Black Jade Miniature Rose is a soft dark red
with black overtones. Newer buds and blooms appear blacker than older
roses. Black Jade blooms, like many roses, also appear "blacker" in cooler weather. Unfortunately, there
is no true black or blue rose. Mr. Moore tried his entire career of over
50 years to create both of these.
Like all roses, miniature roses are sun loving and fairly
drought resistant. Plant in well drained soil and fertilize with an organic fertilizer
spring. We prune out dead canes whenever we notice them and shape the
plant to the height and width we want in fall. All rose petals are
edible if grown organically and make attractive garnishes for salads.
They can be added after cooking to almost any dish. Whole buds can be
used to decorate cakes or other confections. Sample buds should be
pulled apart and inspected for insects before using on food.
Black Jade Miniature Rose would make an excellent
addition to our Edible Flower Herb Garden