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'Tuscany Superb' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 95-112
most recent 1 JUN 19 SHOW ALL
Initial post 28 SEP 16 by Amateur
Can someone advise if Tuscany Superb will keep clean healthy foliage? We are organic gardeners new to roses, and planning to water spray in the morning. I have found Paul Barden's site so beautiful and informative I appreciate his perspective though I have to keep it real as we are in Michigan a windy Zone 6. Any other suggestions for part shade roses with more than just pretty flowers? I love HelpMeFind! Best, Lynn
Reply #1 of 10 posted 29 SEP 16 by Patricia Routley
It came into being long before black spot was even thought of. If you scroll through all the photos, you see immaculate foliage in every photo - bearing in mind most photos were taken in spring or early summer. It might look a bit tatty later in the year but because there are no flowers then, one doesn't notice the bush.
Reply #2 of 10 posted 29 SEP 16 by Amateur
Thank you Patricia. I am on the right path, then. Happy planting
Reply #3 of 10 posted 29 SEP 16 by Give me caffeine
I think you will find that Diplocarpon rosae came into being well before Tuscany Superb. ;)
Reply #4 of 10 posted 29 SEP 16 by Amateur
there is no result from the search, "Diplocarpon rosae". Another clue, please.

I Googled it. it's the fungus. I admit I am unable to frame your response, though.
Reply #5 of 10 posted 29 SEP 16 by Give me caffeine
Don't worry. I was just teasing Patricia.
Reply #6 of 10 posted 30 SEP 16 by Patricia Routley
Grin. You are quite right Give me caffeine. It is wonderful how we live and learn. I had the idea that Black spot came with R. foetida Persiana and the pernetianas in the late 1800s. But Kenneth Horst Compendium of Rose Diseases p8. tells me the disease was first reported in Sweden in 1815 and in France, Belgium, Germany, England, and The Netherlands by 1844.

Thomas Rivers bred Tuscany Superb before 1837 so it might just..... have come along with no susceptibility to black spot in its make-up. (I get the idea I am talking through my hat here - so give me a cup of coffee and I'll shut up!)
Reply #7 of 10 posted 30 SEP 16 by Give me caffeine
Given that it has a known host in at least one wild species (R. foetida) I suspect the fungus has been around for thousands of years, and that it just wasn't noticed in gardens before the 1800's. Presumably because the roses they were growing back then weren't hosts.

Are there any records of R. foetida before 1800? That would be the way to tell.
Reply #8 of 10 posted 1 MAY 17 by Gdisaz10
In my garden this rose is susceptible to rust
Reply #9 of 10 posted 1 MAY 17 by Andrew from Dolton
The original 'Tuscany' in my opinion is a better rose, but that gets blackspot too.
Reply #10 of 10 posted 1 JUN 19 by heliotrope42
I don't know what the disease is or if it is some physiological problem, but Tuscany Superb gets some of the most artfully awful foliage I've ever seen later in the summer here in northern Minnesota. I might be able to find a pic.
Discussion id : 37-269
most recent 19 JUN 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 16 JUN 09 by Lora
I love the look of this rose, but I was disappointed with its total lack of fragrance. I knew it wasn't going to be a knock-you-over scent, but I smelled absolutely nothing from it this year. It's a new rose to my garden though, so I'm hoping it gets at least something by next year. Still a beautiful flower and a very healthy bush. A keeper even without fragrance, which is usually my first priority.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 19 JUN 09 by HMF Admin
thanks Lora !
Discussion id : 30-883
most recent 12 OCT 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 OCT 08 by Blue Zinnia
Almost as glorious as its mom, "Tuscany". Only thing that's less good is you don't see the beautiful boss of golden-yellow stamens as well.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 12 OCT 08 by HMF Admin
Thanks for sharing your experience.
Discussion id : 21-066
most recent 28 AUG 07 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 AUG 07 by Ananto
I grow Tuscany and Tuscany superb in heavy soil and an open garden with full sun. It grows fast and blooms great. I'm very fond of the flowers which have a unique colour, but no fragrance in my experience. It tends to sucker a bit, not as much as President de Seize of Charles the Mills. The plant is pretty well behaved, without too much extreme canes hanging over. Since I also grow vegetables in my garden, I need to confine my roses to their designed space. This one is one of the more managable Gallica's. I'm still experimenting with pruning, in early spring of after blooming. Last year In left them unpruned in spring and I got pretty log canes in June. Next season (Spring 2008) I wil prune early and see how that works out. This rose is strong and healthy so experimenting won't hurt it. By the way: I see no difference between Tuscany and Tuscany superb. Both are superb!
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