Olympiad™ Hybrid Tea Rose

Superior disease resistance has never been more regal!
2-Quart
Item # 32528
$24.95
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The rose of the 1984 Olympics!

This 1984 AARS award winner, named for the Los Angeles Olympics, is truly one of the reddest of red Roses, from its early urn-shaped buds to its final flash of glory. If you're looking for a hybrid tea with unbeatable disease resistance and a generous yield of beautiful red blooms, Olympiad™ is your champion!

The fully double, 4- to 5-inch flowers are long stemmed and long lasting. Usually borne singly on strong stems, they occasionally arise in big clusters. High centered and perfectly formed, they boast 26 to 40 petals, with a mild fragrance that bears a second sniff (and holds up well indoors).

Olympiad™ is a New Zealand introduction from famed breeder Sam McGredy. It arrived on the scene in 1982, earning its name for its selection as the Rose of the Olympics. And its pedigree is impeccable: R. 'Red Planet' x R. 'Pharaoh.'

These blooms are ideal for the vase, but also hold their color beautifully in the garden and resist spotting as they mature. This rose has a vigorous upright habit, 4 to 4½ feet tall, with gray-green foliage. You'll find it to be low on maintenance needs, thanks to its excellent disease resistance. Prune Hybrid Tea roses to half height or 18-20 inches above the ground in early spring.

Genus Rosa
Variety 'MACauck'
PPAF PP#5,519
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 5 - 10
Bloom Season Late Spring - Early Summer
Habit Upright
Plant Height 4 ft - 4 ft 6 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Rose Hips, Double Bloom, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color Dark Red
Bud Shape Classic, Urn
Flower Shape Double, High-centered
Foliage Color Gray, Medium Green
Fragrance Fruity, Light
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Bacterial Brown Spot, Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Outdoor, Border, Cut Flowers
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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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
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.