Purple Tiger Floribunda Rose

Dazzling blooms appear in flushes from early summer until frost!
Bareroot
Item # 32024
$22.95
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Great for garden or container!

What a great name for a rose! And what a dramatically colored bloom to live up to that unique name! 'Purple Tiger's dazzling blooms appear in flushes from early summer until frost (remove spend flowers to encourage rebloom), each one a rich shade of purple that's streaked and flecked with white. It's absolutely gorgeous, and its beauty doesn't stop with the visual appeal; this eye-catching floribunda also delights the nose with a strong antique-rose fragrance!

Typically growing to a height of 3-4', its matte green foliage is the perfect backdrop to the loosely semi-double purple and white blooms. It makes a stunning specimen planting or in small groups in borders, foundations, cottage gardens, or amidst your other roses.

'Purple Tiger' is best grown in medium-moisture, well-drained, loamy soil, preferably in full sun. Although it will handle some shade, its best disease resistance and flowering do occur in full sun.

Prune 'Purple Tiger' in spring, removing old canes and dead or diseased wood and cutting back any canes that cross. Gardeners in warmer climates should cut back the remaining canes by about one third, and those in colder areas may need to prune a bit more. 'Purple Tiger' does require spring freeze protection. If grown in a container, it will need winter protection. Zones 5-9. Var: JACpurr (PPAF)

Genus Rosa
Variety 'Purple Tiger'
PPAF PPAF
Item Form Bareroot
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Season Early Summer - Early Fall
Plant Height 3 ft - 4 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Bloom Size 4 in
Additional Characteristics Repeat Bloomer, Flower, Fragrance
Bloom Color Purple, White
Flower Shape Semi-double
Foliage Color Medium Green
Fragrance Strong, Antique Rose
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Season Of Interest Summer
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Hedge, Landscapes, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Puerto Rico
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
  Average Based on 2 Review(s)
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Incredible Rose
Nancy E from CA wrote (March 24, 2013):
I planted my first Tiger several years ago. The color, with its stripes of purple drew me right away. I now have 4 of these gems in my pink/white/purple rose garden. It does not flinch in the hot California summer heat. I was a bit surprised at how small the plant is. It would probably be a good container choice, but if you grow it with others, put it on the outside or they will tower over Purple Tiger. Also, the blooms tend to go more red, less purple, the longer the flower is open. It is one of my most favorite roses and I have over 50 in my gardens.
Phenomenal Rose! A True Work of Art!
Tenley Taghi from OH wrote (March 16, 2013):
I first saw this rose and instantly HAD to have it I had never seen a rose with such a unique tie-dye pattern. It helped that purple is one of my favorite colorss, as well as green My expectations have all been exceeded by this amazing rose! The obviouss draw is the magnificent color pattern, an instant conversation starter. The fragrance is something to be remarked at in it's own right. Coupled with the beautiful contrast of the redish purple to dark-purple (like mine) and white tie-dye pattern, with the green foliage of the bush, this rose is an all around show-stopper. I will absolutely reccoment this rose to anyone. Not only is it absolutely stunning in any flower bed, but it is also incredibly hardy and resiliant. I have moved my roses 3 or 4 times and have never had then suffer shock in even the slightest instance. They are a very hardy rose from what I've seen and I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can create a place to add a few more to my collection! Thank you so very much for offering

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