Black Cherry™ Floribunda Rose

Mildew and Rust Resistant!


Fade-proof and Exquisitely Formed, these Blooms Emit a Lovely Damask Fragrance!

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Genus
Rosa
Variety
'JACreflo'
ppaf
PP#18,704
Zone
4 - 10
Bloom Start To End
Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit
Upright
Plant Height
3 ft - 4 ft 6 in
Plant Width
3 ft 6 in - 4 ft
Bloom Size
3 in - 4 in
Additional Characteristics
Bloom First Year, Fragrance, Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color
Dark Red
Bud Shape
Ovoid, Pointed
Foliage Color
Glossy, Medium Green
Fragrance
Damask, Light
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Moisture Requirements
Moist, well-drained
Resistance
Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Soil Tolerance
Normal, loamy
Uses
Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Bareroot vs. 2-Quart

World's Finest Roses

Have you browsed through your favorite gardening catalog or website looking for the newest roses to plant in your garden and wondered whether it would be best to choose bareroot roses or those in nursery pots? Or does it matter? If you’re like most rose gardeners, this question has come up at one point or another. And we want to help you find the answer as to what’s the best for you and your garden.


Bareroot Roses

Bareroot

Bareroot roses are an inexpensive and easy option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Bareroot roses meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. And of course, since they aren't in soil when you get them, there’s no mess to contend with.


Bareroot roses may look dead, with their brown roots and dormant stem, but plants that arrive this way actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive growth of leaves during planting, which is very stressful.

You can plant your bareroot roses earlier in the growing season as well, since there aren't any leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area’s last frost date in the spring. Since they don’t have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish quickly.


2-Quart

2-Quart roses should typically be planted in late spring and fall. They’re easy to plant (all you need is a trowel), and they provide instant gratification, as they aren't dormant and will have buds within a few short weeks, if they don’t when they arrive. They’re also perfect for transplanting into decorative containers and make an attractive gift.


2-Quart roses are usually nicely leafed out, and may even have flowers on them, which is a great way for you to know when you purchase them what they’re going to look and smell like. As you can see, there are advantages to both bareroot or 2-Quart roses, so whichever you decide is the best for your garden, we feel certain you’ll become a lifelong rose lover, if you aren't already!

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One beautiful rose!
from KY wrote (July 06, 2016):
I just want to express that Jackson & Perkins has the most beautiful roses of any company. I'm so excited every time I receive one. They look so health and beautiful, very impressed. The customer service is great too.
Very Nice Dark Red Rose
jeff3948 from NV wrote (June 18, 2016):
I first purchased this rose in 2006 when it first came out. I planted it in a 22" wide by 16" high pot. It has been in the same pot and the same soil now for 10 years and still going strong. I love the dark red beautifully shaped blooms which gets darker as it ages, unlike say Mister Lincoln which gets lighter as it ages. The scent of this rose has one of the most beautiful fragrances I have every enjoyed in a rose, which is not perfume sweet like Mister Lincoln but a damask like fragrance that I just can't enough of. I just want to smell it over and over again. When it blooms in spring it has literally 2 dozen blooms at one time and you can smell the fragrance as you approach the bush. It is a very bushy plant with beautiful dark green glossy leaves. It blooms almost repeatedly the rest of the summer. The blooms do get smaller during the hot summer months but they are still are beautifully shaped with that enchanting fragrance.
Beatifully Dark Red With Damask Fragrent
Jeff from NV wrote (May 10, 2016):
This rose bush is a strong grower. I planted it in bare root form in mid March and it now has at least 20 buds that started to flower on May 5th. The flowers are deep red and do NOT fade to a scarlet/pink color like Mister Lincoln does. Also, it is darker than Mister Lincoln. The fragrance is nothing like the perfume like Mister Lincoln, instead has a moderate but incredible antique damask fragrance, which I love. This is my second Black Cherry Rose bush. I bought my first one when it came out in 2006. The first Black Cherry is still alive and well in the same pot (20" wide by 16" tall) I originally planted it in. That means it's 10 years old this year!! I have never change the soil in the pot either, instead I just replenished it with a couple trowels full of chicken manure every year and then fertilized it lightly once a month. The reason I bought a second one is because I love it so much, I want to have more deep red cut flowers to decorate my house with beauty and fragrance during the spring, summer and fall seasons. This is a great rose that I have cherished for a decade now.
Hardy as heck!
rooey from OH wrote (May 04, 2015):
I have grown 2 of these in very large containers for many years. Overwintered on my unheated, screened in porch, they come back and bloom like gangbusters every year. Very little black spot issues. Striking in bloom.
Grows 5-6 ft here in CA
Ebilwabbit from CA wrote (November 18, 2013):
Wow... these roses were sent to us as 2-quart potted roses of 4-6" tall, and each of the 4 we have, they're all 4 feet or more tall. Two of them are nearly 6 feet tall and well filled in after only 6 months. I can't wait to see what they do after their spring pruning. The blossoms are such a large bloom in a stunning pomegranate red that you can't help but see them even in a garden full of blooms.
Best roses
from wrote (March 04, 2013):
I have used their roses when I was able to buy them in the store and I was always very happy with the product. I am glad to see that I can get other plants from them besides roses. We will be ordering more.

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Anyone can grow roses - all that's needed is a spot with 6 hours of sun a day. Roses are even well suited to container growing, so you don't have the excuse of no garden space!

STEP 1

If planting bareroot roses, first soak roots in lukewarm water for 12 to 24 hours. If you can’t plant your roses right away, you may leave them in their boxes for up to a week in a cool, dark place. Be sure to sprinkle roots with water every few days.

