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, Idaho

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

Choosing Your Roses

Bare root roses are the most common form of roses for spring and early season planting, and come in two types: grafted and own root.

Grafted Bare root Roses
Own root Bare root Roses

Grafted roses, sometimes referred to as budded bare root roses, have roots that belong to a different variety of rose than the shoots. While the shoots will grow into the variety of rose you've selected, the root variety has been specially grown and developed for hardiness, improved resistance to common diseases, and improved resistance to certain weather conditions. The roots on any grafted rose you receive are usually already two years old, so they'll establish in your garden more quickly when planted.

Own root roses are grown from rose shoot cuttings and develop their own root system. Unlike grafted roses, both their roots and shoots come from the same variety of plant.

All Jackson & Perkins bare root roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth in our state-of-the-art wet cooler, so they'll be delivered to you with no foliage or blooms. The wet cooler has a uniform storage temperature set just above freezing and uses a fog system to provide consistent humidity of 100%, ensuring the roses remain fully hydrated and don't exit dormancy before leaving our facility. While you might see some variance in size, even within the same variety of bare root rose, all our roses meet the same rigorous standards of quality.

So, not sure which type of bare root rose you should choose? Don't worry, we've got that covered. We've researched which varieties of bare root roses grow better as grafted or own root, and both types can be planted in the early spring months, so just choose the variety of rose you're most interested in and get planting.

Though you might be surprised or intimidated when you receive a box of bare root roses filled with roots and shoots, rest assured, with the proper care, these little bundles will grow into stunning roses.

Container Roses

Container Roses

Container roses are typically available in 2-quart sizes or larger and come with established foliage that may or may not have blooms. While bare root roses should generally be planted in early spring, container roses allow you quite a bit more flexibility in planting time, from spring all the way through fall in many zones. Fall can be a good season to plant container roses because it allows them enough time to establish themselves before cold or freezing temperatures arrive.

Jackson and Perkins One Year Roses

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.

Bareroot Roses

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

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.

Gold Standard Stamp of Approval

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.

World's Finest Roses

Jackson and Perkins World's Finest Roses

The Jackson and Perkins Difference

Jackson & Perkins is one of the most recognized names in the gardening industry. In fact, for decades rose lovers have considered Jackson & Perkins synonymous with great roses. How has Jackson & Perkins earned this reputation? Simple, for over 100 years we have brought our customers the world's finest selection of roses.

Jackson & Perkins became a leader in the world of roses by producing dozens of award-winning roses. Jackson & Perkins has won more All-America Rose Selection awards than any other US company. In addition to the AARS awards, Jackson & Perkins has won numerous other awards, including the coveted Golden Rose of The Hague and the Royal National Rose Society’s President’s International trophy, among others.

From seed to market a new garden rose can take 8 to 10 years to develop. Every year, thousands of seedlings are grown but only a handful are selected to move into the trial phase. During this time, potential new roses are grown and evaluated in different climatic regions of the country. Our rosarians are looking for rose bushes that have stronger disease resistance, vigorous growth habits, and clean healthy foliage. When it comes to blooms, they are looking for improved flower form, unique colors, and strong fragrance.

Today Jackson & Perkins offers over 200 varieties of roses that includes a broad selection of exclusive roses, historical favorites, and innovative genetics from hybridizers around the world. We have two seasons each year for roses. In the spring, we offer bare root rose bushes, bare root 36” trees, 24” patio trees, and container grown roses. Our fall season is all bush roses, and they are available in 2QT and 1GL containers.

Whether you are new to roses or are an experienced rosarian, our online store has rose varieties for you. Our website is packed with information. You will find each rose fully described and lots of articles and videos that will help answer all your questions. Our call center staff have decades of experience and are just a phone call away.

Jackson & Perkins is here to help you in every way on your rose-growing journey.  There is no other plant in the garden that comes in more colors, fragrances, shapes, or forms, or performs as many functions than roses do.

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