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Floribunda Rose, Cluster-flowered Rose
Rosa 'Bengal Tiger'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bengal Tiger
Additional cultivar information:(aka Bengal Tiger, KRAbentiger)
Hybridized by Kralovetz
Registered or introduced: 2000
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


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USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Bloom Color:

Orange and orange blend (ob)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly



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Other Details:

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Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

By grafting

By budding


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

South Dennis, New Jersey

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

North Augusta, South Carolina

Ennis, Texas

Gilmer, Texas

Humble, Texas

Sulphur Springs, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 24, 2015, kanani57 from Humble, TX wrote:

I bought this at the Mercer Arboretum March Mart 2 years ago and have fallen in love with it! This was my first rose purchase and I couldn't be more thrilled. It's grown like crazy and blooms constantly, even through winter. I know it's not terribly harsh here in Houston, but this winter was colder than usual and it did great! Can't wait to try growing some more from cuttings! I would recommend this to anyone who loves beautiful, bright, showy blooms and a rose that is truly low maintenance!