'The Old Velvet Rose' Description
Photo courtesy of John's Minnesota Rose Garden
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Mauve or mauve blend.Registration name: Tuscany
Carmine-red, violet highlights, golden-yellow stamens. Fine white flecks and lines at the centre. Strong fragrance. 25 to 28 petals. Average diameter 2.25". Small to medium, semi-double to double, in small clusters, flat bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Thornless (or almost). Small foliage.
Height of 35" to 47" (90 to 120 cm). Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 8b. Shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot . Prune after flowering is finished. Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third.. This rose blooms on old wood.
The date of this rose may extend back to the 1500s. Refer references.