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Rosa 'Purple Tiger'

Rosa 'Purple Tiger'

Description: The unusual or novelty rose with semi double flowers which are mauve and white striped (hence the name tiger) and flecked markings making it quite unique. A floribunda rose which flowers in profusion from late spring to early autumn. In addition, blooms are scented.

Uses: For use in borders or mixed planting.

Climate/Position: Full sun prefered

Height/Spread: 75cm x 60cm

Soil Requirements: Though roses will tolerate most soil types, for best results roses prefer deep, rich, free draining soils with plenty of organic matter.

Avoid planting in sites that have previously been used for growing roses. Add organic matter before planting and mulch regularly for best results.

Pruning: Pruning roses is best undertaken at the end of February. On all plants remove any dead and diseased stems, as well as very weak and thin stems, and then the oldest stems to encourage rejuvenation. Try to develop an open vase shaped bush for better air movement to reduce risk of pests and disease. Cut down the height by between one third and two thirds.

Within the flowering season, dead heading blooms after colour throughout the season will improve the overall look and flowering capacity of the plant.

Special Requirements: Feeding roses in spring and applying annual mulch will enhance performance, encourage healthy growth and lead to improved flowering.

Additional Interest: Trade name 'Jacpurr' Hybridized by Jack E. Christensen (Intrigue x Pinstripe) and introduced to the UK in 1993.