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'Chianti' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 136-350
most recent 4 FEB 23 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 FEB 23 by Pay130
DA says its parentage is 'Tuscany superb' , rather than 'Tuscany'.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 2 FEB 23 by jedmar
Did you see my comment to your photo? Which edition of "English Roses" do you have? Can you please check pages 25, 26 and 91 of this book? Apparently, David Austin says there that the pollen parent is 'Tuscany'.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 2 FEB 23 by Pay130
It's 2020.6 edition.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 4 FEB 23 by Amy E
I have David Austin's English Roses (new edition), 1996. On page 25,26 and 83 it lists the parentage as "Dusky Maiden" and "Tuscany". (mine is the Australian edition, by the way.)
PS. Is Chianti mentioned on any other page? It might be worth looking at what it says about the parentage on some of the other pages as well, to see if it's consistent.
Discussion id : 136-232
most recent 21 JAN 23 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 21 JAN 23 by MiGreenThumb
I love this rose.
Chianti has proven reliably hardy over four years going on five here in the heart of the Great Lakes. We have an incredible range of weather patterns and large fluctuations of temperature over short periods of time.
It has increased in size and bloom power with maturity. It black spots if not sprayed, but vigour and development seem unhindered and the plant doesn't go completely nude. Interestingly, it never displays anything beyond the tiniest touch of powdery mildew. Not even enough for me to really note.
Moderate to strong old rose scent in variable shaded bluing crimsons. Sets hips readily. I've even had one seedling come up underneath Chianti. I'm curious to see how similar a likely selfing will be to the parent.
A great once blooming rose that should be more widely planted in climate appropriate gardens.
Can get BIG. My specimen is grafted on Dr. Huey and is one of the few such roses that does well here. Reached 10' plus by the end of 2022's growing season. May definitely be trained as a climber but easily capable of complete self-support with proper pruning and care. Very vigorous. Grows like a weed once blooming is complete. So many options to decide what to keep and what to prune away!
Discussion id : 23-484
most recent 22 NOV 20 SHOW ALL
Initial post 12 JAN 08 by bob diller
How is Chianti in regards to black spot. I have an organic garden and don't spray. I have admired photo's of this rose for years and would like to add it to my garden. I live smack in the middle of the black spot belt in the Southeast US.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 28 SEP 16 by cakemiks
Did you ever try it? Blackspot is also a big issue where we live in NC.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 22 NOV 20 by Michael Garhart
In the early 2000s, this rose showed up grafted with other Austins at a local high end nursery in the Portland Metro. They were defoliated by June in their huge pots. Looking back, I can't recall if it was from black spot or downy. They look alike at that time of year here. It's too hard to inspect things up close at nurseries. I recall this because it was my first time seeing it and my impression was "ew...".
Discussion id : 115-869
most recent 24 MAR 20 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 MAR 19 by jc_7a_MiddleTN
What can I expect the growth habit of Chianti to be if I don't offer it any support?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 25 MAR 19 by Marlorena
Hi jc…

I've just uploaded a photo of an unsupported 'Chianti' from a garden in England.. I don't know if this is of any relevance to you where you are, but you might like to have a look and see...
Reply #2 of 2 posted 24 MAR 20 by jc_7a_MiddleTN
Thank you, Marlorena! That is extremely helpful!
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