Summer Surprise Hybrid Tea Rose

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A Jackson & Perkins Exclusive

Nothing says summer like large, sunny rose blossoms, and this 2014 introduction from Jackson & Perkins is a perfectly beautiful example. Summer Surprise sets the garden ablaze with 5-inch, clove-scented blooms of a gorgeous orange and yellow. But don't think they begin and end the same color. Instead, they change as they mature, starting off yellow with lovely orange edging, but finishing as a wonderful blend of both cheerful colors. They are an absolute joy to watch.

Each bloom is comprised of around 25 petals and set atop 14- to 16-inch stems just perfect for cutting. And you will definitely want to cut a few, so their delightful fragrance can perfume your home.

Even when not in bloom, you'll love having this rose growing in your garden. The semi-glossy, dark green foliage is very attractive, and its size makes it ideal for a variety of uses, from inclusion in sunny beds and borders to hedges and even large containers.

It should be pruned in the spring, to half height or 18-20 inches above the ground, with the removal of old canes and dead wood. Cut back canes that cross each other. Gardeners in warmer climates will want to cut the remaining canes by one-third, while those in colder climates will probably need to trim it a bit more.

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 'JACigemi'
Zone 5 - 10
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Late Fall
Plant Height 4 ft - 6 ft
Plant Width 3 ft
Bloom Size 5 in
Petal Count 25
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Orange, Yellow
Foliage Color Dark Green
Fragrance Clove
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
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

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

February 25, 2020

Aptly Named

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I am a beginner rose gardner. This was one of the first roses I bought. I got it own root in spring 2019, and enjoyed watching it come to life. The blooms are gorgeous! The individual blooms last about 7 days each, and each day is an absolute thrill. I was out in my tiny (so far!) garden every day of the bloom to get photos of it, because the bloom is different every single day. I do have to say the rose slugs were quick to invade, but with a little Rose Rx, it was an easy fix.

RoseNewbie from NC
March 30, 2015

Fabulous beautiful rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I started a new rose garden this year with about 20 bushes. Summer Surprise was truly one of my favorites. A very trouble free rose with lots of incredibly beautiful yellow blooms with pink reddish highlights. Each day it morphs into something more beautiful than the next. We just got done with the first flower show and it was a hit with everyone. Very vigorous growth and so far disease resistant this stands up good to the hot afternoon sun. Wish I ordered a few more.

Dan C. from FL

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