Current Brushstrokes: The Black Rose of Halfeti, Turkey

Current Brushstrokes: The Black Rose of Halfeti, Turkey

Current Brushstrokes: The Black Rose of Halfeti, Turkey

Do you think it is a result of photoshop or is it just a painted rose? You're wrong, it's your natural color. This is a very rare variety of roses that grow in the beautiful and picturesque Turkish city of Halfeti. These roses, black as coal, can very well be used for decoration in horror films.

Plants and Flowers, plants species: June 2012
Its perennial foliage remains attractive throughout the year and its spring flowers are nothing short of beautiful. Phlox subulata forms shallow roots and its horizontal stems light easily so its common name creeping Phlox.

This extraordinarily unique rose is the product of a very special combination of environmental factors, including soil composition, temperature range, ambient humidity and average precipitation. As a result, it naturally grows only in a small area on the land, Halfeti, which is located on the east bank of the Euphrates. In size and length of stem are comparable in size to most other varieties of long stem roses.

Roses bloom in spring and are dark red, and for the summer they turn completely black. Although these flowers appear completely black, in fact their color is very dark crimson. The villagers consider that their black roses are symbols of mystery, hope, passion, and also death and bad news. Unfortunately, black roses are an endangered species as the residents of the village who grow them progressively move to other places.