Veterans' Honor® 36-inch Tree Rose Image

Veterans' Honor® Hybrid Tea Rose


Raspberry Scented Blooms Change Colors as they Mature

Jackson & Perkins Rose of the Year 2000 Offers Perfect Hybrid Tea Form

What a splendid way to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served our country in the military. Veterans' Honor® is a spectacular hybrid tea with huge, fragrant 5½-inch blooms that open bright red and then gradually mature to a deep magenta-pink. The fresh raspberry scent is irresistible and the high-centered, whorled bloom form breathtaking. Add to all of this a 3-foot standard (trunk) on which not one but FOUR Veterans' Honor shrubs are grafted, and you have a magnificent container rose suitable for your finest place in the sun.

When we introduced Veterans' Honor® in shrub form here at Jackson & Perkins in 2000, it immediately became one of our most popular and beloved hybrid teas. It was awarded the Rose of the Year hands-down, and soon gardeners began clamoring for it in standard form as well. There is nothing as dramatic as seeing a pair of these roses flanking the garden entrance or decorating the patio where you entertain three seasons out of the year. The flowers are breathtaking, the repeat blooms are frequent and heavy, and the scent is heavenly.

Now, if you are used to standard-form roses bought elsewhere, you are in for a wonderful surprise when you order Veterans' Honor from Jackson & Perkins. We don't use the industry rootstock, 'Dr. Huey,' for our standards. Instead, we have developed our own strain, which we call RW, and which has proven very vigorous, straight, and winter-tough. Using RW, we graft four Veterans' Honor® shrubs onto the top, so that there are dozens of flowering canes. All in all, this standard rose probably reaches closer to 5 feet high than 4, and will be 2 to 3 feet wide. Stunning over-the-top presentation.

And if you are a cut-flower lover, you can still sneak many blooms off this standard for the vase. They arise on elegant 18- to 22-inch stems, just perfect for cutting, and have been known to last 2 weeks after cutting. Great staying power is just another of Veterans' Honor's® charms.

Design a garden accent or an outdoor entertaining area around this beautiful hybrid tea. It is a very reliable performer, year after year, and you will love gathering compliments about its color, flower size, fragrance, and bloom strength. Veterans' Honor® is the ideal way to say thank you to some of our nation's unsung heroes, and a great way to beautify your rose display for many seasons to come.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosa
Variety 'JACopper'
ppaf PPAF
Zone 5 - 10
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Standard
Height 4 ft - 5 ft
Width 24 in - 3 ft
Bloom Size 5.5 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Double Bloom, Flower, Fragrance, Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Dark Red
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape Double, High-centered, Reflexed
Foliage Color Dark Green
Fragrance Fruity, Light
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

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

Customer Reviews

November 19, 2018

Best rose I own

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Best rose I own. It gives 25, 30 big large size red roses. It blooms three or four times from March to late October, early November in California (zone 9). Buy it, you won't regret spending money on this rose.

Suhas Bhat from CA

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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.

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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What to Expect

If this is the first time your are planting a bare root rose, you may be surprised by their brown roots and dormant stem. However, bare root roses provide the easiest and fastest way of planting roses without the concern of transplant shock.

Bare root roses may appear to be dead upon arrival, but the plants actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive and stressful growth of leaves right after planting.

Bare root roses are the best option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Our bare root roses are fully established plants that meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. Of course, since they are not in soil when you get them, there's no mess to contend with.

Bareroot Roses

Due to the nature of plants and the fact that some are younger than others, there will be some variance in the size of our bareroot roses. However, they have all gone through the same quality inspections in order to make sure they meet the high standards we expect from all of our roses.

Gold Standard Stamp of Approval

Each Jackson and Perkins rose is individually inspected and graded to meet our standards for shape, viability, fragrance, and disease resistance.

Jackson and Perkins Exclusive Preservation Process

Our roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth utilizing a state-of-the-art wet cooler. By providing a uniform storage temperature just above freezing and employing a fog system to provide a consistent humidity of 100%, we are able to ensure that each of our roses remains fully hydrated and does not come out of its dormancy before leaving our facility. Bare root roses ordered elsewhere often arrive dry and shriveled. Through our exclusive preservation process, Jackson and Perkins is able to provide a fully hydrated premium bare root rose. Prior to entering the shipping container, we carefully wrap the root system to preserve the moisture and to provide a top-quality rose that is in optimal planting condition.

Gold Standard Stamp of Approval

Our Superior Bare Root Rose Growing Process

Our roses are hand budded by professional rose budders to ensure you receive a true-to-variety quality rose. This takes a special skill. These professional hand budders make sure the bud union lives and the rose plant becomes the premium Jackson and Perkins rose variety desired.

At the end of the rose growth cycle, when the rose plant has hardened off and is ready to be harvested, the roses are hand selected according to our top-quality Jackson and Perkins rose standards.

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