Fantastic Form, Size and Color Honors Beloved World Leader!
Developed and introduced by Jackson & Perkins and selected by the Vatican itself to honor the popular late pontiff, 'Pope John Paul II' is immaculate in durability, design and beauty! Recognized for helping to end Communism in his native Poland and improving relations with other religions, the Rose's candescent color and pure white splendor form a perfect tribute to the second longest-serving pontiff in modern history!
Many consider 'Pope John Paul II' the finest White Rose. The flowers bloom an amazing bright white and they stay an amazing, brilliant white! Unarguably one of the most fragrant Roses ever created, featuring a delicious, citrus scent, 'Pope John Paul II' is blessed with rich green foliage, tall upright stems and its trademark large Hybrid Tea blooms. Regarded as tops in construction and vigor, its resistance to disease is also exceptional.
Though its fragrance and foliage are superior, the most amazing feature of 'Pope John Paul II' are the blooms. Averaging 5 inches in diameter with large petals -- as many as 50 -- in a single flower, they bloom throughout the season in flushes from pointed, ovoid buds.
An obvious choice for cut flowers, 'Pope John Paul II' prefers full sun. Spent blooms should be removed to encourage re-bloom. In spring, cut back canes that cross and remove old or diseased wood. In warmer climates, cut back remaining canes by one-third in warmer climates, slightly more in cooler climates.
Pope John Paul II Hybrid Tea Rose Bush Hybridized Exclusively by Jackson & Perkins.
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Beautiful white color. Good scent. I just wish the stems were stronger. Due to the weakness of the stems it does not show the best in a flower vase.
Pope John Paul II - A Garden Blessing
I was looking for a fragrant white hybrid tea rose and came across this one. I purchased two and have been very pleased with the blooms and fragrance. The stems are a little weak but it being a newly planted rose I am sure that will improve as roots are established and larger canes develop. This rose got a lot of ohhh's and ahhh's in my late summer garden last year... I would definitely recommend this rose.
I purchased this rose bare root last spring, and it quickly reached 3 ft tall x 3 ft wide, with up to 25 blooms at a time! The scent is beautiful, and the flowers are great for cutting. Everyone needs a JP2 in their garden!
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.
What to ExpectContainer 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