Malibu Hybrid Tea Rose

Bareroot Grafted
Item #38662


Subtle Scent Redolent of Cinnamon and Cloves

Capturing all the hues of the setting sun, Malibu is one of the most sensational hybrid teas available today. Giant 5-inch blooms slowly open from pointed, ovoid buds to reveal 30 to 35 petals painted with a blend of pink, cream, coral, and gold (with a lovely cream reverse.) Plus, the high-centered blossoms release a subtle but very pleasing scent redolent of cinnamon and cloves. From early summer to late summer, these exhibition-quality blooms arise profusely on 16- to 24-inch stems, adorning the vigorous, perpetually flowering shrubs, for a display that is simply dazzling in the sunny garden. And, of course, with their great substance and keeping quality, you'll want to snip a few throughout the season to enjoy in vases in your home.

Bred by Dr. Keith Zary and introduced in 2009, Malibu deserves a place of honor in your garden, for not only are its flowers simply stunning, but the disease-resistant plant itself is a pure pleasure. It offers an upright habit of glossy, dark green foliage. There really is nothing not to love about this rose, and here at Jackson & Perkins, it has become a favorite.

Remove spent blooms to encourage more to arise. Prune in spring by removing old or dead wood and any canes that cross. If you live in a warmer climate, cut back the rest of the canes by about one-third; a bit more in colder areas.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosa
Variety 'JACsammy'
Item Form Bareroot Grafted
Zone 5 - 10
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Late Fall
Plant Height 5 ft - 6 ft
Plant Width 4 ft
Bloom Size 5 in
Petal Count 35
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Coral, Cream, Gold, Pink
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape High-centered
Foliage Color Glossy, Dark Green
Fragrance Cinnamon, Clove, Spicy, Light
Light Requirements Full Sun
Uses Beds, Cut Flowers, Landscapes
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Guam, Virgin Islands, Canada, Puerto Rico

Product Review Summary

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

Customer Reviews

May 27, 2020

Love the blooms!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

The Malibu was one of 4 different tea roses I bought from Jackson Perkins this spring. I was nervous... since I'd never bought or grown tea roses before, and knew they could be finicky. All my plants arrived in great shape, and soon budded out happily... Malibu being the first. Unfortunately, we had a very wet spring, and this plant suffered from a combination of aphids and fungal disease. BUT because it was so hardy, after a bit of TLC and some pruning of the diseased leaves, it bounced back wonderfully! I have several gorgeous blooms on it now, and loads of buds on all my other roses. (Would love to send some pics!) I will definitely buy more from Jackson Perkins! (Looking at tree roses now :-)...

Diane from SC
April 13, 2020


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This arrived as I expected but it looks no different than the day i planted it. J&P use to be the gold standard of more

Marie Junaluska from NC
February 05, 2013

GORGEOUS "Over-achiever"!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Bought this variety last year and thru all last summer,(the first year the bare root plant was in the ground) this plant gave us lots and lots of GORGEOUS roses. This plant is GREAT for someone who enjoys fresh cut flowers in the window...the scent is heavenly and when the breeze comes thru the window it spreads the scent of the malibu thru out the front end of my house.LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! Looking foreward to many more beautiful blooms this year,now that the plant is established. VERY hearty,as well.Grows like crazy!!

Suzen Ihle from OK
April 23, 2012

beauty to behold

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Malibu is a beauty rose, the combination of colors will have you looking twice. Big blooms with a high center form, medium scent and agressive grower. Purchased as a potted plant three seasons ago, mine has just begun to mature with four basil breaks. Slow to open and stays on the bush and in the vase for a long period. doesnt mind the heat and is winter hardy to zone 6

monniemon from PA
April 13, 2012

Thorn rating

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This rose has a serious thorns.

Gene (Denver) from CO

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.

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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.

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What to Expect

If this is the first time your are planting a bare root rose, you may be surprised by their brown roots and dormant stem. However, bare root roses provide the easiest and fastest way of planting roses without the concern of transplant shock.

Bare root roses may appear to be dead upon arrival, but the plants actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive and stressful growth of leaves right after planting.

Bare root roses are the best option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Our bare root roses are fully established plants that 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. Of course, since they are not in soil when you get them, there's no mess to contend with.

Bareroot Roses

You can plant your bare root roses earlier in the growing season, since there are no 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 and no later than two weeks after that average date. Since they don't have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish faster than those that arrive in containers.

Due to the nature of plants and the fact that some are younger than others, there will be some variance in the size of our bareroot roses. However, they have all gone through the same quality inspections in order to make sure they meet the high standards we expect from all of our roses.

Gold Standard Stamp of Approval

Each Jackson and Perkins rose is individually inspected and graded to meet our standards for shape, viability, fragrance, and disease resistance.

Jackson and Perkins Exclusive Preservation Process

Our roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth utilizing a state-of-the-art wet cooler. By providing a uniform storage temperature just above freezing and employing a fog system to provide a consistent humidity of 100%, we are able to ensure that each of our roses remains fully hydrated and does not come out of its dormancy before leaving our facility. Bare root roses ordered elsewhere often arrive dry and shriveled. Through our exclusive preservation process, Jackson and Perkins is able to provide a fully hydrated premium bare root rose. Prior to entering the shipping container, we carefully wrap the root system to preserve the moisture and to provide a top-quality rose that is in optimal planting condition.

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Our Superior Bare Root Rose Growing Process

Our roses are hand budded by professional rose budders to ensure you receive a true-to-variety quality rose. This takes a special skill. These professional hand budders make sure the bud union lives and the rose plant becomes the premium Jackson and Perkins rose variety desired.

At the end of the rose growth cycle, when the rose plant has hardened off and is ready to be harvested, the roses are hand selected according to our top-quality Jackson and Perkins rose standards.

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