PlantsRoses→Rose (Rosa 'Tuscany Superb')

Alternative cultivar names:
'Tuscany Superb'
'The Velvet Rose'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: None
Class: Gallica
Extra Color Info: Purple, with golden stamens
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Misc: Shade tolerant
Thornless or almost thornless
Hybridizer & year: Thomas Rivers & Son Ltd., before 1837
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)
Plant Height: 3-5 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
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Child plants: one child plant

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Purple or lavender thornless climber by Hiyamakki Jun 12, 2020 4:18 AM 16
In Southern California, the Banksiaes are Blooming . . . by jerijen Mar 12, 2020 9:26 AM 13
March 2020~~Photos & Chat by Calif_Sue Apr 1, 2020 12:21 PM 115
February 2020 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Mar 13, 2020 3:35 PM 199
Name your five favorite roses 4' or shorter in size by kohala May 18, 2020 11:37 AM 17
November 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Dec 13, 2019 1:00 AM 164
Which roses have you ordered for next season (2020)? by zuzu Jun 20, 2020 11:10 AM 215
Palatine Roses -- 2019-2020 Season by zuzu Sep 14, 2019 7:41 AM 78
My wife wants me to purchase a "Blue/Purple" rose by kohala Aug 30, 2019 6:49 PM 12
Thornless Roses by Sallymander Jan 15, 2020 3:38 PM 58
July 2019 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Aug 2, 2019 12:08 AM 307
Ugly duckling or swan? by Mustbnuts Oct 31, 2018 12:05 PM 9
Antique Roses Chat & Photos by Calif_Sue Jun 23, 2018 2:22 PM 24
New home and new gardens! by Mike Jun 19, 2020 10:33 AM 74
July Blooms & Conversation by Mike May 9, 2014 7:55 AM 47
Burlington Roses by Skiekitty Apr 29, 2011 9:35 PM 62

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