Gallica, Provins Rose
Rosa 'Tuscany'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tuscany
Additional cultivar information:(aka Black Tuscany, Old Tuscan, Old Velvet Rose, The Old Velvet Rose)
Hybridized by Unknown
Registered or introduced: pre 1820
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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

Regional

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

Panama, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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