'La Tosca' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: La Tosca
Exhibition name: La Tosca
Lilac - pink, silver(y) shading, salmon-yellow shading, yellow undertones. Moderate fragrance. Large, semi-double to double, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Tall, bushy, thornless (or almost), upright.
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Hardy. vigorous. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot . Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .
Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on January 14, 1900.