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'Black Jade ™' rose Description
'Black Jade ™ (miniature, Benardella 1985)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Simon Voorwinde
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Dark red Miniature.
Registration name: BENblack
Exhibition name: Black Jade ™
Bred by Frank A. Benardella (United States, 1985).
Introduced in United States by Nor' East Miniature Roses in 1985 as 'Black Jade'.
Dark red, with petals edges or the entire bloom appearing almost black when in full sun..  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 1".  Full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  

Height: 18" to 2' (45 to 60cm).  
USDA zone 4b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or specimen.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
New Zealand - Patent No: 579  on  18 Jul 1991
United States - Patent No: PP 5,925  on  7 Apr 1987   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  28 May 1985
This dark red miniature represents a color breakthrough in roses. Its wide, dark, velvety petals are the closest to black ever created in a rose. The plant is upright and vigorous. 1985 AOE winner.

Justice Miniature Roses says this rose is a near-black with a large following across the United States. It is happiest in partial shade where the color is the most intense...
Black Jade was removed from the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens (ARBG) Display Trial because its trial period expired.