Black Bird Rose


One of the newest roses to be introduced is the Black Bird rose. It is actually a red rose tinted with blues and purples to give the petals a dark purple or black tint. Most tinted roses are a white or cream color with the tint either being absorbed up its stem to get a solid color tinted rose or each color injected into the stem which results in a rainbow colored rose.

Tinting any rose is an inexact science so no 2 tinted roses will look exactly alike; they are like snowflakes in that respect. Also, the amount of the tint which the rose takes up its stem to its petals is dependent on a number of things: the variety of rose, the weather conditions, the stage the rose was harvested, etc…

If the rose is tinted too soon, it can result in a rose which is commonly referred to as a “bullet”. A “bullet” is still beautiful and unusual but the petals will not open properly.

New Black Bird Rose

“Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to arise”

About Corina Heppner

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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