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  • Colour: Darkest maroon, fading to rich red
  • Shape: Double
  • Scent: Very little
  • Size: 90cm-1.2m
  • Flowering: Repeat-flowering
  • Flowering period: June-September
  • Type: Hybrid Tea
  • Foliage: Deep green, glossy
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Rosa Black Baccara

Black Baccara adds drama and glamour to borders and bouquets with its velvet textured flowers that fade from deep chocolate-maroon to blood-red as they mature. The large, double flowers are high centred, measuring 3" across (7cm) and tightly-packed with 45 petals each. The dark, glossy foliage on tall, straight stems makes this rose perfect for the flower arranger or for wedding bouquets. Take a look at our selection of hybrid tea roses.

The most intriguing feature of Black Baccara is the way it changes colour as it ages. In bud, the flowers are such a dark maroon that they are almost black. As the petals unfurl, they lighten day by day to blood-red. This is the best rose by candlelight!

The blooms last for up to two weeks in a vase, held on long, strong stems with contrasting glossy, dark-green foliage. Try pairing several stems with white Gypsophilia (baby's breath) for a classic and striking floral arrangement.

Black Baccara in Your Garden

Such a dramatic, upright and dark rose looks good with pale or white flowers as contrasting ground cover. Try geraniums or our Silver Queen Lemon Thyme, which will suppress weeds and add interest at soil level. For a more exotic look, and especially if growing the roses in pots, try pairing Black Baccara with white Arum or Asiatic lilies.

Equally suitable for beds or large containers, it does best in full sun to maximise its sensational flowers. To keep plants flowering from June right through to the autumn, enrich the soil while planting with well-rotted manure or home-made compost. Keep plants well watered, especially in their first year, and mulch to conserve water. Feed with a high-potash plant food or a specialist rose fertilizer the flowering season. Keep dead-heading plants to encourage new blooms to form.

Like most roses, prune plants in late winter, cutting back hard to a bud. Flowers are borne on new growth that follows.


  • Height: Up to 1.2m
  • Colour: Deep maroon
  • Shape: Double with tightly-packed blooms
  • Scent: Light
  • Flowering: Repeat-flowering
  • Flowering period: June-September
  • Type: Hybrid Tea
  • Attractive foliage, suitable for exhibition and floristry

Did you know?

Black Baccara was originally bred for the cut-flower market by Jacques Mouchotte in France shortly before the turn of the millennium, and was marketed as 'the black rose'. Baccarat is a popular casino card game, thought to derive its name from a French town in between Nancy (of Mirabelle fame) and Strasbourg. 

Its popularity, especially in bridal bouquets, led to the plants becoming commercially available to home gardeners.

Planting Instructions

How to plant Black Baccara Roses

Choose a spot with as much light as possible. Dig a hole sufficiently deep to allow the rose to be planted with the graft union at soil level and with plenty of room for its roots which should be spread out. Improve the soil from the hole by removing roots, weeds, large stones and other rubbish and mixing in about 25% by volume of well-rotted compost or manure.

Position your rose so its roots are spread out, wet them and sprinkle them with Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi. If planting pot grown roses gently loosen some roots out of the ball before planting.

Then backfill the hole with mixed soil and compost, firming it gently as you go. Keep the union at the level of the surrounding soil. Water in thoroughly.

Read more about how to plant roses here. Water roses well during their first year until established. Prune in late winter and feed twice, first in spring then later in the summer. Keep watered during dry, hot and windy weather and deadhead faded blooms to encourage more flowers.