Originally lilacs were planted to repel all evil. Planted near the entryway, lilacs were believed to send out protective vibrations. When the flowers are brought into the home they cleanse any living space.
Black Baccara Rose 'The infamous "black" rose symbolizing tragic romance...among other bad things. FYI: There aren't any real black roses. It is a Black Baccara Hybrid Tea and known for being the darkest of the red roses.'