Never Been Redder Floribunda Rose

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Jackson & Perkins New Exclusive Introduction 2023

Jackson & Perkins Rose of the Year 2023

This cultivar was selected from tens of thousands of seedlings and over 8 years of research and development using the most modern genetics with a focus on heavy bloom production, lush foliage, and disease resistance.

A floribunda rose, Never Been Redder flowers heavily in continuous waves over a long season, from late spring to late fall. Borne in generous clusters of 6 to 8, the clear-red, old-fashioned, very double blooms spiral open from almost black buds. The flowers retain their color, emit a light fragrance, and make ideal cut flowers. Just one snip makes a lovely bouquet.

Never Been Redder is a medium-sized bush with an upright habit. Floribunda roses are versatile and work well in landscapes, garden beds, hedges, borders, and containers.

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


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Genus Rosa
Species hybrida
Variety 'JACgradaomy'
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Mid Fall
Height 4 ft
Width 3 ft
Bloom Size 3 in - 4 in
Petal Count 100
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Free Bloomer, Grafted, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Red
Flower Shape Double, Old-fashioned
Foliage Color Glossy, Medium Green
Fragrance Slight, Tea Rose
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Landscapes, Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Virgin Islands, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico

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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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