TUSCAN SUN – Floribunda Rose of dazzling beauty and extremely high-health performance


Raised in the USA and released in Australia by Swane’s Nursery, this gutsy floribunda was awarded the Best Performer in the Fields of 2006. During the hot, dry summers of the drought, this rose just kept right on blooming.

Tuscan Sun has deep warm apricot high-centred buds which open to fully reveal the eye-catching bronze which finishes a coppery pink … intriguing colour blends borne in generous clusters and lovely spicy scent.

The long strong stems of blooms are very suited to the vase and complimented with lush, clean mid-green foliage. The bush is rounded and well-branched to a height of around 1.2 metres with outstanding disease resistance.

  • Intriguing colour of warm apricot and bronze, finishing coppery pink
  • Stunning is vase arrangements
  • Outstanding disease resistance
  • Spicy fragrance


The generally sunny, dry and hot conditions of the Australian garden are particularly well suited to planting roses and roses flourish in our gardens when you take measures to provide the following:

WATER – Roses are very deep rooted plants and require one good, deep soaking at least every 10 days in hot and dry conditions.

FEED – Because roses flower throughout all but the Winter season, they should be regularly fertilized with quality (preferably organic) fertilizer which contains a balance of major nutrients (NPK) and trace elements. The fertilizer should be applied at least once a month – small amount often – with fortnightly applications of liquid seaweed over the foliage.

PRUNE – During Winter, 70% of the rose plant should be pruned and all old wood removed back to the crown and the bush pruned to shape.
During the flowering seasons, 25% of all flowering stems should be cut back after flowering to encourage strong re-growth.

MULCH – Particular attention to application of lucerne or pea straw directly around the root-zone of each rose will enhance the overall health of the rose and then the whole bed should be mulched to 75mm with any other mulch medium available.

4 Replies to “TUSCAN SUN – Floribunda Rose of dazzling beauty and extremely high-health performance”

  1. I bought the Tuscan Sun rose 18 months ago. The first year (2016) it was the most beautiful, most spectacular rose in my garden. Traffic stopped to admire it. I was so looking forward to it’s beauty again this past summer (2017), but it did not happen. Black spot is rampant and does not go away no matter what treatment I use. I am an experienced rose grower, so it’s not from lack of knowledge or ability on my part. There are no roses near this one, and none of my other roses have black spot. I am going to have to pull this rose out and replace it. So sad. I notice it is no longer carried by the supplier I bought it from.

    1. Oh, I wish I had seen this earlier …??? Hope you haven’t pulled the rose out? Please let me know so that I can assist with recovering this rose to it’s absolutely magnificent beauty! Diana

        1. Hi Tammi … I think the rose isn’t getting enough sunshine – must have at least 5 hours of direct sun daily in order for the rose to flourish and flower. If it is getting good sun, check that it’s getting water and being fertilized. Pour seaweed solution over it every day for one week then once a week for four weeks and if it doesn’t respond with lots of foliage and perhaps a few flowers before winter, get rid of it and replace with another rose! Cheers – Diana

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