Simply Magnifiscent Grandiflora Rose

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J&P New Introduction 2017 | Cold Hardy

The delectable fruity fragrance of this grandiflora is strong enough to perfume a large swath of the garden or to create a one-bloom potpourri indoors. Offering luminous lavender-pink blooms on a very prim and proper plant, Simply Magnifiscent makes just as strong of a statement with its color as with its fragrance.

Hybridized here at Jackson and Perkins, this exceptional variety was meticulously bred for years to refine and build upon its benefits and to make sure that such a wonderful combination of color and fragrance could really be replicated. It comes to us as a cross of Melody Parfumée x New Zealand. No wonder it boasts such huge, colorful, and delightfully fragrant blossoms.

Perfect for the rose garden, the fragrant garden, or the cut flower garden, this vigorous variety offers its huge blooms singly and in clusters of 3 to 5. Give it the same care you would any other rose: rich, loamy soil, good drainage and air circulation, and plenty of sunlight. It will reward you with the most delightful, sweet fragrance you could ask for in a rose.

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
Variety 'JACmelzea'
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 4 ft
Plant Width 4 ft
Bloom Size 4 in
Petal Count 30
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Light Lavender, Light Rose, Pink
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape Double, High-centered, Ruffled
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Fruity, Strong
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant
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, Hawaii

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

November 26, 2018

Strong, Fragrant, Beautiful!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

My bare root own-root rose arrived this spring in excellent condition and has been thriving! During the summer it took off with new strong stems and so many lovely blooms--over a dozen at one time. Yes, the fragrance is truly magnificent!

Teresa from MA
March 11, 2018

Simply Magnifiscent Grandiflora Rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Best purple rose! The color and smell of this rose is just delightful. I have several purple roses and this one is my favorite. It did well in it's first season, hope it grows more this season.

Purple Roses from NC
March 11, 2018

Simply Magnifiscent Grandiflora Rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Best purple rose! The color and smell of this rose is just delightful. I have several purple roses and this one is my favorite. It did well in it's first season, hope it grows more this season.

beaconln from WI

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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