Sweetness Grandiflora Rose

Bareroot Grafted
Item #34402


Jackson & Perkins Rose of the Year 2009 | Intense Citrus Fragrance

As the name suggests, Sweetness is a delightful treat for all of your senses. Vigorous, heat tolerant, very low-maintenance, and healthy, Sweetness bursts with soft lavender color and fills your garden (and your vases) with clusters of 4- to 5-inch, high-centered hybrid tea blooms that appear in flushes throughout the early- to late-summer growing season. Each gorgeous double blossom is packed with 30 petals, making it a truly stunning cut rose. Bred from the richly fragrant French rose, Melody Parfumee™, it offers an intoxicatingly sweet lemon fragrance powerful enough to fill an entire garden. Created by reknowned rose breeder, Dr. Keith Zary, Sweetness is a must-have for gardeners looking for exceptional beauty coupled with superior garden performance. With its color, aroma, and lovely bush form, it's sure to stop traffic.

Growing to about 5 feet high and 3 to 4 feet wide, this grandiflora rose is cloaked in glossy, dark green foliage that will keep it attractive even when it's not in bloom. This is one rose you'll want to grace your beds, borders, and obviously, the cut garden.

Plant Sweetness in well-drained soil that receives full sun. We recommend you prune this rose plant in the spring. Old and dead wood should be removed and any canes that cross should be cut back. Gardeners in warmer climates need to cut back the remaining canes by about one-third, while those in colder areas will want to prune a little more than that.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosa
Variety 'JACmearo'
Item Form Bareroot Grafted
Zone 5 - 10
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 5 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Bloom Size 4 in - 5 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Cut-and-Come-Again, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Lavender
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape High-centered
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Citrus, Strong
Light Requirements Full Sun
Uses Beds, Cut Flowers, Landscapes
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Guam, Virgin Islands, Canada, Puerto Rico

Product Review Summary

Based on 6 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 18, 2020

Really bare root

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

The last grandiflora I got was full of leaves in bed when I got it this one has nothing it is just bear route it’s green but I thought after the good rain we had I’d get at least one leaf or bud or something

Cynthia from CA
December 09, 2019

Beautiful lavender mauve rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I purchased Sweetness and Enchanted Evening from Jackson & Perkins. I like the beautiful tag on the bare-roots, thanks for this generous beautiful bonus, Jackson & Perkins! I planted them in the same bed with April Love, Burgundy and Dark Night. They all are very nice size and beautiful form for cutting.

Rose Gardener Zone 10 from CA
March 05, 2017

My favorite rose!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Not only are these beautiful, but they smell amazing too! I've had mine for about 5 years now and it is still my favorite.

Jaid from AR
April 28, 2015

Simply Gorgeous

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I am new at growing roses and Jackson Perkins has made it so easy to impress my neighbors. These bareroot roses were planted 1 week before we had another hard freeze, I covered them, but I'm not sure that was even necessary. Beautiful foliage and amazing roses. Be sure to order the rose spikes, they worked well for me and I also am using a bloom booster every 2 weeks.

Dawn in Alabama from AL
January 21, 2014

Everyone's favorite rose!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

We have about 30 rose bushes in our garden and this one is everyone's favorite rose! It is so beautiful and smells so wonderful! When I have a bouquet of them in my house, people often ask me if the rose is "real" or a silk rose. It is very disease resistant, also.

Ann from WA

You May Also Like