Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
|Tuscany is the purple rose in this photo. It's an ancient gallica that blooms once a year. The foliage is healthy, but not completely disease-free. And the canes - in this case- were not strong enough to hold the 3 inch flower aloft.
This is one case in which the photgraph flatters the flower: In the garden what I took a photo of looked like an unattractive pile of foliage and bloom. The other rose is Stanwell Perpetual.
ARS members rate Tuscany 8.6 which seems a little high to me for a rose that - in my garden - is not attractive when in bloom, has no detectable fragrance, blooms once a year, grows slowly and gets some fungal disease. It is a unique color.