STEP 2

Dig a hole about 12" deep and 24" wide. Make sure it’s large enough to give the plant’s root system plenty of room to develop after planting. Loosen the soil at the bottom and sides with your shovel.

STEP 3

Traditional images for the holiday season: Poinsettias, pine cones, red berries, and glittering silver balls! It can be transplanted outdoors after the holidays, where it can grow to 14 feet high!

STEP 2

Dig a hole about 12" deep and 24" wide. Make sure it’s large enough to give the plant’s root system plenty of room to develop after planting. Loosen the soil at the bottom and sides with your shovel.

STEP 3

Fill the hole with water. It should drain in one hour. If the water remains longer, dig deeper to improve the drainage – or mound your soil and plant the rose in a raised bed.

STEP 3

Fill the hole with water. It should drain in one hour. If the water remains longer, dig deeper to improve the drainage – or mound your soil and plant the rose in a raised bed.

STEP 4

Build a mound in the center of the hole to support roots. Set rose on top, making sure the crown (the point where the canes join together at the shank) is at ground level, or a little lower in cold climates.

STEP 4

Build a mound in the center of the hole to support roots. Set rose on top, making sure the crown (the point where the canes join together at the shank) is at ground level, or a little lower in cold climates.

STEP 5

Fill the hole with two thirds of the remaining soil mixed with peat moss or compost. Tamp down gently with your hands. Add water, let it soak in, then finish filling the hole with soil. Tamp down lightly and water well.

STEP 5

Fill the hole with two thirds of the remaining soil mixed with peat moss or compost. Tamp down gently with your hands. Add water, let it soak in, then finish filling the hole with soil. Tamp down lightly and water well.

STEP 6

Spread mulch, compost or bark chips around the plant to suppress weed growth and help retain moisture. Water 3 to 4 times a week until leaves begin to grow.

STEP 6

Spread mulch, compost or bark chips around the plant to suppress weed growth and help retain moisture. Water 3 to 4 times a week until leaves begin to grow.

STEP 7

Your plants will leaf out faster if you mist the canes as often as possible while they’re getting started. Roses need plenty of moisture both above and below the soil to develop fully.

STEP 7

Your plants will leaf out faster if you mist the canes as often as possible while they’re getting started. Roses need plenty of moisture both above and below the soil to develop fully.

The Jackson and Perkins Difference


Grown in California by the World’s Best Rose Professionals

World's Finest Roses

California provides one of the finest rose-growing environments in the world. All of our roses are grown in soil that is tested and analyzed to ensure they are grown with the exact level of essential nutrients needed. The proper amounts of fertilizer, water, and nutrients are then added to the roses during their active growth cycle by our experienced rose growers.

Each rose is hand selected and prepared by seasoned professional rose growers. Our experienced growers are continually evaluating and testing the roses in the fields to ensure maximum rose health.

All of this tender loving care under the generous California sun results in a young but vigorously growing rose plant with a root system that is ready for fast blooming in your rose garden.

Exclusive and Superior Rose Breeding Process


Jackson and Perkins exclusive rose varieties have been bred to exhibit the most preferred rose characteristics for rose gardeners. It takes many years to develop a single rose variety, and our rose breeders have painstakingly evaluated, tested, and grown superior new genetic features into these new rose varieties for introduction.

The healthy rose plant canes are now hand groomed for the customers' garden presentation. The roses are then harvested at the perfect time in preparation for shipping and customer planting. All of these steps, from rose research, planting, budding, growing, harvesting and storing, are essential to ensure you receive a healthy, vigorous Jackson & Perkins rose plant, the WORLD’S FINEST ROSE.

What to Expect
If this is the first time your are planting a bare root rose, you may be surprised by their brown roots and dormant stem. However, bare root roses provide the easiest and fastest way of planting roses without the concern of transplant shock.

Bare root roses may appear to be dead upon arrival, but the plants actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive and stressful growth of leaves right after planting.

Bare root roses are the best option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Our bare root roses are fully established plants that meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. Of course, since they are not in soil when you get them, there's no mess to contend with.

You can plant your bare root roses earlier in the growing season, since there are no leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area's last frost date in the spring and no later than two weeks after that average date. Since they don't have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish faster than those that arrive in containers.

Due to the nature of plants and the fact that some are younger than others, there will be some variance in the size of our bareroot roses. However, they have all gone through the same quality inspections in order to make sure they meet the high standards we expect from all of our roses.

Gold Standard Stamp of Approval
Gold Standard Stamp of Approval
Each Jackson and Perkins rose is individually inspected and graded to meet our standards for shape, viability, fragrance, and disease resistance.
Jackson and Perkins Exclusive Preservation Process
Our roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth utilizing a state-of-the-art wet cooler. By providing a uniform storage temperature just above freezing and employing a fog system to provide a consistent humidity of 100%, we are able to ensure that each of our roses remains fully hydrated and does not come out of its dormancy before leaving our facility. Bare root roses ordered elsewhere often arrive dry and shriveled. Through our exclusive preservation process, Jackson and Perkins is able to provide a fully hydrated premium bare root rose. Prior to entering the shipping container, we carefully wrap the root system to preserve the moisture and to provide a top-quality rose that is in optimal planting condition.

World's Finest Roses
Our Superior Bare Root Rose Growing Process
Our roses are hand budded by professional rose budders to ensure you receive a true-to-variety quality rose. This takes a special skill. These professional hand budders make sure the bud union lives and the rose plant becomes the premium Jackson and Perkins rose variety desired.

At the end of the rose growth cycle, when the rose plant has hardened off and is ready to be harvested, the roses are hand selected according to our top-quality Jackson and Perkins rose standards.