Pope John Paul II Hybrid Tea Rose



Jackson & Perkins Introduction 2008 | Fresh Citrus Fragrance

Bred by renowned hybridizer Keith Zary, Pope John Paul II was proudly introduced by Jackson & Perkins in 2008, and it quickly became a favorite among rose lovers and continues to be to this day. Pope John Paul II has been awarded top honors for fragrance, vigorous growth, perfect bloom form, and good disease resistance. It's no wonder it is a showpiece of the Vatican private garden.

As well-known in the rose world as the man for whom it's named, the Pope John Paul II hybrid tea is simply one of the most beautiful and exceptional roses you will ever grow. Its 5-inch blooms are pure, clean white and emit a wonderful fresh citrus fragrance. It truly is one of the most fragrant roses of all time. The blossoms unfurl from elegantly pointed, ovoid buds to reveal up to 50 petals, each standing atop a sturdy 16- to 20-inch stem. Arising in flushes from late spring to late fall, they stand out boldly against the glossy, dark green, disease-resistant foliage.

The plant reaches a mature size of 4 to 5 feet high and 3 to 4 feet wide, with a full, bushy habit, making it perfect for a number of applications: beds, borders, large patio containers, and of course, the cut garden, because you will definitely want to enjoy these stunning, deliciously fragrant blooms in your home.

Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom. Larger flower size tends to occur in the cool spring.

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 'JACsegra'
ppaf PP19107
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 4 ft - 5 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Bloom Size 5 in
Petal Count 50
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color White
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape Double, High-centered, Reflexed
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Citrus, Strong
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Landscapes
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

Product Review Summary

Based on 34 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

October 02, 2018

Love this plant

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This rose is growing fast and many blooms. This rose is healthy too. Bought this rose plant last september

deepa from VA
September 11, 2018

Beautiful Blooms and arrived very well packaged.

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I purchased Pope John Paul II as bare-root and planted according to instructions. It has grown a lot and performed exactly as specified. Numerous beautiful blooms in waves. I love white roses and this rose is definitely one to get if you like white roses..

Michelle from MA
August 22, 2018

Pope John Paul II

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

What a stunningly beautiful rose. I put it in the ground early this summer and, despite fierce attacks from Japaneese Beetles the rose has grown to about 4 times it's original size. The flowers are just gorgeous, and the fragrance is incredible. Makes the battle with the Beetles worthwhile.

Holly from CO
August 07, 2018

My favorite!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Among six roses I got from JP, this one is my favorite! I got a 2-quart pot and transplant it in a 3.6 gallon pot and it's been doing great! it has grown to more than 2 feet high and produced more than 20 flowers and buds. Amazing growth and very strong and pleasant sweet spicy rose scent. I'm in love!

April K from VA
August 07, 2018

Beautiful plant with lots big blooms

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Planted in middle of April and so far plat are growing healthy with lots of blooms. I am so happy with PJP II hybrid tea. Bought owe root plant in march and received in mid april. Growing vigorously with no disease so far on plant. Very happy with this perches. Highly recommend to buy from J&P.

A Patel from IL

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 & 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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