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'Tuscany Superb' rose Description
'Tuscany Superb' rose photo
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Availability:
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HMF Ratings:
71 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Gallica.
Registration name: Tuscany Superb
Exhibition name: Tuscany Superb
Origin:
Bred by Thomas Rivers & Son Ltd. (United Kingdom, before 1837).
Class:
Gallica / Provins.  
Bloom:
Purple, golden-yellow stamens.  Moderate fragrance.  35 to 70 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, flat bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost), upright.  Large, dark green foliage.  
Height of 39" to 5' (100 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 8b.  Can be used for garden.  Produces decorative hips.  Prune after flowering is finished.  This rose blooms on old wood.  
Notes:
Brent Dickerson reports that Rivers's 1837 catalog lists 'Rivers's Superb Tuscan' which calls into question the formerly listed parentage by William Paul based on Peter Beales' Classic Roses. MRXI also lists Rivers.
 
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