Black Roses - The Black Baccara
There is a strange magical quality of black flowers that has engrossed human beings for ages. The color black arouses within us a dominant mood of anticipation of the mystical; the very spirit of a black rose seems to start off from the premise of the inaccessible, the incredible and the unnatural realm.
A pure black rose might not exist, yet there are varieties of very dark red roses that have names like "Black Baccara", "Barkarole", "Black Beauty" and "Black Magic".
Over the passage of time, black roses have invoked an assortment of figurative or emblematic meanings. Beginning from deviant worlds to death, revenge, farewell or regeneration, the black rose has come to be perceived in countless dissimilar and diverse ways as per the instance.
We might observe how the figurative meanings may fluctuate and vary with circumstances but the fascinating truth is that black roses truly are non-existent. What is commonly seen to be black roses are in point of fact simply dark-red colored roses, which have such a deep tinge to their redness that they merely emerge as black. It might be that very soon researchers might come up with a black rose one of these days, because those who work on hybridizing techniques have concerned themselves with this tricky problem for quite some time.
The Black Baccara is truly a magical rose - with a very deep red color and it has a black velvety hint to the petals. This makes it really appear black and has to be seen to be believed.
This is perhaps the darkest rose. Their blackberry-colored petals also have a propensity to be blacker before the blooms begin to flower into a texture that is velvety to the eye and to the touch. They reach a height of up to four feet and flower right throughout June to August. The Black Baccara rose is, without question, the darkest red rose accessible that appears almost black. Perhaps not absolutely black, but the petals are a very deep red with bluish shade. The buds are very dark indeed and when they flower they open into intensely dark red blooms that are of a medium size on a hybrid Tea rose that are inclined to be more to a compressed bush size. As it grows to about a length of 3 feet and a width of 32 inches the Black Baccara is, in reality, fairly diminutive: almost a border or a container rose.
It is an energetic grower with condensed sprays and a repeat blooming. The flowers have very taut petals which are excellent as cut flowers. The quantity of sunlight received does bear a direct consequence on the exact ultimate color of the bloom but the buds are always seen to be the darkest. Certainly, like other varieties of Tea roses, they flower on new wood; pruning early on in spring to allow this is crucial.
Black Baccara is very sensitive to soil and environmental conditions and climate, and on occasion is known to suddenly develop a misshapen head or "bullhead". This has been put to test under a variety of conditions; the one that seemed to affect most was lower temperature.
The "black roses" ought to be grown in sunshine, but you should be paying special attention to possible sunburn evils. If you propose to create sprays and posies from your garden and you are looking out for a flower somewhat darker, then attempt to add a dash of black dye to the water in the vase.
Making the petals darker results from a difficult chemical change but simply speaking it is connected with the two surfaces of the petals. The cyanin present there on the outside of the petal gets watered down and changes the ratio that exists between itself and the pelargonin or the chemical present on the inner surface of the petal.