'Chianti' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Sue The Rose Lover's Garden (Roselvr)
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Mauve or mauve blend Shrub.Registration name: AUSwineExhibition name:
Shrub. (Series: English Rose Collection)
Mauve or purple blend. Strong, old rose fragrance. 50 to 70 petals. Average diameter 3". Double (17-25 petals), cupped bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Height: 5' to 8' (150 to 245cm). Width: 5' to 8' (150 to 245cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew. 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. Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third..
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
says this rose has Gallica-like rosettes of deep crimson which turn with age to a beautiful purplish-maroon...
One of the early products of David Austin's breeding program. Modern Roses 10 says that it is repeat-blooming, but Austin says that it is once-blooming.
The Plant Science Dept. of the Nova Scotia Agriculture College evaluated 58 English Roses to assess their hardiness and disease-resistance. Their results can be found at: http://www.nsac.ns.ca/nsac/ps/annual96/mapple.htm. Chianti was found to be winter hardy.
Differences of opinion about parentage, see References.