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*urgent help please!* Japanese rose variety name

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I am doing a translation from Japanese to English for an MA, and am having some problems finding the English name for a Japanese rose. In Japanese the name is "Black Tea" (pic attached), however, they are described as being extremely expensive (about £10 per flower) and as being a status symbol, so I suspect they are not merely the English black "tea roses". Does anyone know what type of roses this could possibly be???? or know of a suitable equivalent dark, sophisticated, expensive type of rose that I could reference instead?

Any help at all would be very very very gratefully received!!
Thank yooouuu!!!




I don't know this rose but is there anything wrong with 'Japanese Black Tea Rose'?

15 Apr, 2009


Bulbaholic, thanks, that's my back up plan!

15 Apr, 2009


The Japanese rose is 'Rosa rugosa' so I would simply put "Rosa rugosa 'black tea'" with the 'Rosa Rugosa' in italics and the 'black tea' in roman

15 Apr, 2009


Moon grower, I can not thank you enough!!!!! you are a lifesaver!! thanks!!!!

15 Apr, 2009

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