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'JACum' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 29-500
most recent 6 AUG 19 SHOW ALL
Initial post 30 JUL 08 by Rod in Colfax, California
My number one criterion for choosing a rose is its fragrance. Of the 30 different roses I have, I think Intrigue has the best fragrance. Unfortunately, it is also by far the most disease- and mite-susceptible plant I own.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 31 MAY 18 by Just-one-more-rose
May I ask, what is it about the fragrance of this rose, that makes you like it more than the others? And can it be smelled from afar? (I love fragrant roses!)
Reply #2 of 2 posted 6 AUG 19 by CybeRose
The first time I smelled this variety, at an indoor garden show when it was new on the market, I was struck by the touch of lemon over the strong "old rose" perfume. That was new to me.

'Intrigue' does not always have this precise scent, but I always remember it when I'm sniffing.
Discussion id : 77-725
most recent 14 JUL 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 20 APR 14 by goncmg
In 1968 NEWS debuted, beet-root purple was NEW, unusual..........50 years later it still is. 14 years later/32 years ago beet root purple hit AARS with this one...............the plant IS strong, the blooms are big, much bigger than News, more formal, the color deeper, the petals crisper (a trait White Masterpiece seems to pass on)............but yes, must concur with a prior post: BLACKSPOT! This color just falls prey. But if beet root purple rings your bell, this one is still worth a shot as it will blackspot endlessly, you may have a naked bush much of the growing season if you live east of the Mississippi, but the blackspot somehow here is never fatal...........Intrigue just keeps on keeping on...........another varfiety where there just really isn't anything like it and I've always debated if it won AARS because it deserved it or because Warriner was on a "streak" and Paradise had been such a mauve/mauve-blend success a few years prior..............or maybe a meld of both?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 19 APR 16 by Michael Garhart
lol I was so excited when I ordered this rose. Then Purple Heart came out, and Intrique went straight the compost. And I was very glad about that! Now I have Ebb Tide, which has its faults (turns neon violet in high heat, and an awkward grower), but it works just fine. Purple Heart was a super easy grower. But I left it due to a move.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 14 JUL 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Nearby rose park has a huge bed of many Intrigues, glorious in hot & dry early Sept., but blackspot-fest in rainy spring .. so they got rid of the entire bed. Intrigue (grafted-on-Dr.Huey) needs high-pH tap-water to stay healthy, and CANNOT handle acidic rain. Saw Intrigue with 4 buds, and 100% healthy in a dinky pot at Walmart in hot & dry August, watered with our town pH 9 tap-water. The color is very purple with high-potassium fertilizer & scent is spicy-good.
Discussion id : 44-932
most recent 18 MAY 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 MAY 10 by monimoni
Intrigue is in its 3rd season. I have never really seen it take off until now. When i planted intrigue, it was my first experience as a gardner. The bush was nearly destroyed from grubbs as with most of the 8 roses i had at the time. Intrigue was left with only 1 cane. So last year i decided to shovel it along with a beautiful greenish/white unknown rose who had succome to the same near fate as the intrigue, but my husband stopped me, said work with it and see what happens, and i am glad i did. I moved both roses to the front garden where i was sure they would get full sun, when replanting i used bone and blood meal, and just basically gave them TLC. It has paid off this season intrigue has new basal shoots, and lots of buds, just flowered a large blossom 5inches in width and the scent is strong and very sweet. Intrigue is winter hardy for zone 6 PA with mulch protection. All this little rose went through in my novoice hands, and this past winter with the snow amounts we received, i would say this is one tough bush.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 18 MAY 10 by HMF Admin
Great posts, thanks.
Discussion id : 16-469
most recent 8 JUL 09 SHOW ALL
Initial post 31 JAN 07 by Anonymous-102305
This rose has not done all that much for me. It is two years old and I still do not get many flowers and the bush is not very full. The blooms do smell good though.
Reply #1 of 6 posted 1 FEB 07 by Lyn G
'Intrigue' is a "thirsty" rose. In other words, it needs a LOT of water to do it's best, then it can be a showstopper.


Reply #2 of 6 posted 1 FEB 07 by Anonymous-102305
I think that the possibility of it not getting enough water is a good one. It is by a tree and I know it should get more water because of that alone. I am going to be putting a drip irrigation system in before summer. Watering is a real time sink for me. I have 150 rose plants and it takes me an hour and a half to water them every other day in the summer. Even at that, the plants probably don't get enough water. So I am really looking forward to the drip system for me and my roses.
Thank you for the reply, I will make sure it gets more water and see what happens.
Reply #3 of 6 posted 8 JUL 09 by John Moody
Roses do need lots of water to do their best no matter what time of year you are talking about, but summer is of course the most critical.
Late Fall going into Winter is also critical for winter hardiness of the bush. Winter wind can be so drying to the rose so they need lots of moisture going into winter and occasionally during winter as well.
I water my potted roses while they are overwintering in my unheated garage. If there is enough snow, I just get a wagon full and pull it into the garage and start putting it all over the top of the soil in the containers. That is the best moisture of all for them. If the climate is dry, I just add water on the warmest day I can find either from the hose or from a watering can filled in the house.
But, all overwintering roses must have water. More roses die from dehydration during the winter than from the actual cold.
As for the watering method, I have found that using a drip irrigation system works the very best for me. I have 250+ roses in about 12 separate beds. Each has it's own system, even if there are only five roses. I just hook up the garden hose and turn it on and let it run. Each rose has it's own spigot for that can be individually adjusted to get just the right amount, though most are on just plain old full blast. Using a drip irrigation system is a real time and labor saver. I can water up to 30 roses at a time and the water goes directly to the bottom of the rose so the leaves up top stay dry and thus reducing fungus problems.
I can hook up my EZ FLO Feritilizer Injector from Rosemania or Drip Works to the system while watering and also get my fertilizing done at the same time as the watering. Talk about time saving!!
Also, the drip irrigation system supplies I get from Drip Works on the web are really very inexpensive, high quality, and so easy to do. I actually enjoy designing and putting together the systems for each bed. I think my roses are better off for using a drip irrigation system and I love the time and labor savings as well as the fact that I actually save water and thus natural resources and $ because I don't waste the water with overspray and evaporation. Keeping the foliage dry cuts down on the Blackspot, Powdery Mildew, and other fungal problems so it saves me money on spray materials and time and labor spent spraying. I only need to spray about half as much as the spray materials directions call for and I REALLY like that alot.
If you haven't tried a drip irrigation system in your garden, I would suggest you at least look them up and consider it. It really does make rearing roses so much better in the long run.
Reply #4 of 6 posted 8 JUL 09 by Lyn G

My summer temps are often in the triple digits for weeks at a time. I am yearning for a drip system. It's not in the budget this year, but your post has encouraged me to move it up on my list of "needs vs wants"

Reply #5 of 6 posted 8 JUL 09 by John Moody
Well when you get the chance take a look at Drip Works offerings. As I said, they are relatively inexpensive for the good they do, components last a long time, and it is fun and easy to do yourself. If you do need assistance putting together a drip system they have people that will help you plan one if you give them the specs of the bed.
Once you are over the initial outlay of $$, the good thing is it will end up saving you $ in the long run with reduced costs for water, spray materials if you spray, and good old time and labor savings. And your roses and other garden beauties will be much the healthier for it.
Good luck.
Reply #6 of 6 posted 8 JUL 09 by Lyn G
Thank you. This year I am painting the house this year, so a drip system will go in next year. I'll save the information you have posted. My garden is on four levels and running up and down the property to water when the temps are 100+ is hard work.

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