Tuscany Superb

The two photos here show the variability of our very vigorous plant of this rose. Usually the blooms distinctly show the circlet of golden stamens, but they can also appear so double as to hide them. This is a very distinguished Gallica and one of the blackest crimson or purple roses in existence. It and its progenitor, 'Tuscany', have been used extensively by Paul Barden in his quest for deep purple roses. I find the combination of the depth of color and the rich velvet texture of the petals set off by the prominent golden stamens to be breathtaking. Photos copyright Paul Barden 2008.

Introduced in 1837.

Tuscany Superb
Tuscany Superb

Stock Levels

In Stock
Growth Habit: 
Year Introduced: 
1830 to 1839
Bloom Type: 
Loosely Double
Zone 4
Fragrance f
Rebloom 0
Rivers, Thomas and Sons LTD
4-5 Feet
Mauve and Mauve Blend
Bloom Size: 
Bloom Size 3
Special Uses
Disease Resistant: 
Disease Resistant
Good for Difficult Locations: 
Good for difficult locations
Good for Cutting: 
Good for cutting
Shade Tolerant: 
Shade Tolerant
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