Ebb Tide™

Dusky deep purple buds with a swirling center open into very double, old fashioned 3 1/2" flowers (petals 35+) that settle to a haze of sultry smoke. So intensely clove scented that you could lose your balance while enjoying it.
Repeat bloomer.

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Additional Info

Alternate Name(s) No
Specifc ARS Score No
Bloom Type Fully Double
Breeder Code WEKsmopur
Characteristics Fragrance
Specific Color Purple
Country of Origin USA
Fragrance Exceptionally Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s) 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Patent # 10478
Rebloom Repeat Blooming
Shade Tolerant No
Approximate Size 4' x 4'
Year 2004


Customer Reviews (14)

I like itReview by Abigail
I've had mine for about two years now. I live in Missouri, close enough to Oklahoma to be in it, and my rose is wonderful. I did have problems with black spot but all my roses did last year, it was really rainy and such. It bloomed beautifully! It smells so good and does make good bouquets with my other roses. I love heirlooms roses and won't buy anywhere else! (Posted on 2/9/2017)
Color *fades* to more purple, not lighterReview by Mina
Forgot to say that as the flowers age, they do not get lighter in color but more purple. Color does seem to relate to temperature too. (Posted on 2/7/2017)
Fish emulsion increases the size of blooms and deepens colorReview by Mina
I love the red-violet to a more purple color (usually not lighter), and the fragrance, which for me is old rose. I grow it in a large pot on my balcony. Earlier in the season, the flowers were smaller, paler, and didn't last as long. After a couple of doses of fish emulsion, it rebloomed quickly, and in much richer deeper color. Sometimes it matches Intrigue's deep red-violet, or is more purple.
Although I had a few problems with blackspot (Calif foothills) Ebb Tide didn't. (Posted on 1/31/2017)
My favorite purple roseReview by Barbara
Northern California, Zone 9b. Zero spray; I work on my soil. Yes, all my roses get a little black spot, etc. now and then, but I strip them and try hard to dispose of leaves. Ebb Tide comes back year after year and is a most gorgeous rose. It always looks great in any bouquets. It is the color that makes Ebb Tide one of my 'couldn't live without it' roses. (Posted on 1/19/2017)
Fragrant but I'm not fond of purple roses.Review by Vicki
Love the fragrance. The blooms are small and I guess that I just don't care for purple roses. Not my favorite. It did well the first couple of years but did not do so well this past year, the foliage all died and I've pruned it back all the way to the ground twice hoping that it will revive. Mine is planted in a whisky barrel and we did have a very dry summer.
I'm going to plant it in the ground and see if it improves this year.
(Posted on 12/31/2016)
Problems with BlackspotReview by Ken
The blooms are sort of small, but fragrant. It is a very nice rose if you live in an area that isn't prone to blackspot or you follow a rigorous spraying program. My Ebb Tide defoliated mid summer which is very early for my area. I junked it. (Posted on 12/12/2016)
Not that greatReview by Jonathan
I've had 'Ebb Tide' for about two years now. It's not a very vigorous rose and it is susceptible to black spot. In the extreme heat and humidity of South Carolina, the blooms are a fuchsia color rather than the nice plum color. The fragrance is a strong clove scent, which is nice, but I would not buy this rose again for my area.

(Posted on 11/28/2016)
I dream of this roseReview by MaryKayFran
One of my all-time favorite roses, and I love roses!
The best fragrance, the best color, and the best size. Easy to plan a spot in your garden for this compact bush. Plant where you will enjoy the fragrance.
Grew well in the Oklahoma City area, with highly augmented soil (where not much else grows but native plants without a lot of help).
Thinking I need some of these for my new house in FL! (Posted on 11/10/2016)
Enchanting delightful newcomerReview by Antoinette
Less than a month ago I planted six Heirloom Roses in my new garden. They are already forming buds and Ebb Tide opened fully today!!! And what a beauty. A deep dark purple black, fragrant delight. On the small side (but not miniature) and extraordinary. What will she be like when she's fully grown? Think I'll be ordering some more of these. It's an intoxicating addition to the garden. (Posted on 6/16/2016)
SurpriseReview by Pamela
Planted this bush last October. It is growing quickly and producing lots of flowers. The fragrance is wonderful. My color is varied. Some are smokey purple, some deep fusha and I even have one that is split down the middle fusha and deep pink, quite unusual and fun. Never know what I will get. I fertilize every month with Alaska fish emulsion. Vigorous plant and signs of disease or bugs. Very happy with this and others I have purchased. Live in south Florida will see how it does through the hot summer. (Posted on 5/4/2016)
Ebb Tide RoseReview by Sandra
It's November 25, 2014 and I live in North Central Florida, my Ebb Tide Rose is blooming like crazy, the color and FRAGRANCE are OUTSTANDING. (Posted on 11/25/2014)
A wonderful roseReview by Caroline
Ebb Tide is everything you could want in a rose: vigorous, fragrant, lots of blooms -- and that amazing color! Thanks, Heirloom Roses! (Posted on 5/25/2014)
i have two of these in my rose garden...Review by plm
My second year with them. They are loaded with flowers! I get many complements on them. (Posted on 5/24/2014)
The most perfect purple roseReview by Sarah
In it's second year in my garden, Ebb Tide is loaded with buds and once again producing it's perfectly formed, intensely fragrant, amazingly beautiful roses. It's a sturdy plant that has no issues whatsoever. I distill rose hydrosol several times each summer, and this rose's fragrance is a major contributor, along with Rose de Rescht, Rosa Rugosa, and the Apothecary rose. Love love love. (Posted on 6/15/2013)

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