Bella'roma Hybrid Tea Rose



Jackson & Perkins Rose of the Year 2003

Huge Blooms with Strong Fragrance

Bred by renowned hybridizer Keith Zary, and a customer favorite since its introduction, this splendid hybrid tea is just as beautiful and fragrant as its name suggests. High-centered blooms, containing up to 30 warm-yellow petals, their edges blushing rich pink, emit a powerful fragrance and arise on long, sturdy stems, perfect for cutting.

Growing to a mature size of 4 to 5 feet high and 4 feet wide, it cloaks itself in glossy, dark green foliage that stays attractive all season long and is resistant to mildew and rust. It's a great choice for any sunny garden spot, and of course, it's essential for the cut garden.

Bella'roma likes medium-moisture, well-drained, slightly acidic soil that receives full sunlight. Water it deeply and regularly, in the morning whenever possible, avoiding overhead watering if possible. Remove spent blooms to encourage more to grow, and prune in spring by cutting back any old, dead, or diseased wood as well as canes that cross.

NOTE: Tree and patio roses are hardy to Zone 6 regardless of the rose variety grafted to their tops.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosa
Variety 'JACfrepu'
ppaf PP15,075
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 4 ft - 5 ft
Plant Width 4 ft
Bloom Size 4 in - 5 in
Petal Count 30
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Pink, Yellow
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape Double, High-centered
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Strong
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cut Flowers, Landscapes
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 4 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

April 23, 2017


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought this rose bush three years ago. Ago I planted near the back door. Not only is this plant over 6 feet high, the blooms smell intoxicating. When I see a rose, I instinctively lean in to smell it. With the rose, you don't have to, the scent permeates the area and I smell it as soon as walk out the door! My blooms are huge and mostly yellow highlighted in pink. So glad I purchased this rose.

Jennifer from RI
February 06, 2017

Great garden addition!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Love the JP roses as they do so well in the Northeast. Two favorites are Bella' Roma and Heroes. The colors are beautiful and will make a great addition to our garden!

June 09, 2016

Excellent Rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I have bought several of these roses over the years. They are by far the BEST rose I have ever raised. The first time I bought one of these roses is because they were on a special sale, it was the best thing I ever did, they last long and when I bring one to work everyone stops by my desk to admire them and are surprised that I grew this rose. I have ordered another one years ago, and as soon as I plant them they bloom with in a short period of time. They are the size of a small saucer and I will never buy any other rose than this one. When friends ask me what rose to buy, I always tell them Bella Roma which in Italian means beautiful rose, it lives up to the translation.

Jean from NC
March 17, 2015

Unbelieveable rose fragrance and disease resistance

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Friend has one of these rose bushes- the flowers are the most fragrant I have ever smelled, and Spectacular plants... the cutting are gorgeous in a vase too!

Texas Gardener from TX

Choosing Your Roses

Bare root roses are the most common form of roses for spring and early season planting, and come in two types: grafted and own root.

Grafted Bare root Roses
Own root Bare root Roses

Grafted roses, sometimes referred to as budded bare root roses, have roots that belong to a different variety of rose than the shoots. While the shoots will grow into the variety of rose you've selected, the root variety has been specially grown and developed for hardiness, improved resistance to common diseases, and improved resistance to certain weather conditions. The roots on any grafted rose you receive are usually already two years old, so they'll establish in your garden more quickly when planted.

Own root roses are grown from rose shoot cuttings and develop their own root system. Unlike grafted roses, both their roots and shoots come from the same variety of plant.

All Jackson & Perkins bare root roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth in our state-of-the-art wet cooler, so they'll be delivered to you with no foliage or blooms. The wet cooler has a uniform storage temperature set just above freezing and uses a fog system to provide consistent humidity of 100%, ensuring the roses remain fully hydrated and don't exit dormancy before leaving our facility. While you might see some variance in size, even within the same variety of bare root rose, all our roses meet the same rigorous standards of quality.

So, not sure which type of bare root rose you should choose? Don't worry, we've got that covered. We've researched which varieties of bare root roses grow better as grafted or own root, and both types can be planted in the early spring months, so just choose the variety of rose you're most interested in and get planting.

Though you might be surprised or intimidated when you receive a box of bare root roses filled with roots and shoots, rest assured, with the proper care, these little bundles will grow into stunning roses.

Container Roses

Container Roses

Container roses are typically available in 2-quart sizes or larger and come with established foliage that may or may not have blooms. While bare root roses should generally be planted in early spring, container roses allow you quite a bit more flexibility in planting time, from spring all the way through fall in many zones. Fall can be a good season to plant container roses because it allows them enough time to establish themselves before cold or freezing temperatures arrive.

Jackson & Perkins World's Finest Roses

The Jackson & Perkins Difference

Jackson & Perkins is one of the most recognized names in the gardening industry. In fact, for decades rose lovers have considered Jackson & Perkins synonymous with great roses. How has Jackson & Perkins earned this reputation? Simple, for over 100 years we have brought our customers the world's finest selection of roses.

Jackson & Perkins became a leader in the world of roses by producing dozens of award-winning roses. Jackson & Perkins has won more All-America Rose Selection awards than any other US company. In addition to the AARS awards, Jackson & Perkins has won numerous other awards, including the coveted Golden Rose of The Hague and the Royal National Rose Society’s President’s International trophy, among others.

From seed to market a new garden rose can take 8 to 10 years to develop. Every year, thousands of seedlings are grown but only a handful are selected to move into the trial phase. During this time, potential new roses are grown and evaluated in different climatic regions of the country. Our rosarians are looking for rose bushes that have stronger disease resistance, vigorous growth habits, and clean healthy foliage. When it comes to blooms, they are looking for improved flower form, unique colors, and strong fragrance.

Today Jackson & Perkins offers over 200 varieties of roses that includes a broad selection of exclusive roses, historical favorites, and innovative genetics from hybridizers around the world. We have two seasons each year for roses. In the spring, we offer bare root rose bushes, bare root 36” trees, 24” patio trees, and container grown roses. Our fall season is all bush roses, and they are available in 2QT and 1GL containers.

Whether you are new to roses or are an experienced rosarian, our online store has rose varieties for you. Our website is packed with information. You will find each rose fully described and lots of articles and videos that will help answer all your questions. Our call center staff have decades of experience and are just a phone call away.

Jackson & Perkins is here to help you in every way on your rose-growing journey.  There is no other plant in the garden that comes in more colors, fragrances, shapes, or forms, or performs as many functions than roses do.

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