Pure Perfume Shrub Rose

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Intensely Fragrant and Free Flowering

Bred right here at Jackson & Perkins by hybridizer Keith Zary, Pure Perfume Shrub Rose gets its beauty and vigor from the two Jackson & Perkins roses that were crossed to become its parents: Fabulous. x Perfume Perfection. Pure Perfume Shrub Rose is the only rose we have ever grown that smells exactly like a freshly cut grapefruit. Pure Perfume Shrub Rose takes "strong fragrance" to a whole new level: Pure Perfume Shrub Rose is intense and intoxicating.

Pure Perfume Shrub Rose is a garden workhorse, and from the first hint of hot summer weather, this vigorous shrub begins setting masses of pointed, ovoid buds that burst into old-fashioned pure white blooms, packed with 100 elegantly cupped petals. The first flush or two are the heaviest of the season, but new buds continue to arise in waves all summer and well into fall in warmer climates.

The rounded, well-branched habit and dense, lush foliage make this shrub suitable for use as a hedge, but Pure Perfume Shrub Rose is lovely in a mixed bed or border and a perfect addition to a bouquet garden as Pure Perfume Shrub Rose provides beaucoup English style blooms for seemingly endless cut arrangements.

Pure Perfume Shrub Rose Hybridized by Jackson & Perkins


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosa
Variety 'JACfabco'
ppaf PP16,864
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 6 - 9
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 5 ft
Plant Width 3 ft
Bloom Size 4 in
Petal Count 100
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer, Fragrance
Bloom Color White
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape Cupped, Double, Old-fashioned
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Grapefruit, Strong
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Landscapes
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, 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

October 28, 2019

Good quality

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I ordered roses from Jacksonandperkins many times. I am very pleased with my orders. The roses came healthy, and bigger than other webs. Their customer service is nice too. One time, one of my roses came damage; I sent them photos; and they immediately replace another.

Cecilia from VA
May 11, 2019

Beautiful smell

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

So far, so good. Received this a few weeks ago and has since took nicely in my yard. The rose came about 1ft tall with a bud. The rose that bloomed smelled so good. No issues. Packed nicely.

Cynthia from PA
October 28, 2013

Pure Perfume

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Wish everyone knew how wonderful Pure Perfume white roses are. They are far superior to Iceberg roses. They are hardier, more disease resistant, long blooming and neater than Icebergs. These are outstanding roses just wish they were climbers.

Stargazer from CA
January 21, 2012


This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

just bought this in 2011 beautiful and fragrant

karen 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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