Every petal is suffused with a bronzed apricot tan on this stunning Jackson & Perkins introduction. Exquisitely symmetrical, opening from pointed, ovoid buds, these fully double flowers exude a light spicy aroma as they gradually unfurl in the summer sun, revealing tones of orange and peach that evoke long lazy August afternoons. Treat yourself to the beauty and fragrance of this floribunda this season.Fully 4 inches wide and boasting 25 petals, these blooms arise in large clusters all over the shrub. The flowering occurs in waves, beginning with the first breath of warm summer weather and continuing, in moderate and warm climates, into fall. This is a bloom to be cut for the vase and appreciated up close, but also a fine garden performer, its unusual color standing out nicely in the perennial or shrub border, its clove-like scent perfuming the warm summer air.Best of all, this shrub is quite disease resistant, staving off two of the worst rose perils: rust and powdery mildew. This makes it ideal for climates subject to late-afternoon summer rainstorms, for instance, as well as perpetually humid or damp areas. Plant it fearlessly in the crowded garden without worrying that it needs extra space for air circulation. Tuscan Sun can take it.And it comes by this disease resistance honestly. Its seed parent is Sam McGredys Singin in the Rain, bred especially for tolerance of damp and moisture; its pollen parent is a cross of two Bill Warriner classics: Pink Pollyanna (one of our all-time favorites here at Jackson & Perkins) and Impatient, a perpetual-flowering variety that might be responsible for Tuscan Suns heavy and frequent intervals of bloom.Tuscan Sun reaches up to 4 feet tall and spreads up to 3 feet wide, with excellent branching. Use it in large containers as well as the garden. We predict that you will become as enamored of these large, perfectly formed apricot-orange blooms as we are.