Nora Virginia Hybrid Tea Rose
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Nora Virginia Hybrid Tea Rose

A Celebration of Women and Their Accomplishments

Item # 26422
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Genus Rosa
Item Form Bareroot Grafted
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Upright
Height 6 ft
Width 4 ft
Bloom Size 4 in
Petal Count 30
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Review Summary
(Based on 5 Reviews)

5 star rating
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0


5 star rating
Beautiful rose
Sam from FL wrote on May 15, 2020

Received this rose and planted as directed. I am surprised with how beautiful this rose looks like, exactly as the picture.

5 star rating
Perfect rose
CLH from FL wrote on April 19, 2020

I ordered two of these roses. I planted one in full sun, although this seems to be too much for most roses I have planted in my coastal Florida yard. The other I planted in a little dappled shade. Both are doing great and I couldn't be happier with them! Full of big beautiful blooms.

5 star rating
Tea Rose
Anonymous from WV wrote on February 15, 2020

I can't believe there's a rose out there called NORA VIRGINIA that's my name. I was named after my great grandmother [ Nora ] and Virginia was my mamaw's name. It's a beautiful rose. I just can't believe it!!!!!!!!!!! I also am a woman of faith, family, hard worker, try to see good in all people.

5 star rating
Excellent Rose
Anonymous from FL wrote on May 11, 2019

This new hybrid Tea is vigorous and large flowered. It blooms both singly and in clusters and had a subtle combination of peach, yellow, cream and pink. I’ve not seen any disease on this rose, but I have sprayed it twice this season. I’d recommend it to anyone who likes long-stemmed hybrid teas. I

5 star rating
Excellent Rose
Anonymous from FL wrote on May 11, 2019

This new hybrid Tea is vigorous and large flowered. It blooms both singly and in clusters and had a subtle combination of peach, yellow, cream and pink. I’ve not seen any disease on this rose, but I have sprayed it twice this season. I’d recommend it to anyone who likes long-stemmed hybrid teas. I

The essay below was submitted during our Women's Celebration Essay Contest. Through this contest we were able to hear the stories of many accomplished women. The winning essay was submitted by Carolyn Davis. She wrote to tell us the story of her mother, Nora Virginia Davis.

My mother, Mrs. Nora Virginia Davis (Virginia), valued Faith, Family and Hard Work. She accepted Christ at an early age, and later made sure her children had a faith-based education.

Virginia Williamson was born in New Hebron, Mississippi, and graduated from Prentiss Industrial Institute (high school) at the age of 15. She attended Tougaloo College, taking courses such as Survey of Biological Science, Elementary French and Home Making. After two years, she left Tougaloo and moved to Chicago to live with her mother and aunt. Having an interest in science and the medical field, she began working as a Technologist at Cook County Hospital's Department of Pathology (now known as Cook County Health, Pathology, Clinical & Anatomic Laboratories).

On Cook County Hospital's campus she met the love of her life! They married a year later in 1954. Though she would eventually rise to lead one of the electron microscopy labs, her values of Faith, Family and Hard Work led her to take an eight-year leave of absence from her work at the hospital (1960-1967) to serve her family as a full-time Home Maker. It was during this time that my Mom participated in testing roses for Jackson and Perkins. She loved roses so much! My Dad remembers going to my Mom’s garden every morning before work so he could clip a rose to put on his suit jacket lapel.

After I bought my first house, my Mom and Dad traveled from Illinois to Maryland to help make my house into a home. Within the first 24 hours of their visit, my Mom had planted annuals in my front yard! She would regularly repeat the verse, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," teaching her children the importance of being generous and the importance of the phrase,"Merci Beaucoup," and it's meaning. She encouraged us to extend God's blessings to others, and to give thanks for God's blessings given to us. Mom truly led by example...I am so happy to have a treasure chest of her gifts, cards and thank you notes!

My Mom also loved to cook. Over the years she became famous for her homemade grape jelly, peach preserves, ice cream, fruitcake, warm banana pudding, strawberry cobbler, custard, prime rib, sweet potato soufflé, turkey and dressing, shrimp and rice, shrimp gumbo, fried chicken, sweet tea, and all varieties of farm fresh vegetables. She made sure I had a subscription to Southern Living magazine and we would spend hours talking about different ways to prepare meals.

Mom also supported our activities outside of our home. She attended just about every school event for her children and grandchildren, from sporting events to plays and even traveled to New York with my Dad and brother to make dinner and have a table set with beautiful flowers after my first day on my first job. Traveling was also a passion of hers. She traveled with my Dad to all 50 states and across five continents, many times with family and many times with members of her neighborhood Bridge Club.

Mom completed her undergraduate studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago once she went back to work and she began graduate work at Chicago State University. Her career as a Technologist and Electron Microscopist spanned more than 30 years. In addition, she and my Dad celebrated their 64th Wedding Anniversary last June. She was truly committed to her Faith, Family and Hard Work!

I am so honored to enter my Mom in this Women's Celebration Contest. After Mom passed this year on February 28 following a four-week stay in the hospital, I ordered a Jackson and Perkins catalog to begin the process of planning a Memorial Rose Garden for her. Looking through the catalog, I was excited to see that some of my memories of her and her impact on her family and those around her could be shared in this Women's Celebration Essay Contest!! Merci Beaucoup!!

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.

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

You can plant your bare root roses earlier in the growing season, since there are no leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area's last frost date in the spring and no later than two weeks after that average date. Since they don't have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish faster than those that arrive in containers.

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.

World's Finest Roses

The Jackson and Perkins Difference

Grown in California by the World’s Best Rose Professionals

California provides one of the finest rose-growing environments in the world. All of our roses are grown in soil that is tested and analyzed to ensure they are grown with the exact level of essential nutrients needed. The proper amounts of fertilizer, water, and nutrients are then added to the roses during their active growth cycle by our experienced rose growers.

Each rose is hand selected and prepared by seasoned professional rose growers. Our experienced growers are continually evaluating and testing the roses in the fields to ensure maximum rose health.

All of this tender loving care under the generous California sun results in a young but vigorously growing rose plant with a root system that is ready for fast blooming in your rose garden.

Exclusive and Superior Rose Breeding Process

Jackson and Perkins exclusive rose varieties have been bred to exhibit the most preferred rose characteristics for rose gardeners. It takes many years to develop a single rose variety, and our rose breeders have painstakingly evaluated, tested, and grown superior new genetic features into these new rose varieties for introduction.

The healthy rose plant canes are now hand groomed for the customers' garden presentation. The roses are then harvested at the perfect time in preparation for shipping and customer planting. All of these steps, from rose research, planting, budding, growing, harvesting and storing, are essential to ensure you receive a healthy, vigorous Jackson & Perkins rose plant, the WORLD’S FINEST ROSE.

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