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'Chianti' rose References
Book  (1996)  Page(s) 23.  
Chianti.  LF shrub;  bears clusters of rounded purplush maroon semi-double rosettes,  3in (8cm) across, in summer, on shrubby 5x5ft (1.5 x 1.5m) plants, with dark leaves;  pleasing scent,  Dusky Maiden x Tuscany.  Austin, England 1967.  Modern shrub.  Non-remontant.
Book  (Nov 1994)  Page(s) 179.  
Chianti  Austin;  Sunningdale, UK, 1966.   Rosa ‘Macrantha’ x ‘Vanity’.    A  modern shrub rose with good foliage and growth and velvety flowers of intense rich wine-purple, full of petals and a lovely shape.  A useful fragrant addition for midsummer.    5 feet by 5 feet.
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 119.  Includes photo(s).
Chianti English Rose. Parentage: 'Tuscany' x 'Dusky Maiden'. David Austin 1967. Description... The color is an intense a wine-red as any Old Garden Rose...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 92.  
Shrub, mauve, 'Dusky Maiden' x 'Tuscany'; Austin, D.; Sunningdale Nursery, 1965. Flowers purplish maroon, semi-double, borne in small clusters; slightly fragrant; foliage dark, glossy; vigorous growth; repeat bloom.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 7.  
One of the earlier varieties in David Austin's breeding program … more in the nature of a stepping stone towards the true English Roses.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 25-26.  Includes photo(s).
The red counterpart of 'Constance Spry' … large crimson-purple flowers of Old Rose appearance and a wonderful fragrance … it flowers only once.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 91.  Includes photo(s).
'Dusky Maiden' x 'Tuscany', 1967. Description. One of the main foundation parents of the red varieties of English Roses. Flowers: large, Gallica-like, rich crimson that soon turns to purplish maroon. Only summer-flowering.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 143.  Includes photo(s).
Chianti  English Rose.  The crimson counterpart of 'Constance Spry' with smaller flowers but better growth.
Book  (1992)  Page(s) 172.  
Chianti.  Austin, UK 1967.    R. macrantha x ‘Vanity’.    Semi-double blooms of rich purple-maroon with pronounced golden anthers when fully open, these are produced in clusters on a well-foliated plant.    Foliage matt, dark green.  Scented.     Summer flowering only.  Tolerant of poor soils,  Suitable for hedging – and woodland,  moderately fragrant,  suitable for cutting.  Availability limited.   5’ x 4’.    1.5 x 1.2m.
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 108.  Includes photo(s).
 Chianti.  A shrub rose raised by Austin in 1965.    The flowers are fragrant and the colour changes with age to a rich purple;    once flowering.  Neat habit.  Height up to 1.8m.    Parentage:  ‘Macrantha’ x ‘Vanity’.  
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