Just as 'Constance Spry' was our first pink rose, 'Chianti' was our first red. Although both of these roses only flower once in a season, when they do flower, they produce a massive display of beautiful blooms worthy of comparison with the very best of the Old Roses. The blooms are large and cupped at first, opening to form Gallica-like rosettes of deep crimson, which turn with age to a beautiful purplish-maroon. There is a strong Old Rose fragrance.
BLOOM COLOURColour may vary depending on growing conditions. Colour fade is a characteristic of some varieties.
Flowering: Once Flowering
REPEAT or ONCE FLOWERING?REPEAT FLOWERING roses flower in flushes from late spring through to early winter. ONCE FLOWERING roses only produce a single flush of blooms lasting 3 to 4 weeks in mid summer
Fragrance: Strong, Old Rose
Bloom Size: Large
BLOOM SIZE GUIDEBloom size varies over the life cycle of each bloom. Measurements refer to the average diameter of a bloom at its prime. LARGE BLOOM: 3.5-5" MEDIUM BLOOM: 2-3.5" SMALL BLOOM 1-2"
Family: English Shrub Rose
Size: Very Large Shrub
SIZE GUIDEAll measurements are approximate 'height x width' and refer to a 3 year old established rose, pruned once annually, measured during the first flush of flowers in June.