Pope John Paul II Hybrid Tea Rose

Vigorous growth, superior disease resistance, and perfect bloom form!
2-Quart
Item # 32990
$26.95
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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.

Genus2 Rosa
Variety 'JACsegra'
ppaf PP#19,107
ItemForm 2-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 4 ft 6 in - 6 ft
PlantWidth 3 ft 6 in - 4 ft
BloomSize 5 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Double Bloom, Flower, Fragrance, Needs Deadheading, Rose Hips
BloomColor White
BudShape Ovoid, Pointed
FlowerShape Double
FoliageColor Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Citrus, Strong
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Pope John Paul II - A Garden Blessing
Chris VanCleave from AL wrote (February 11, 2012):
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.
Incredible!
Jane from MI wrote (January 31, 2012):
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!

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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.

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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.

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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.