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 Lesley Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy growing them, learning about them and I love creating bouquets of freshly cut flowers. In our climate where it's winter most of the time, the growing season is way too short, so I have started this blog to get my fix all winter! I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, especially if you're lucky enough to live in a warm climate and can grow flowers all year long. 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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