Tuscan Sun is a modern Floribunda rose with large flowers that are carried in small clusters. It has deep apricot buds that open to stunning high-centred blooms of hybrid tea form. They are bronze/orange/apricot in the centre with coppery pink outer petals. They finish a coppery pink. The blooms are 10 cm wide, have 25 petals and are borne on long, strong stems which makes them perfect for the vase. As a bonus, they last well as a cut flower.
The bush has an upright, well-branched habit with deep green foliage. My bush is rather sparse and, though reportedly disease resistant, it is one of the few plants in my garden with black spot at the moment. The weather has been quite mild and moist for this time of the year which may account for it. Tuscan Sun is particularly suited to dry hot climates. It flowers well throughout our hot summer. It also, reportedly, takes humidity well.
Tuscan Sun was raised in the USA and released in Australia by Swane’s Nursery.