Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Extra Color Info: Purple and white, with mauve streaks and stripes
Growth Habit: Medium, 3-4 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Jack E. Christensen, 1991
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Purple and white
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Intrigue x Pinstripe
Child plants: 2 child plants

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Purple Tiger'
  • 'JACpurr'
  • 'Impressionist'

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Location: World Peace Rose Garden, Capital Park, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2022-03-29
Location: Kamloops, BC, Canada
Date: 2013-06-11
Location: Sacramento CA.
Date: 2022-03-29
World Peace Rose Garden, Capital Park
Location: Cisco, Tx
Date: 2018-05-09
Location: World Peace Rose Garden, Capital Park, Sacramento, Ca. 
Date: 2023-04-23
Rosa 'Purple Tiger'
Photo by Mike
Photo by zuzu
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: 2019-06-06
blooms on a potted plant that was recovering from black spot
Location: Atela Gardens, Alpiarça, 
Date: 2012-05-18
digital camera
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Date: 2017-06-20
Full sun
Photo by Mike
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2014-04-05
Taken at Tagawa Nursery
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2014-04-05
Taken at Tagawa Nursery
Location: Texas, USA
Date: 2016
gorgeous color! of my favorite.
Photo by Newyorkrita
Photo by Mike
Photo by zuzu
Photo by zuzu
Location: Denver Metro, CO
Date: 2012-04-28
Taken at Tagawa Gardens

Date: 2007-06-07

Date: 2000-01-01
Photo by Skiekitty
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2011-04-27

At Regans nursery
Photo by zuzu
Photo by Calif_Sue
  • Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Dec 19, 2019 2:06 AM concerning plant:
    Purple Tiger is legendary for its poor health. Its purple and white blooms are quite beautiful and dramatic, but the rose bush itself has many drawbacks. It is not a vigorous rose, its canes and branches are weak, and it is so vulnerable to black spot that it usually loses most of its leaves early in spring and remains almost completely defoliated for much of the season. It also seems to have a shorter lifespan than other roses, typically dying after only 6 or 7 years of life.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 29, 2011 10:22 PM concerning plant:
    A truly lovely striped rose I had in my garden for about four years until it died one winter. I went out and got another one, an own-root one this time, so that even if it died back to the ground it would grow back again. I haven't had any problems. First one was grafted.

    Located on the north shore of Nassau County, Long Island, NY zone 6/7 where it is humid in the summer.

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