Pope John Paul II Hybrid Tea Rose
Vigorous growth, superior disease resistance, and perfect bloom form!
Our magnificent flowering tribute to one of the world's most beloved leaders.
This elegant rose is the showpiece of the Vatican private garden and will gladly grace yours as well! Among the finest white roses ever, it produces pure, luminous white, lavishly petaled 5-inch blossoms with a delightful fresh citrus fragrance. This exceptional hybrid tea has received top ratings for its powerful scent, vigorous growth, superior disease resistance, and perfect bloom form.
These sparkling blooms unfurl from delightful pointed, ovoid buds, revealing up to 50 clean white petals. They arise in flushes throughout their early summer to late summer season, standing out brilliantly against the background of glossy, dark green, very disease-resistant foliage. The plants themselves reach a mature height of 4½ to 5 feet and a width of 3½ to 4 feet, so they're ideal for a number of situations: beds, borders, cut gardens, even large patio containers.
Plant in well-drained soil in full sun and water regularly, preferably in the morning. A layer of mulch during the summer months helps to retain moisture, keep roots cool, and discourage the growth of weeds. Prune hybrid tea roses to half height or 18-20 inches above the ground in early spring. Remove 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.
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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White White rose
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!