Pope John Paul II Hybrid Tea Rose
Vigorous growth, superior disease resistance, and perfect bloom form!
White blooms with a delightful fresh citrus fragrance.
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 30 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.
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: 5 Stars
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Blooms like crazy
First off, this rose smells amazing. One of the best in my garden. Second, it has more blooms than I've ever seen for a young bush. I'll get a dozen new buds at a time. It blooms like a mature plant. Lastly, it has a great color. I live in San Diego and the sun can cook white flowers and brown their edges. This one is a champ and looks great.
Even better than the Pictures!
This is the most creamy white rose I've ever seen. It reminds me of a gardenia. Beautiful blooms and easy to grow.
I bought this rose last year, I leave around Houston, and since the moment it settle up until now (end of the year) it hasn't stop flowering, more that 10 big flowers at the time...
Beautiful & Fragrant
The bare root grew pretty quickly and there were already a few rounds of blooms this year. THe size of the flower gets bigger each round and they're beautiful. It was worth buying this choice and waiting for the blooms. I sure am a fan of this Rose choice.
Hope for the Pope
I purchased this rose from J&P as a potted plant three seasons ago,it was very small and slow to get started. This bush is still not where i would expect it to be, other bushes i purchased that same year are 5-6ft with wide spread and tons of blooms, not this one, it is still small with no spread. The blooms however are wonderfully and the scent will have you sniffing all day long. Last for some time on the bush and in the vase, but its strong scent does dimenish in the vase . this season iam holding out hope for the pope to mature and catch up with its mates. I think i just got a dud bush, it happens. Perhaps i will purchase another and see what it does, until then, im keeping hope alive.
Planted last spring, great growth rate and flowers the first year... this spring it has already doubled in size, I can't wait for blooms to appear!
Most beautiful Rose and fregrance
This was one of my most favorite roses, unfortunatly it died last summer and not able to find a replacement. i have been a satified customer since 1978 enjoying the best quality in product and service since. My daughter now purchases her roses from Jackson Perkins.
I purchased the rose a couple of years back and I felt in love with its color and fragrant. Unfortunately, I lost the plant and now I am looking everywhere to replace it.
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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.
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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.