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PlantFiles: Gallica Rose
Rosa 'Tuscany'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tuscany
Additional cultivar information: (aka Black Tuscany, Old Velvet Rose)

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Class:
Gallica

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Bloom Color:
Dark red (dr)

Bloom Shape:
Semi-double

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Habit:
Bush

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Other Details:
Shade-tolerant
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust
Susceptible to black spot

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings
By simple layering
By air layering

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Kathleen On Feb 21, 2001, Kathleen from Panama, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:

This rose may have also been known as Old Velvet. The buds are a deep burgundy and open to dark red velvet 2 1/2 inch blossoms with light to no scent and 26 petals. The stamens are yellow and it grows to 2 feet, very upright

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Panama, New York



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