Daring Spirit® Hybrid Tea



Jackson & Perkins 2015 Rose of the Year

Jackson and Perkins is proud to introduce Daring Spirit®, an impossibly painted hybrid tea with carmine and white tones in combinations like no other rose you've ever seen. The raspberry red base is striped, flecked, and splashed with pink and white accents in wild arrangements. The chaotic patterning makes every bloom its own unique masterpiece. A single flower is the perfect centerpiece for any vase.

As if the coloration weren't attention-getting enough, this over-achiever sets 25 to 30 petals, spreads up to 5 inches wide, and releases a spicy and intoxicating fragrance. Taking the classic hybrid tea form, the beautiful blooms look picture perfect, held singly on long stems. The scent is moderately strong and a complex mixture of spicy and sweet that demands a second (and third . . . and fourth) sniff. The habit is handsome, too—5 feet high and 4 feet wide, with dark, glossy foliage that bears a fine shade of burgundy when it first appears in spring.

Plant Daring Spirit in a sunny spot with well-drained soil. Water the roots early in the day rather than using overhead watering. In early spring, prune the canes to remove dead or diseased wood and reduce the overall height by about half (or just ⅓ in warmer climates). Take care of Daring Spirit, and this Hybrid Tea will take care of you with a one-of-a-kind bloomshow that will make you the envy of every gardener on the block.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosa
Species hybrida
Variety Daring Spirit® Hybrid Tea Rose
Zone 5 - 10
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Late Fall
Height 5 ft
Width 4 ft
Bloom Size 5 in
Petal Count 30
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Dark Pink, Red, White
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Moderate, Spicy
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cut Flowers, Landscapes
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Virgin Islands, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico

Product Review Summary

Based on 5 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

May 27, 2020

Daring spirit

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I purchased this plant as a bare root and received it in late March. Since then, it has bloomed quite a few times and has beautiful foliage. Also, it has a pretty nice scent.

Amber Midyette from FL
February 03, 2020

One of my favorites

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Daring Spirit is one of the rockstars of the garden. Even in the worst heat, she's covered in blooms. Plus, they smell great! It is also one of the most vigorous plants I have and never has any issues with blackspot in the blackspot plagued Houston area. One thing to note is the growth habit is a bit sprawling and not very tidy. Be sure you give this one plenty of room to sprawl out.

drossb1986 from TX
April 28, 2019


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Highly recommended. We followed the instructions in the packing and soaked in water first, then planted in healthy soil with some added rose nutrients. With regular watering it started populating leaves quickly. The first bloom is just wonderful and exactly like the picture.

BeachChaser from GA
June 26, 2018


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Bought the rose here, planted it in early May in a very sunny spot, started getting FANTASTIC, beautiful blooms end of June. Very Happy, will order more next year.

Lora from OH
March 24, 2018

Buying more

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought this rose 2 years ago because I love roses that have coloration like this one. Very beautiful once it got blooming and the show just kept going till fall. Getting another for another part of my half acre yard, up by the window of this room so I can see it when it's too hot outside for me to go out.

Shadow251 from MI

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