Black Cherry Floribunda Rose

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Jackson & Perkins Floribunda of the Year 2006

Our 2006 Floribunda of the Year, bred by renowned hybridizer, Dr. Keith Zary, is marvelous from bud to bloom, setting clusters of pointed, ovoid buds that are nearly black. Once they open, the exquisitely formed, dark red blooms are 3 to 4 inches wide, comprised of 20 to 25 petals, and fade proof. Standing atop 14- to 18-inch stems, they emit a lovely old-fashioned damask fragrance and make wonderful cut flowers, displaying a dazzling bouquet on each branch and proving quite long-lasting in the vase.

Black Cherry Floribunda Rose begins blooming in early summer and keeps on going in waves all season long, especially if it's promptly deadheaded. Black Cherry Floribunda Rose a vigorous and easy-to-grow rose, heat tolerant and rust and powdery mildew resistant, meaning Black Cherry Floribunda Rose is a good choice for warmer climates.

Suitable as a low hedge or container plant as well as a border standout, Black Cherry Floribunda Rose reaches a mature size of 3 to 4 feet high and wide, its glossy, medium green foliage staying healthy and attractive all season long.

Prune Black Cherry Floribunda Rose in spring by cutting back any dead or diseased wood and any canes that cross. Cut back by about one third in warmer climates, a bit more, trim a little more than that.

NOTE: Tree and patio roses are hardy to Zone 6 regardless of the rose variety grafted to their tops.


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Genus Rosa
Variety 'JACreflo'
ppaf PP18,704
Zone 4 - 10
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 3 ft - 4 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Bloom Size 3 in - 4 in
Petal Count 25
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Repeat Bloomer, Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color Dark Red
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape Double, High-centered
Foliage Color Glossy, Medium Green
Fragrance Damask, Light
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Landscapes
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Canada

Product Review Summary

Based on 8 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

April 15, 2018

Sweet Little Rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I purchased a couple 2qt Black Cherry roses. They arrived in bad shape: damaged during shipping. I contacted J&P customer service right away, and they sent an immediate replacement. The new roses arrived green and healthy. This is an amazing little rose: pretty foliage, fast growing, and apparently disease resistant. I’m impressed. This rose performs like a Knockout. Thank you J&P.

Mido from TX
January 12, 2017

Great Rose for Houston

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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.

drossb1986 from TX
July 06, 2016

One beautiful rose!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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.

from KY
June 18, 2016

Very Nice Dark Red Rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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.

jeff3948 from NV
May 10, 2016

Beatifully Dark Red With Damask Fragrent

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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.

Jeff from NV

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