Black Cherry™ Floribunda Rose

2006 Floribunda of the Year®

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

Item # 34660
Ships in Fall at the proper planting time for your zone. View Schedule
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4 - 10
Bloom Start To End
Early Summer - Late Summer
Plant Height
3 ft - 4 ft
Plant Width
3 ft - 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
Damask, Light
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Moisture Requirements
Moist, well-drained
Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Soil Tolerance
Normal, loamy
Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Ornamental, Outdoor
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
  Average Based on 7 Review(s)
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Great Rose for Houston
drossb1986 from TX wrote (January 12, 2017):
Black Cherry was purchased in 2016 bareroot for my rose garden in Houston. Our heat and humidity is tough on roses, but Black Cherry has been an absolute all-star. No blackspot or mildew issues at all and it has bloomed its heart out. Easily a top-5 rose out of the 40 varieties I currently have.
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.