Cherry Parfait™ Grandiflora Rose

Terrific blackspot resistance, and extra heat, humidity, and cold tolerance!
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A CONTINUOUSLY Blooming Rose -- No Wonder it Won the 2003 AARS Award!

This 2003 All-America Rose Selections award winner is a fantastically heavy-blooming, disease-resistant, rugged grandiflora with flowers of red-edged white that actually darken as they mature, instead of bleaching out like older varieties!

Cherry Parfait™ is a nicely rounded little shrub that is literally never out of bloom all summer long, regaling you with armloads of 4-inch flowers from late spring until early fall! The blooms open from lovely pointed buds, arising on 10- to 14-inch stems. You will fall in love with this subtly fragrant, free-flowering beauty! Remove spent blossoms to encourage rebloom.

The leaves of this healthy, 5-foot-tall, 4- to 5-foot-wide shrub are a glossy, deep green and very lush, making Cherry Parfait™ beautiful out of bloom as well as in. And the fact that it's cold hardy, heat tolerant, and disease resistant, means it will be a pure joy for every gardener!

Cherry Parfait™ is great for beds, borders, and the cut garden. Plant in well-drained soil in full sun. Spring pruning is recommended. Old and dead wood should be removed and canes that cross need to be cut back. Gardeners in warmer climates should cut back the remaining canes by about one-third, while those in colder areas will probably want to prune a little more than that. Var: 'MEIsponge' (PP#12,802). Zones 7-10.

Genus Rosa
Variety 'MEIsponge'
ppaf PP#12,802
Zone 7 - 10
BloomStartToEnd Late Spring - Early Fall
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 5 ft
PlantWidth 4 ft - 5 ft
BloomSize 4 in
Additional Characteristics Flower, Fragrance, Long Bloomers, Needs Deadheading
Bloom Color Red, White
Bud Shape Pointed
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Light, Sweet
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Bareroot or Container?

World's Finest Roses

Have you browsed through your favorite gardening catalog or website looking for the newest roses to plant in your garden and wondered whether it would be best to choose bareroot roses or those in nursery pots? Or does it matter? If you’re like most rose gardeners, this question has come up at one point or another. And we want to help you find the answer as to what’s the best for you and your garden.


Bareroot Roses

Bareroot

Bareroot roses are an inexpensive and easy option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Bareroot roses meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. And of course, since they aren't in soil when you get them, there’s no mess to contend with.


Bareroot roses may look dead, with their brown roots and dormant stem, but plants that arrive this way actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive growth of leaves during planting, which is very stressful.

You can plant your bareroot roses earlier in the growing season as well, since there aren't any leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area’s last frost date in the spring. Since they don’t have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish quickly.


Container

Container roses should typically be planted in late spring and fall. They’re easy to plant (all you need is a trowel), and they provide instant gratification, as they aren't dormant and will have buds within a few short weeks, if they don’t when they arrive. They’re also perfect for transplanting into decorative containers and make an attractive gift.


Container roses are usually nicely leafed out, and may even have flowers on them, which is a great way for you to know when you purchase them what they’re going to look and smell like. As you can see, there are advantages to both bareroot or container roses, so whichever you decide is the best for your garden, we feel certain you’ll become a lifelong rose lover, if you aren't already!

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A bit disappointed
ImJustMe from GA wrote (May 20, 2013):
We bought the Cherry Parfait rose in a container. The plant is doing great. The only issue I have is it doesn't have the same coloring as the picture. It's a lot lighter on the outside edge then in the picture. Still really beautiful though.
Beautiful bloomer!
pkirk646 from FL wrote (May 11, 2013):
Love this beautiful rose!

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Anyone can grow roses - all that's needed is a spot with 6 hours of sun a day. Roses are even well suited to container growing, so you don't have the excuse of no garden space!

The Jackson and Perkins Difference


Grown in California by the World’s Best Rose Professionals

World's Finest Roses

California provides one of the finest rose-growing environments in the world. All of our roses are grown in soil that is tested and analyzed to ensure they are grown with the exact level of essential nutrients needed. The proper amounts of fertilizer, water, and nutrients are then added to the roses during their active growth cycle by our experienced rose growers.

Each rose is hand selected and prepared by seasoned professional rose growers. Our experienced growers are continually evaluating and testing the roses in the fields to ensure maximum rose health.

All of this tender loving care under the generous California sun results in a young but vigorously growing rose plant with a root system that is ready for fast blooming in your rose garden.

Exclusive and Superior Rose Breeding Process


Jackson and Perkins exclusive rose varieties have been bred to exhibit the most preferred rose characteristics for rose gardeners. It takes many years to develop a single rose variety, and our rose breeders have painstakingly evaluated, tested, and grown superior new genetic features into these new rose varieties for introduction.

The healthy rose plant canes are now hand groomed for the customers' garden presentation. The roses are then harvested at the perfect time in preparation for shipping and customer planting. All of these steps, from rose research, planting, budding, growing, harvesting and storing, are essential to ensure you receive a healthy, vigorous Jackson & Perkins rose plant, the WORLD’S FINEST ROSE.

What to Expect
If this is the first time your are planting a bare root rose, you may be surprised by their brown roots and dormant stem. However, bare root roses provide the easiest and fastest way of planting roses without the concern of transplant shock.

Bare root roses may appear to be dead upon arrival, but the plants actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive and stressful growth of leaves right after planting.

Bare root roses are the best option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Our bare root roses are fully established plants that meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. Of course, since they are not in soil when you get them, there's no mess to contend with.

You can plant your bare root roses earlier in the growing season, since there are no leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area's last frost date in the spring and no later than two weeks after that average date. Since they don't have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish faster than those that arrive in containers.

Due to the nature of plants and the fact that some are younger than others, there will be some variance in the size of our bareroot roses. However, they have all gone through the same quality inspections in order to make sure they meet the high standards we expect from all of our roses.

Gold Standard Stamp of Approval
Gold Standard Stamp of Approval
Each Jackson and Perkins rose is individually inspected and graded to meet our standards for shape, viability, fragrance, and disease resistance.
Jackson and Perkins Exclusive Preservation Process
Our roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth utilizing a state-of-the-art wet cooler. By providing a uniform storage temperature just above freezing and employing a fog system to provide a consistent humidity of 100%, we are able to ensure that each of our roses remains fully hydrated and does not come out of its dormancy before leaving our facility. Bare root roses ordered elsewhere often arrive dry and shriveled. Through our exclusive preservation process, Jackson and Perkins is able to provide a fully hydrated premium bare root rose. Prior to entering the shipping container, we carefully wrap the root system to preserve the moisture and to provide a top-quality rose that is in optimal planting condition.

World's Finest Roses
Our Superior Bare Root Rose Growing Process
Our roses are hand budded by professional rose budders to ensure you receive a true-to-variety quality rose. This takes a special skill. These professional hand budders make sure the bud union lives and the rose plant becomes the premium Jackson and Perkins rose variety desired.

At the end of the rose growth cycle, when the rose plant has hardened off and is ready to be harvested, the roses are hand selected according to our top-quality Jackson and Perkins rose standards.
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