which HT is this?

gbebehApril 10, 2008

I know this rose is a hybrid tea. It is probably from J&P. I think I planted it about 3 years ago. It is still a small bush, but I did prune it hard in Feb. I can't find the metal tag and for the life of me I can remember what rose this is. It has a very nice rose smell. Very "rosey" not real strong, but not light either.

Here are some pics of the bloom that I cut:

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ok after looking at helpmefind and j&P I think it is black magic. Does this sound right to you guys?
thanks, gbebeh

    Bookmark   April 11, 2008 at 10:33AM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

Yes, it does.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2008 at 11:24AM
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But Black Magic doesn't have a scent. At least mine don't. It looks more like Taboo to me. Didn't J&P used to sell that one several years ago?

    Bookmark   April 14, 2008 at 10:26PM
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Wow after looking at Taboo pictures I"m really stumped. My rose seems very similiar to Taboo and Black Magic.

ok gotta keep thinking about this. What are the big differences between black magic and taboo??

thanks for the help!

    Bookmark   April 18, 2008 at 1:07PM
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I have both Black Magic and Taboo, but mine are both young. Black Magic has better form and last longer in a vase, but Taboo has a scent and is darker. Black Magic didn't have any scent for me. Taboo has been very difficult to get for the past couple of years, which might narrow it down if someone knows when Taboo went off the market in the US.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2008 at 5:38PM
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Black Bacara?

    Bookmark   April 20, 2008 at 5:55PM
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no definitely not Black Baccara. I have one of those and this rose is different. More scent and less black.

Black Baccara is a great rose though, I'm really enamored with it.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2008 at 2:08PM
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aaron_zone7(z7 AR)

Looks like the typical Black Magic centers to me. What does the new foliage look like before it ages?

    Bookmark   April 23, 2008 at 12:50AM
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I'd guess that Taboo went off the market before I started growing roses in 2001--we started with J&P roses.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2008 at 3:48PM
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