Pope John Paul II Hybrid Tea Rose
Vigorous growth, superior disease resistance, and perfect bloom form!
These sparkling blooms unfurl from delightful pointed, ovoid buds, revealing up to 50 clean white petals. They arise in flushes throughout their early summer to late summer season, standing out brilliantly against the background of glossy, dark green, very disease-resistant foliage. The plants themselves reach a mature height of 4½ to 5 feet and a width of 3½ to 4 feet, so they're ideal for a number of situations: beds, borders, cut gardens, even large patio containers.
Plant in well-drained soil in full sun and water regularly, preferably in the morning. A layer of mulch during the summer months helps to retain moisture, keep roots cool, and discourage the growth of weeds. Prune hybrid tea roses to half height or 18-20 inches above the ground in early spring. Remove old canes and dead wood. Cut back canes that cross each other. Gardeners in warmer climates will want to cut the remaining canes by one-third, while those in colder climates will probably need to trim it a bit more.
|Zone||5 - 9|
|BloomStartToEnd||Early Summer - Late Summer|
|PlantHeight||4 ft 6 in - 6 ft|
|PlantWidth||3 ft 6 in - 4 ft|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Double Bloom, Flower, Fragrance, Needs Deadheading, Rose Hips|
|FoliageColor||Dark Green, Glossy|
|Uses||Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|