Peace Hybrid Tea Rose
Rich sunset tones, sweet fragrance, and perfect form combine to make this the most beloved Rose of recent generations!
Discovered in 1935, it was named 'Peace' to mark the end of World War II!
Perhaps the finest Hybrid Tea ever introduced, 'Peace' has a history as fascinating as its appearance!
In 1935, French rose breeder M. Meilland discovered rose seedling #3-35-40, a beautiful pastel-hued hybrid tea. He was still developing it when France was invaded by Germany, but he managed to send it to the U.S. on the last plane to leave Paris before France fell. American growers took over its development, and on the day that Berlin fell to the Allies, the rose was named 'Peace'. It won AARS honors the day that the peace treaty ending World War II was signed with Japan, and each United Nations member received a 'Peace' Rose at their first meeting.
Each petal on the heavy, substantive 5- to 6-inch double blooms is a soft yellow edged with pink that deepens and spreads with maturity. From attractive ovoid buds, the petals unfold slowly around a high-pointed center. They are borne on heavy, strong, straight stems between 18 and 24 inches long, making them fantastic for vases.
Flower production is unbelievably lavish, and the blooms last a remarkably long time, both on the plant and when cut. The plant reaches 4 to 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide, covering itself in healthy, glossy, dark green leaves. Truly the one Rose to plant!
It should be pruned in the spring, with the removal of 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.
Bareroot or Container?
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 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 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!
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
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I've had this rose for many years. My daughter bought it for me, and we've enjoyed many years of beautiful blooms, with little-to-no maintenance. It's just the best rose bush I've ever seen.
So many colors
This rose does very well where I live.
This rose looks beautiful and I just keep looking at it when these roses bloom. However, I haven't had too many blooms from this plant. There are rose plants around this one, which have gone through one round after the other, but this seemed very slow. Not even sure if it'll bloom again this year. Hopefully it does and if I can come back and edit this, I sure will.
Hard to Grow
Peace is a famous rose and when in early bloom is a stunner. That said, I have found it difficult to grow and the blooms wash out in the Southern California summer heat. I finally "shovel pruned" mine and every year avoid the temptation to try it again.
Satisfied with roses
I have purchased roses and gifts from this company for 20 years or more and have basically been satisfied with all areas of ordering and arrivals. I do like their roses very much and have a garden of more than 100 roses most of which are from them. Thank you.
Easy as 1-2-3
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!
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The Jackson and Perkins Difference
Grown in California by the World’s Best Rose Professionals
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.