'Intrigue' Floribunda Rose

'Intrigue' Floribunda Rose

Exquisite Plum-Purple Blooms on Every Stem!

An All-American Rose Selections Award-Winning Floribunda with Characteristics of a Hybrid Tea!

Bareroot Grafted
Item # 45733
Ships in Spring at the proper planting time for your zone. View Schedule
Buy 3+ at $23.95 ea
Buy 5+ at $21.95 ea
Item Form
Bareroot Grafted
5 - 9
Bloom Start To End
Late Spring - Late Summer
Plant Height
4 ft
Plant Width
3 ft - 4 ft
Bloom Size
3 in
Additional Characteristics
Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Double Bloom, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Grafted, Needs Deadheading, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Hips
Bloom Color
Dark Purple, Dark Red
Bud Shape
Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape
Double, High-centered, Reflexed
Foliage Color
Dark Green, Glossy
Citrus, Strong, Sweet
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Moisture Requirements
Moist, well-drained
Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance
Normal, loamy
Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Landscapes, Outdoor
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Guam, Canada, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Review Summary
(Based on 6 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 4.5 / 5.0


Intrigue Floribunda Rose
Buggirl from UT wrote on January 05, 2018

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!

Strong grower, but ...
Jeff from NV wrote on May 10, 2016

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.

David from MI wrote on December 26, 2013

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.

Intrigue Rose
LaDona Barton-Hooper from OR wrote on December 11, 2013

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.

Great Purple Even in Heat
Nancy E from CA wrote on March 24, 2013

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!

Anyone can grow roses - all that's needed is a spot with 6 hours of sun a day. Roses are even well suited to container growing, so you don't have the excuse of no garden space!

Step 1


If planting bareroot roses, first soak roots in lukewarm water for 12 to 24 hours. If you can’t plant your roses right away, you may leave them in their boxes for up to a week in a cool, dark place. Be sure to sprinkle roots with water every few days.

Step 2


Dig a hole about 12" deep and 24" wide. Make sure it’s large enough to give the plant’s root system plenty of room to develop after planting. Loosen the soil at the bottom and sides with your shovel.

Step 3


Fill the hole with water. It should drain in one hour. If the water remains longer, dig deeper to improve the drainage – or mound your soil and plant the rose in a raised bed.

Step 4


Build a mound in the center of the hole to support roots. Set rose on top, making sure the crown (the point where the canes join together at the shank) is at ground level, or a little lower in cold climates.

Step 5


Fill the hole with two thirds of the remaining soil mixed with peat moss or compost. Tamp down gently with your hands. Add water, let it soak in, then finish filling the hole with soil. Tamp down lightly and water well.

Step 6


Spread mulch, compost or bark chips around the plant to suppress weed growth and help retain moisture. Water 3 to 4 times a week until leaves begin to grow.

Step 7


Your plants will leaf out faster if you mist the canes as often as possible while they’re getting started. Roses need plenty of moisture both above and below the soil to develop fully.

The Jackson and Perkins Difference

Grown in California by the World’s Best Rose Professionals

World's Finest Roses

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.

What to Expect

Bareroot RosesIf 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.

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
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.

World's Finest Roses
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.