Intrigue Floribunda Rose

Bareroot Grafted
Item #45733
Buy 3+ at $37.95 ea.


All-America Rose Selections (AARS) Winner 1984 | Fragrance Medal at Madrid

Adorned with a bouquet of large, symmetrically formed, plum-purple blooms on every branch, this floribunda boasts some of the best qualities of a hybrid tea. The rare combination of size and form—and the rich color of the double blooms of this All-American Rose Selections award winner—make Intrigue a standout in any floral display.

Bred from White Masterpiece and Heirloom, Intrigue enjoys a high petal count and the fine form of a hybrid tea, while producing 3 or 4 magnificently ruffled blooms in every cluster. The 3-inch flowers bloom in flushes through the season. Though the fragrance of the flowers is mostly citrus, a dash of sweetness produces an intoxicating elixir that transforms a room into an olfactory pleasure palace.

Great in beds, borders, and containers or as hedges or cut flowers, the reddish-purple blooms stand out on the shrub's glossy, dark green foliage. The compact, upright shrub is dense in branches and grows up to 4 feet in height and 3 to 4 feet in width.

Very resistant to disease, Intrigue is tolerant of a variety of climates, though it requires spring freeze protection. The floribunda flowers best if fed heavily during the growing season. If grown in a container, it also needs protection against the cold.

Spring pruning is recommended. Old and dead canes should be removed and canes that cross should be trimmed. In winter, cut canes back by at least one-third. Additional trimming is recommended in colder climates.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosa
Species hybrida
Variety 'JACum'
Item Form Bareroot Grafted
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 4 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Bloom Size 3 in
Petal Count 20
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Dark Red, Dark Purple
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape Double, High-centered, Reflexed
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Citrus, Strong, Sweet
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Landscapes, Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Guam, Canada, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 6 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

January 05, 2018

Intrigue Floribunda Rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

A lovely rose! I bought this rose because it was really discounted and had an interesting color. It far exceeded my expectations. I have it in a partial shade location that gets bright afternoon sun which it seems to like. The blossoms are a deep magenta purple just like the picture and the smell is not strong but interesting. Glad I got this on!

Buggirl from UT
May 10, 2016

Strong grower, but ...

This shopper rated the product 3 out of 5 stars

This bush is a strong grower with many flowers on the first blooming after planting the bare root version. But the flowers are not as dark as pictured and the edges of the flowers tend to fade to white with age. Also, the fragrance is not strong and fruity, instead the fragrance is moderate and perfume like, very similar in scent to Mister Lincoln, which is a scent I really don't care for. I must say I'm a little disappointed with this one.

Jeff from NV
December 26, 2013


This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

Can't beat the flower color or scent but my plant had some problems with black-spot. Perhaps they need a dry climate to do their best.

David from MI
December 11, 2013

Intrigue Rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought this rose to add to my Rose Garden, which is only Purple, Lavender, Peach and Orange. This rose stands out of over 46 roses. Everyone asks me for the name and where I bought it. When dealing with this company you are dealing with a first class company, who take pride in their products and maintain a proper attitude towards customers. They are more than willing to take the time to answers questions and have even got the Green House Masters on the phone to answer my questions. I live in a zone 5a and only plant own root roses and have never loss one to winter, usually have to wait for winter to go away and hope for early spring, but they come back and grow 3' to 6' feet high, depending on the style of each rose. I do bed them down for winter but not with a lot of work. cover their feet and wait for spring. I do not prune in the fall. After old man winter takes his cut of branches, I wait to see where the new grow is coming from and where the dead canes start, simply prune in between those.

LaDona Barton-Hooper from OR
March 24, 2013

Great Purple Even in Heat

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I am developing a pink, white and purple rose garden and finding good purples hard to locate. Living in Los Angeles area, many tend to wash out in summer heat, or bushes grow very slowly. I stumbled on Intrigue and could not believe my luck! It is gorgeous and does not seem to even notice the heat. Great Rose!

Nancy E from CA

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.

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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

You can plant your bare root roses earlier in the growing season, since there are no leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area's last frost date in the spring and no later than two weeks after that average date. Since they don't have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish faster than those that arrive in containers.

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.

World's Finest Roses

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The Jackson and Perkins Difference

Grown in California by the World’s Best Rose Professionals

California provides one of the finest rose-growing environments in the world. All of our roses are grown in soil that is tested and analyzed to ensure they are grown with the exact level of essential nutrients needed. The proper amounts of fertilizer, water, and nutrients are then added to the roses during their active growth cycle by our experienced rose growers.

Each rose is hand selected and prepared by seasoned professional rose growers. Our experienced growers are continually evaluating and testing the roses in the fields to ensure maximum rose health.

All of this tender loving care under the generous California sun results in a young but vigorously growing rose plant with a root system that is ready for fast blooming in your rose garden.

Exclusive and Superior Rose Breeding Process

Jackson and Perkins exclusive rose varieties have been bred to exhibit the most preferred rose characteristics for rose gardeners. It takes many years to develop a single rose variety, and our rose breeders have painstakingly evaluated, tested, and grown superior new genetic features into these new rose varieties for introduction.

The healthy rose plant canes are now hand groomed for the customers' garden presentation. The roses are then harvested at the perfect time in preparation for shipping and customer planting. All of these steps, from rose research, planting, budding, growing, harvesting and storing, are essential to ensure you receive a healthy, vigorous Jackson & Perkins rose plant, the WORLD’S FINEST ROSE.

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