How 'bout Taboo?

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How 'bout Taboo?

Post by Nancy Milliga » Sat, 30 Jan 1999 04:00:00



I had to buy it because it's a so-called "red/black" rose and I have a gigantic
black cat by the same name.  I was seized with sentimentality.  So, does anyone
know anything about this rose? I hope I didn't inadvertently buy a dog for my
cat... :)

Nancy M.

 
 
 

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Post by Doug Bone & Jacqui Duff » Sat, 30 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> I had to buy it because it's a so-called "red/black" rose and I have a gigantic
> black cat by the same name.  I was seized with sentimentality.  So, does anyone
> know anything about this rose? I hope I didn't inadvertently buy a dog for my
> cat... :)

> Nancy M.

A wonderful rose here in NZ where it is called Barkarole. It is a tall grower,
often used for cut flowers, and has a wonderful scent. Probably the closest you'll
get to a "black" rose, after the miniature Black Jade. Shouldn't be a dog at all !!

--
Doug Bone
Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens
Aotearoa - New Zealand

 
 
 

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Post by Bil » Sat, 30 Jan 1999 04:00:00



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> > I had to buy it because it's a so-called "red/black" rose and I have a gigantic
> > black cat by the same name.  I was seized with sentimentality.  So, does anyone
> > know anything about this rose? I hope I didn't inadvertently buy a dog for my
> > cat... :)

> > Nancy M.

> A wonderful rose here in NZ where it is called Barkarole. It is a tall grower,
> often used for cut flowers, and has a wonderful scent. Probably the closest you'll
> get to a "black" rose, after the miniature Black Jade. Shouldn't be a dog at all !!

Been shovel pruned here.  No form, few blooms and not nearly as dark a red as
Ink Spots that is a very vigorous rose and has good form and heavy bloomer.

Bill in Alhambra Calif.

9:18:13 am  1/29/1999

 
 
 

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Post by Dave Amord » Sat, 30 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>I had to buy it because it's a so-called "red/black" rose and I have a
gigantic
>black cat by the same name.  I was seized with sentimentality.  So, does
anyone
>know anything about this rose? I hope I didn't inadvertently buy a dog for
my
>cat... :)

>Nancy M.

I understand that Taboo is popular among the Kiwis, but I shoved-pruned it.
Lousy
form, and a mildew magnet. Once the buds open, it's just another
unremarkable red.
As for fragrance, I didn't notice much.

-Dave- with apologies to Doug & Jacqui

 
 
 

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Post by James, Vanessa, and Brendan Prou » Sat, 30 Jan 1999 04:00:00


While I do like the rose, it isn't prolific enough to recommend (for my
zone, at least).
I'd be inclined to try Ink Spots that Bill Whillman mentioned.

I have a picture of Taboo here:

http://www.europa.com/~jamesp/roses.html#Taboo


Quote:
> I had to buy it because it's a so-called "red/black" rose and I have a
gigantic
> black cat by the same name.  I was seized with sentimentality.  So, does
anyone
> know anything about this rose? I hope I didn't inadvertently buy a dog for my
> cat... :)

> Nancy M.

--
Jim, Brendan, and Vanessa Prouty
http://www.europa.com/~jamesp/
Portland, OR - USDA Zone 7
 
 
 

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Post by Donn » Sat, 30 Jan 1999 04:00:00



Quote:


>>I had to buy it because it's a so-called "red/black" rose and I have a
>gigantic
>>black cat by the same name.  I was seized with sentimentality.  So, does
>anyone
>>know anything about this rose? I hope I didn't inadvertently buy a dog for
>my
>>cat... :)

>>Nancy M.

>I understand that Taboo is popular among the Kiwis, but I shoved-pruned it.
>Lousy
>form, and a mildew magnet. Once the buds open, it's just another
>unremarkable red.
>As for fragrance, I didn't notice much.

I've never grown Taboo, but Judy had a gorgeous bush at her old house and she
always had fantastic cut blooms in the house. As I recall, her bush was always
very clean and full of bloom. I've never noticed any fragrance on it, either.
 
 
 

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Post by mike cordell » Sun, 31 Jan 1999 04:00:00


I've had good luck with it in Connecticut, very very long stems, about two
dozen or so flowers last season.  It's one of the tallest in the garden.

Quote:

>I had to buy it because it's a so-called "red/black" rose and I have a
gigantic
>black cat by the same name.  I was seized with sentimentality.  So, does
anyone
>know anything about this rose? I hope I didn't inadvertently buy a dog for
my
>cat... :)

>Nancy M.

 
 
 

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Post by Nancy Milliga » Sun, 31 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Okay, I guess it's a "wait and see" if its a cat or a dog in my yard.  But
that's the last time I'll let a name of a rose guide me in its selection. (Yeah,
right...)

Nancy M.

 
 
 

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Post by thoma » Mon, 01 Feb 1999 04:00:00


I planted two taboo bushes about 3-4 yrs ago.  They  grow quite tall .. 5 ft. plus.
They are  the tallest in my rose Garden so keep that in mind when you are planning
where to place it.  The buds are blackish  and once they open, the petals are a
rich scarlet color with a velvet like texture.  The foliage is  flat/matte dark
green and the fragrance is light.  Mine are very vigorous plants. Your cat should
be quite happy with your purchase.  Enjoy!!

thomas o
long beach, ca

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> I had to buy it because it's a so-called "red/black" rose and I have a gigantic
> black cat by the same name.  I was seized with sentimentality.  So, does anyone
> know anything about this rose? I hope I didn't inadvertently buy a dog for my
> cat... :)

> Nancy M.