There are no true black roses, however, the very darkest red roses are called "black" or baccara. These mean death, farewell, rebirth and vengeance.
T.M. Samuels has been a freelance writer since 1993. She has published works in "Arthritis Today," "Alabama Living" and "Mature Years," and is the author of a gardening book. Samuels studied pre-medicine at Berry College.