One of the earliest successes
for an Australian breeder, Alister Clarke released this rose in 1919 and it has been loved by Australian gardeners ever since.
Almost indestructible once established, the large, sweetly fragrant flowers begin in classic tea shape, opening as a velvet crush of crimson petals, not quite dark enough to be called ‘Black’.
They are produced freely during Spring-Summer and can repeat to a lesser extent during Autumn. Extremely hardy and resilient to disease.
Striking easily from cuttings, Blackboy will grow approximately 4.0 metres high x
3.0 metres wide.