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'Purple Tiger' rose Description
'Purple Tiger (Floribunda, Christensen, 1991)' rose photo
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Mauve or mauve blend Floribunda.
Registration name: JACpurr
Exhibition name: Purple Tiger
Bred by Jack E. Christensen (United States, 1991).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. (post 1970) as 'Purple Tiger'.
Purple, mauve streaks, white flecks.  Strong fragrance.  40 petals.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Few or no prickles/thorns.  

Height: up to 30" (up to 75cm).  Width: up to 22" (up to 55cm).
USDA zone 6b through 11.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Canada - Application No: 92-121  on  27 Oct 1992
Application abandoned on November 30, 1998.
Breeder: Jack E. Christensen, Ontario, United States of America
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