Intrigue Floribunda Rose

Bareroot Grafted
Item #45733


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
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Bloom First Year, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Dark Purple, Dark Red
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

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