Roses forum: "Intrigue" Rose

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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Apr 24, 2011 5:43 PM CST
I'm really enjoying watching this rose. The blooms are so beautiful. I like the red/purple tones. They smell awesome too and I haven't noticed any blackspot. It also seems to love being smothered by Penstemon "Dark Towers!" This was an accident. I had no idea the colors would complement each other so nicely.

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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Apr 24, 2011 5:46 PM CST
Here's a nice bud of Intrigue against some Penstemon "Dark Towers." The color is so rich of these blooms!


Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Apr 24, 2011 5:49 PM CST
Here's one more photo. I think roses are going to become an addiction for me. LOL. I wish my yard was bigger!

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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Apr 24, 2011 6:03 PM CST
Stunning combination!
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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Apr 24, 2011 6:14 PM CST
Thanks. I'm just now starting to appreciate roses. I don't know why they suddenly grow for me. I tried for years to grow them. Maybe it's that bone meal I've put around them. LOL.
Name: Zuzu
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Apr 24, 2011 7:16 PM CST

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You've captured the color so beautifully in that second photo. I've almost given up on trying to get a good photo of this rose's unique coloring. I really love it, and it's right up in my top five as far as the scent is concerned.
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Apr 24, 2011 8:11 PM CST
Thanks. I think it's because it was cloudy today. That's the only time I've gotten the color to come out right as well. I bet this rose would look good with Tradescant. I have that one in the back yard. I may have to move it in the fall.
Name: Carey
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careyana
Apr 24, 2011 9:15 PM CST
Gorgeous Clint! I hope to be able to add in a few weeks as well...my bagged rose (which may or may not be) Intrigue has a bud and I'm looking forward to the bloom..
Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Apr 24, 2011 9:49 PM CST
Intrigue is one of the best of the deep velvety roses. Make sure that you save a bloom & dry it (try putting on your dashboard in the windshield of your car on a hot sunny day.. Takes like three days to dry out 100% or, if that won't work, put it behind your computer monitor/TV. That does almost as fast of a job.). A dried Intrigue will smell wonderfully for a long time, so you can make potpourri sachets out of it, too. Friend of mine who makes candles used some dried Intrigue buds in her candles for a beautiful effect.
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Name: Carey
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careyana
Apr 26, 2011 11:52 AM CST
Toni - if it's any indication of our current weather, I'll go the windshield route. Forecasting 96 today. UGH!!!
Name: Jerry
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Oldgardenrose
May 15, 2011 10:57 AM CST
My potted 'Intrigue'??? purchased from Lowe's this spring. Begins as a deep rose/purple but fades in sunlight. Plus my camera has a tendency to flare all reds so the pic is not really accurate.Thumb of 2011-05-15/Oldgardenrose/df15fb
Name: Jerry
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Oldgardenrose
May 15, 2011 11:06 AM CST
This is more accurate color taken a week ago.

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