'Tuscany Superb' rose References
Book (Aug 2002) Page(s) 86.
Hybrid Gallica, prior to 1837
Book (2000) Page(s) 577. Includes photo(s).
‘Superb Tuscan’ (syn. ’Tuscany Superb’): Ancien - Gallique. Description.. Rivers, Royaume-Uni, avant 1837. RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993.
Book (Mar 1999) Page(s) 105.
Known since 1837, this is most likely a sport of 'Tuscany'. 'Tuscany Superb' is more vigorous and has larger foliage and fuller flowers than those of 'Tuscany'.
Book (Nov 1998) Page(s) 23.
Tuscany Superb Gallica. Description.
Book (Nov 1998) Page(s) 24.
It has glorious, dark red, velvety flowers with dramatically contrasting yellow stamens.
Book (Jul 1998) Page(s) 258. Includes photo(s).
TUSCANY SUPERB Rivers (England), before 1837. Synonyms: Rivers' Superb Tuscan (Rivers, 1837), Superb Tuscany (Rivers, 1846). Habit: Upright shrub; 1,40 m high, 1 m wide; some prickles, bristles. lght green; large elliptical leaflets. Bloom: floriferous; solitary or in 2 to 3s; large, semi-double, flat; visible golden stamens. Colour: velvety garnet-purple (deeper than the colour of 'Tuscany'). Fragrance: Moderate. Fruit: rounded, comparable to that of Rosa gallica officinalis. ....In his book The Rose Amateur's Guide (1837 edition), the english roseman Thomas Rivers indicates..that 'Superb Tuscany' (or 'Superb Toscan') is a seedling of 'Old Tuscan' (i.e. 'Tuscany'...)
Website / Catalog (Jun 1998) Page(s) 26. Includes photo(s).
Book (1997) Page(s) 148.
W. Paul (UK) 1848. Description and vital statistics. Probably a sport from 'Tuscany'. A superb rose. Semi-double flowers large and rich velvety dark red, displaying a golden crown of stamens when fully open.
Book (Sep 1996) Page(s) 161. Includes photo(s).
With 'Orpheline de Juillet'
Book (Sep 1996) Page(s) 135. Includes photo(s).
With 'Mme. Hardy'