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'Tuscany' rose Description
'Tuscany (Gallica, Unknown, before 1820)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jay-Jay
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
65 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend.
Registration name: Tuscany
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1820).
Class:
Gallica / Provins.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost).  Small foliage.  
Height of 35" to 47" (90 to 120 cm).  Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
Growing:
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.  
Parentage:
Notes:
The date of this rose may extend back to the 1500s. Refer references.
 
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