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Intrigue - Floribunda Rose

Intrigue

Floribunda. Bred by Warriner in USA (West) in 1983.
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Use:
 
Container, Specimen Plan
Color:
 
Mauve
Form:
 
Semi-Double
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
4 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments Sometimes its flowers are dark pink; sometimes mauve; sometimes they border on cerise; and sometimes they approach purple as they age. Whatever color they are, one frequently wishes they were some other color, shade or tint. Those growing it in West Texas and Southern California declare it an "all time great rose." Those in other places complain that it is weak, spindly, a magnet for blackspot.

BTW: Until its third year I believed that "there is nothing about this plant that wows one." But then it grew long horizontal canes and literally covered itself in dark, reddish roses. "Wow," I thought, "It's a healthy grower, producing plenty of fragrant crimson-purple flowers. I had underestimated it." Some years later I learned that the plant I had admired was Dr. Huey. Intrigue had died.