Why Rose Petals Have Black Edges: Troubleshooting Black Tips On Roses

Why Rose Petals Have Black Edges: Troubleshooting Black Tips On Roses

By: Stan V. Griep, American Rose Society Consulting Master Rosarian – Rocky Mountain District

Natural Occurrences

Some rose blooms may have natural black or dark edges, such as a rose named Black Magic. In some growing conditions, this rose will have blooms that have very dark red to black petal edges. However, the petal edges are not cracked and/or crispy but of a natural petal texture.

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