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Black Cherry™ Floribunda Rose

2-Quart
Item # 34660
$22.95
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'JACreflo' PP#18,704

Expect this floribunda to rebloom all summer!
It may get its name from the large, nearly black buds that begin its marvelous blooms, but Black Cherry™ undoubtedly gets its fine reputation from the exquisite deep red flowers and rich, old-fashioned damask scent with which it fills the garden all summer. An old-fashioned fragrance that may remind you of your grandmother's garden, it is evocative and irresistible. It's no wonder it was named our Floribunda of the Year® in 2006!

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.

Genus Rosa
Variety 'JACreflo'
PPAF PP#18,704
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 4 - 10
Bloom Season Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
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
Fragrance Damask, Light
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
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Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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quick grower
Linda from CA wrote (July 16, 2012):
A sale shopper, i ordered 4 bare roots and as soon as they arrived ii planted them in two beds, 2'x4' just six weeks ago. really hardy little guys in my tough, dry sandy soil where other plants couldn't survive the summer. In one bed i have 5 buds on one 1' plant and 8 full blooms on the other. no blooms yet on the two that are greening along...tiny buds now but hope for full 4" blooms as they all mature....fantastic color! Yea!
Whether you’re deadheading, removing dead wood, or performing an annual pruning, make sure your cuts are no more than ¼ inch (5 mm) above a bud, and slope the cut away from the bud, to prevent water from collecting on it.
  • Your cuts should always be clean, so keep your pruning shears sharp, and use pruning tools that are appropriately sized to whatever size stems you are cutting.

  • To encourage an open-centered form, cut to an outward-facing bud. To encourage upright growth on roses with a spreading habit, prune a few of the stems to inward-facing buds.

  • Prune any dieback to the healthy, white pith.

  • Remove dead or diseased stems, as well as any that cross or are spindly.

  • Your goal should be to have well-spaced stems that allow for a free flow of air.

  • If pruning an established plant, remove any old wood that is flowering poorly, and use a saw to get rid of old stubs that are no longer producing new shoots.

  • Other than climbing roses, you should prune newly planted roses hard, which encourages vigorous shoot production.

  • When removing suckers, trace them back to the roots from which they are growing, and simply take them off.
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    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.