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'Tuscan Sun ™' rose Description
'Tuscan Sun ™' rose photo
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Apricot or apricot blend Floribunda.
Registration name: JACthain
Exhibition name: Tuscan Sun ™
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, before 2002).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins (Wholesale) in 2004 as 'Tuscan Sun'.
Floribunda.   (Series: New Generation Roses ® Collection)  
Apricot - orange.  Mild, spice fragrance.  up to 25 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Medium, upright, well-branched.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden or landscape.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
Australia - Patent No: AU3672P  on  18 Dec 2008
Application No: 2007/070  on  9 Mar 2007   VIEW PBR PATENT
First sold in USA in Jan 2005. First Australian sale Jun 2006.
United States - Patent No: PP 17,083  on  5 Sep 2006   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/139,317  on  27 May 2005
Notes resistant to rust and powdery mildew and susceptible to blackspot under normal growing conditions.
No. 047 in the 2002 Monza Competition (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli).