Rose (Rosa 'Tuscany') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Tuscany'
'Old Tuscan'
'Black Tuscany'
'Old Velvet Rose'
'The Old Velvet Rose'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Other: Cupped to flat
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Extra Bloom Info: In small clusters
Rebloom: None
Class: Gallica
Extra Color Info: Cherry-red, with violet highlights and white lines and flecks
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-4 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Misc: Shade tolerant
Thornless or almost thornless
Hybridizer & year: Unknown origin, before 1820
Optimal growing zones: USDA zones 4-8

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Parentage: Unknown
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Hillfarm Journal:  Hillfarm's RosesHillfarm Journal: Hillfarm's Roses
February 14, 2012

Part of the story of Hillfarm as we know it will always have to be the roses that we found here.

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