Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info) Cultivar: Purple Tiger Additional cultivar information: (Impressionist, JACpurr) Hybridized by Christensen; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1991
Hardiness: USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) 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)
Bloom Color: Mauve and mauve blend (mb)
Bloom Shape: Double
Flower Fragrance: Very Fragrant
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Blooms repeatedly
On Jun 28, 2006, Hanabee23 from Elk Grove, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
I have an alternate to this plant and it was labeled "perfume tiger". It is mostly white with purple stripes. I'm guessing it was the same rose. The smell is just wonderful! I have it in a large pot in my yard. It gets sun all day and is growning great. I recommend this plant to anyone that wants a showy garden.
On Sep 5, 2005, Brian_OH from Columbus, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
This was one of the first two rose bushes I purchased after moving to the area. I was very pleased with the plant's growth and abundant production of blooms. It is now in its second season and still going strong!
On Jul 11, 2005, ladyannne from Merced, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
I brought this home with a small, new collection of purple fragrant roses for the new hummingbird area, and this one just gave up the ghost. I was sooo bummed, not another one was available anywhere, everyone else (Intrique, Melody parfume, Aromatherapy, Angel Face, Perfume Delight) was just fine. I watered it, stroking it's dead brown limbs daily, and...wala....it came back. Praise the Lord and pass the Miracle Grow. I expect this delight to be one of my favorites.
On Jul 21, 2004, spoildbeyond from Mason City, IA wrote:
We just recently took a tour threw "Reiman Gardens" in Ames, Iowa. This is where I first learned of the "Purple Tiger" rose. I would like to add this rose to my collection next year. All I can say is that this rose was very pretty. Was very surprised that they do not mulch there roses. The ground was very dry but the roses were over all pretty healthy.
On Jun 24, 2003, yogaman from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Plum purple striped with white and pink.
Parentage: Intrigue X Pinstripe
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Tucson, Arizona , California Elk Grove, California Lake Of The Pines, California Merced, California Orinda, California Reseda, California San Jose, California San Leandro, California Hampton, Illinois Amherst, New Hampshire Riverlea, Ohio Houston, Texas