze, Florida Baton Rouge, Louisiana Reno, Nevada Henrietta, New York Hilliard, Ohio Hall Park, Oklahoma