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 rapberry 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
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 Spicy, Moderate
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

Choosing Your Roses

Bare root roses are the most common form of roses for spring and early season planting, and come in two types: grafted and own root.

Grafted Bare root Roses
Own root Bare root Roses

Grafted roses, sometimes referred to as budded bare root roses, have roots that belong to a different variety of rose than the shoots. While the shoots will grow into the variety of rose you've selected, the root variety has been specially grown and developed for hardiness, improved resistance to common diseases, and improved resistance to certain weather conditions. The roots on any grafted rose you receive are usually already two years old, so they'll establish in your garden more quickly when planted.

Own root roses are grown from rose shoot cuttings and develop their own root system. Unlike grafted roses, both their roots and shoots come from the same variety of plant.

All Jackson & Perkins bare root roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth in our state-of-the-art wet cooler, so they'll be delivered to you with no foliage or blooms. The wet cooler has a uniform storage temperature set just above freezing and uses a fog system to provide consistent humidity of 100%, ensuring the roses remain fully hydrated and don't exit dormancy before leaving our facility. While you might see some variance in size, even within the same variety of bare root rose, all our roses meet the same rigorous standards of quality.

So, not sure which type of bare root rose you should choose? Don't worry, we've got that covered. We've researched which varieties of bare root roses grow better as grafted or own root, and both types can be planted in the early spring months, so just choose the variety of rose you're most interested in and get planting.

Though you might be surprised or intimidated when you receive a box of bare root roses filled with roots and shoots, rest assured, with the proper care, these little bundles will grow into stunning roses.

Container Roses

Container Roses

Container roses are typically available in 2-quart sizes or larger and come with established foliage that may or may not have blooms. While bare root roses should generally be planted in early spring, container roses allow you quite a bit more flexibility in planting time, from spring all the way through fall in many zones. Fall can be a good season to plant container roses because it allows them enough time to establish themselves before cold or freezing temperatures arrive.

Jackson and Perkins One Year Roses

What to Expect

If this is the first time your are planting a bare root rose, you may be surprised by their brown roots and dormant stem. However, bare root roses provide the easiest and fastest way of planting roses without the concern of transplant shock.

Bare root roses may appear to be dead upon arrival, but the plants actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive and stressful growth of leaves right after planting.

Bare root roses are the best option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Our bare root roses are fully established plants that meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. Of course, since they are not in soil when you get them, there's no mess to contend with.

Bareroot Roses

Due to the nature of plants and the fact that some are younger than others, there will be some variance in the size of our bareroot roses. However, they have all gone through the same quality inspections in order to make sure they meet the high standards we expect from all of our roses.

Gold Standard Stamp of Approval

Each Jackson and Perkins rose is individually inspected and graded to meet our standards for shape, viability, fragrance, and disease resistance.

Jackson and Perkins Exclusive Preservation Process

Our roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth utilizing a state-of-the-art wet cooler. By providing a uniform storage temperature just above freezing and employing a fog system to provide a consistent humidity of 100%, we are able to ensure that each of our roses remains fully hydrated and does not come out of its dormancy before leaving our facility. Bare root roses ordered elsewhere often arrive dry and shriveled. Through our exclusive preservation process, Jackson and Perkins is able to provide a fully hydrated premium bare root rose. Prior to entering the shipping container, we carefully wrap the root system to preserve the moisture and to provide a top-quality rose that is in optimal planting condition.

Gold Standard Stamp of Approval

Our Superior Bare Root Rose Growing Process

Our roses are hand budded by professional rose budders to ensure you receive a true-to-variety quality rose. This takes a special skill. These professional hand budders make sure the bud union lives and the rose plant becomes the premium Jackson and Perkins rose variety desired.

At the end of the rose growth cycle, when the rose plant has hardened off and is ready to be harvested, the roses are hand selected according to our top-quality Jackson and Perkins rose standards.

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