Citrus Splash™ Shrub Rose

Like Striped Beach Umbrellas — Only Fragrant, Too!
2-Quart
Item # 33003
$19.95
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This Shrub Rose has All the Beauty of a Fine Floribunda!

Has there ever been a more delightful way to announce the arrival of spring in your sunny garden? Citrus Splash™ is a shrub rose with the bloom strength, fragrance, and look of a fine floribunda, setting clusters of cabana-striped blooms in waves all season long. Fabulously fragrant, it signals the arrival of long, warm summer days, popsicles beside the swimming pool, butterflies visiting all the nectar plants, and other joys of nature's most lush and beautiful season!

Citrus Splash™ earns its name in two ways: the colors of its blooms, which definitely suggest oranges and lemons, and the nature of its rich, zesty fragrance: fruity-sweet, with a pleasing hint of citrus! You will love these big, bright, merrily striped and streaked blooms, which arise in clusters, the orange stripes maturing to pink. Fully 3½ inches wide, they are marvelously abundant on this well-branched shrub, setting right down near the base of the plant at the height of the season!

Expect Citrus Splash™ to reach about 4½ feet tall and wide, a good all-purpose size for border, accent planting, or mass display. Bred by Jackson & Perkins and released in 2007, this is a tried-and-true favorite of many gardeners, and we are pleased to make it available to you this season.

This is a vigorous rose, with a high bud count and good branching, but you may find that the first year it takes its time getting started. This is normal: Citrus Splash™ is long-lived and very productive, so pamper it for that first season until it "finds its feet" in your garden. You will be utterly delighted with the results!

Citrus Splash™ Shrub Rose Hybridized Exclusively by Jackson & Perkins.

Genus Rosa
Variety 'JACzorba'
ppaf PP#19,489
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 6 - 10
BloomStartToEnd Late Spring - Early Fall
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 4 ft 6 in
PlantWidth 4 ft - 4 ft 6 in
BloomSize 3.5 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Double Bloom, Ever Blooming, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Rose Hips
Bloom Color Orange, Yellow
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape Double, Ruffled, Semi-double
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Citrus, Moderate
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Hedge, Landscapes, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands
Citrus Splash™ Shrub RoseCitrus Splash™ Shrub Rose
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
  Average Based on 3 Review(s)
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Slower growing, but stunning!
KB from CA wrote (May 10, 2014):
This species doesn't seem to fill out as quickly as most of the roses I've bought from this company in a similar class, but after a year they should get moving. For the first year they are small and weak looking, but they should flower some. After that, they get bigger and bloom more freely but need support for the narrow canes with blooms on the ends. I'm hoping by their 2nd birthday they'll be nice and strong.
Give it time and it will impress you
Ebilwabbit from CA wrote (November 18, 2013):
This little shrub rose is a slower-to-establish bush (at least here in CA) but it is really starting to be impressive at 6 months. The blooms are even more prettily painted in person, and less streaky. They look like they were watercolored by hand. Love them!
Painted roses
Emory from CA wrote (August 09, 2012):
I love these roses. Look closely and you'll see that the blossoms look hand painted!

The Jackson and Perkins Difference


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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
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 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.

Container-Grown Rose Instructions
  • When your roses arrive, water them thoroughly.
  • Choose a well-drained location that recieves at least 4 to 6 hours of direct sun each day. Dig a hole at least twice the size of the rootball. Mix the native soil with compost or other organic material and add superphosphates.
  • Gently loosen the rootball, place it into the hole so that the bud union sits 1 to 2 inches below soil level, and fill the hole with the remaining soil.
  • Water thoroughly, then mulch heavily around the base for winter protection. Your roses will arrive lightly pruned, so it is not imperative that you do any additional pruning before winter.