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The showpiece of the Vatican private garden!

Pope John Paul II Hybrid Tea Rose

2-Quart
Item # 32990
$24.95
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Vigorous growth, superior disease resistance, and perfect bloom form!

White blooms with a delightful fresh citrus fragrance.
This elegant rose is the showpiece of the Vatican private garden and will gladly grace yours as well! Among the finest white roses ever, it produces pure, luminous white, lavishly petaled 5-inch blossoms with a delightful fresh citrus fragrance. This exceptional hybrid tea has received top ratings for its powerful scent, vigorous growth, superior disease resistance, and perfect bloom form.

These sparkling blooms unfurl from delightful pointed, ovoid buds, revealing up to 30 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.

Genus Rosa
Variety 'JACsegra'
ppaf PP#19,107
Zone 5 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Late Summer
PlantHeight 4 ft 6 in - 5 ft
PlantWidth 3 ft 6 in - 4 ft
BloomSize 5 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Flower, Fragrance
BloomColor White
BudShape Ovoid, Pointed
FoliageColor Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Citrus, Strong
LightRequirements Full Sun
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Blooms like crazy
Brian B from CA wrote (June 17, 2014):
First off, this rose smells amazing. One of the best in my garden. Second, it has more blooms than I've ever seen for a young bush. I'll get a dozen new buds at a time. It blooms like a mature plant. Lastly, it has a great color. I live in San Diego and the sun can cook white flowers and brown their edges. This one is a champ and looks great.
Even better than the Pictures!
KellyRose Grower from VA wrote (May 05, 2014):
This is the most creamy white rose I've ever seen. It reminds me of a gardenia. Beautiful blooms and easy to grow.
non-stop flowering...
Jezy from TX wrote (December 31, 2013):
I bought this rose last year, I leave around Houston, and since the moment it settle up until now (end of the year) it hasn't stop flowering, more that 10 big flowers at the time...
Beautiful & Fragrant
A star from NY wrote (July 10, 2013):
The bare root grew pretty quickly and there were already a few rounds of blooms this year. THe size of the flower gets bigger each round and they're beautiful. It was worth buying this choice and waiting for the blooms. I sure am a fan of this Rose choice.
Hope for the Pope
monniemon from PA wrote (April 23, 2012):
I purchased this rose from J&P as a potted plant three seasons ago,it was very small and slow to get started. This bush is still not where i would expect it to be, other bushes i purchased that same year are 5-6ft with wide spread and tons of blooms, not this one, it is still small with no spread. The blooms however are wonderfully and the scent will have you sniffing all day long. Last for some time on the bush and in the vase, but its strong scent does dimenish in the vase . this season iam holding out hope for the pope to mature and catch up with its mates. I think i just got a dud bush, it happens. Perhaps i will purchase another and see what it does, until then, im keeping hope alive.
Wonderful!
Tara from IA wrote (April 13, 2012):
Planted last spring, great growth rate and flowers the first year... this spring it has already doubled in size, I can't wait for blooms to appear!
Most beautiful Rose and fregrance
Kathleen Bintner from PA wrote (March 18, 2012):
This was one of my most favorite roses, unfortunatly it died last summer and not able to find a replacement. i have been a satified customer since 1978 enjoying the best quality in product and service since. My daughter now purchases her roses from Jackson Perkins.
Great Rose
Lee from CA wrote (March 09, 2012):
I purchased the rose a couple of years back and I felt in love with its color and fragrant. Unfortunately, I lost the plant and now I am looking everywhere to replace it.