Black Cherry™ Floribunda Rose
The blooms, which open from attractive pointed, ovoid buds, are fully double, 3 to 4 inches wide, and very long-lasting after cutting. This floribunda begins flowering in early summer and continues in waves all season, especially if deadheaded promptly. Vigorous and easy, it is heat tolerant and resistant to such diseases as powdery mildew and rust, which makes it easier to grow in warmer climates.
Black Cherry™ reaches 3 to 4 feet high and wide, suitable as a low hedge or container subject as well as a border standout. Its flowers are fade-proof and exquisitely formed. Make this reblooming delight an integral part of your sunny garden for many years to come!
Plant in well-drained soil in full sun. Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom. Spring pruning is recommended. Old and dead wood should be removed and canes that cross need to be cut back. Gardeners in warmer climates should cut back the remaining canes by about one-third, while those in colder areas will probably want to prune a little more than that.
|Zone||4 - 10|
|Bloom Season||Early Summer - Late Summer|
|Plant Height||3 ft - 4 ft|
|Plant Width||3 ft - 4 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Bloom First Year, Fragrance, Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer, Flower|
|Bloom Color||Dark Red|
|Bud Shape||Ovoid, Pointed|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green, Glossy|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Powdery Mildew, Rust, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant|
|Season Of Interest||Summer|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Ornamental, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:
1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".
2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.
3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.
4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.