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PlantFiles: Floribunda Rose
Rosa 'Purple Tiger'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple Tiger
Additional cultivar information: (aka 'JACpurr', Impressionist)
Hybridized by Christensen; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1991

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13 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


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Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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7 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive atalanta On Jun 22, 2013, atalanta from Sherman, CT wrote:

Beautiful, dramatic flowers verging on lurid--not for the subtle garden! But if you like striped roses, it's a must. Bought mine from the local Stop/Shop about a week ago. So far, so good.

Neutral trackinsand On Jan 28, 2009, trackinsand from mid central, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

not a rose for the hot and humid south, imo.

Positive Hanabee23 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.

Positive Brian_OH 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!

Positive ladyannne 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, came back. Praise the Lord and pass the Miracle Grow. I expect this delight to be one of my favorites.

Positive Kelli On May 27, 2005, Kelli from L.A. (Canoga Park), CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Meets my definition of purple - is not a purplish red or purplish pink. My plant gets afternoon shade and the flower color does not fade.

Neutral Gindee77 On May 18, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a lovely little rose but it gets black spot so bad in my zone 5 garden. I love the striped blooms and the color is very pretty.

Positive spoildbeyond 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.

Positive yogaman 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:

, (2 reports)
Tucson, Arizona
Auburn, California
Canoga Park, California
Elk Grove, California
Merced, California
Orinda, California
Reseda, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Sherman, Connecticut
Hampton, Illinois
Amherst, New Hampshire
Columbus, Ohio
Houston, Texas

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