Vigorous growth, superior disease resistance, and perfect bloom form!
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Pope John Paul II Hybrid Tea Rose

'JACsegra' PP#19,107

Our magnificent flowering tribute to one of the world's most beloved leaders.
This elegant rose is the showpiece of the Vatican private garden and will gladly grace yours as well! Among the finest white roses ever, it produces pure, luminous white, lavishly petaled 5-inch blossoms with a delightful fresh citrus fragrance. This exceptional hybrid tea has received top ratings for its powerful scent, vigorous growth, superior disease resistance, and perfect bloom form.

These sparkling blooms unfurl from delightful pointed, ovoid buds, revealing up to 30 clean white petals. They arise in flushes throughout their early summer to late summer season, standing out brilliantly against the background of glossy, dark green, very disease-resistant foliage. The plants themselves reach a mature height of 4½ to 5 feet and a width of 3½ to 4 feet, so they're ideal for a number of situations: beds, borders, cut gardens, even large patio containers.

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun and water regularly, preferably in the morning. A layer of mulch during the summer months helps to retain moisture, keep roots cool, and discourage the growth of weeds. Prune hybrid tea roses to half height or 18-20 inches above the ground in early spring. Remove 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.

Genus Rosa
Variety 'JACsegra'
PPAF PP#19,107
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Season Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
Plant Height 4 ft 6 in - 6 ft
Additional Characteristics Fragrance, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Double Bloom, Flower, Needs Deadheading, Rose Hips
Bloom Color White
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape Double
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Citrus, Strong
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Puerto Rico
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Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Elena from MD from MD wrote (May 16, 2012):
I have 100+ roses in my garden. JP is one of my favorite(usually I do not like white flowers :))). I purchased 2 bare root roses last spring. Excellent shape, beautiful scent,non stop bloomer.I recommend to plant it near your patio. The blossoms will be visible 24/7; They reflect the moon light . Exceptional rose! Thanks Jackson & Perkins.
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Chris VanCleave from AL wrote (February 11, 2012):
I was looking for a fragrant white hybrid tea rose and came across this one. I purchased two and have been very pleased with the blooms and fragrance. The stems are a little weak but it being a newly planted rose I am sure that will improve as roots are established and larger canes develop. This rose got a lot of ohhh's and ahhh's in my late summer garden last year... I would definitely recommend this rose.
Incredible!
Jane from MI wrote (January 31, 2012):
I purchased this rose bare root last spring, and it quickly reached 3 ft tall x 3 ft wide, with up to 25 blooms at a time! The scent is beautiful, and the flowers are great for cutting. Everyone needs a JP2 in their garden!
Whether you’re deadheading, removing dead wood, or performing an annual pruning, make sure your cuts are no more than ¼ inch (5 mm) above a bud, and slope the cut away from the bud, to prevent water from collecting on it.
  • Your cuts should always be clean, so keep your pruning shears sharp, and use pruning tools that are appropriately sized to whatever size stems you are cutting.

  • To encourage an open-centered form, cut to an outward-facing bud. To encourage upright growth on roses with a spreading habit, prune a few of the stems to inward-facing buds.

  • Prune any dieback to the healthy, white pith.

  • Remove dead or diseased stems, as well as any that cross or are spindly.

  • Your goal should be to have well-spaced stems that allow for a free flow of air.

  • If pruning an established plant, remove any old wood that is flowering poorly, and use a saw to get rid of old stubs that are no longer producing new shoots.

  • Other than climbing roses, you should prune newly planted roses hard, which encourages vigorous shoot production.

  • When removing suckers, trace them back to the roots from which they are growing, and simply take them off.
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    • Butterflies like a lot of sunlight, so locate your garden in a sunny area.

    • If you live in a windy location, plant your butterfly-attracting plants near a building, fence, or hedge to protect them.

    • Plant a variety of nectar-rich plants, as well as shrubs and evergreens for shelter.

    • Since many butterflies and native flowering plants have co-evolved, try to put in some that are native to your area. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center provides lists of plants native to states and regions.

    • Certain colors are particularly attracting to butterflies – red, yellow, pink, purple, or orange blooms that are clustered or flat-topped, with a short flower tubes are especially attractive to adult butterflies.

    • Avoid using pesticides, especially around nectar-producing plants.

    • Provide a shallow source of water – try a birdbath with pebbles lining the bowl.

    • Place a rock in a sunny spot for butterfly basking and resting.

    • Create a "puddling area" by digging a shallow hole filled with compost or manure where rainwater will collect and release essential salts and minerals.

    • If you want butterflies to breed in your garden, put in some caterpillar food plants, such as parsley, milkweeds, asters, thistles, violets, clover, grasses, and Queen Anne’s Lace.

    • Since butterflies need nectar throughout the entire adult phase of their lives, try to create a design that will allow for a continuous bloom – when one stops blooming, another starts.
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    Planting:

    Upon receipt, a bare-rooted Rose should be immersed in water for several hours. Never let the plant dry out after soaking and before planting. If planting is to be delayed several days, keep moist (especially the roots) and store in a cool place. If plant ing is to be delayed a week or more, “heel in” the plant, temporarily cov er ing the roots with moist soil or peat. Plant in the spring in a location with at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. Roses are widely tolerant of soils, but happiest in a moisture retentive, well-drained soil slightly on the acid side and enhanced with humus or decayed organic matter.

    Space 4 to 10 feet apart, depending on ultimate spread or use. In areas where temperatures drop below 0° F., set so that the bud union (if plants are budded) is 2 inches below ground level; in warmer areas, set so that the union is above or just about at ground level. Meidiland roses are grown on their own roots, and therefore, are not budded. Mound additional soil or compost around canes to a height of 2 inches from the cane ends to prevent moisture loss. When buds start to swell, usually about 7 to 10 days after planting, remove mounded soil or mulch. We recommend a 2-inch year-round mulch over the soil surface. A strong stake is advisable for the taller growing varieties if planted in a location subject to wind.


    Maintenance:

    Many varieties display resistance to pests and disease; however, precautionary mea sures are advisable on a reduced schedule. Fertilize with a standard rose fertilizer after growth has com menced and periodically (as per instructions) up until late summer.

    (Fertilizing in the fall can cause soft growth and subject plants to winter injury.) Prune Hybrid Teas, Floribundas, English, and other modern shrub types in early spring before new growth starts, removing any dead, weak or old wood and cutting the plant by 2/3 to 1/2 its length. Taller, more vigorous varieties can be pruned less to allow them to develop an attractive shrub form; however, flowering may be less continuous. Climbers should be pruned in early spring to remove only a few of the older, thicker canes that no longer flower well.

    The remaining canes can be lightly pruned for shaping as needed. Old-fashioned types that don’t rebloom should only be pruned in midsummer after flowers fade to remove the older, thicker canes and shorten the remaining canes as needed for shaping.


    Winter care for tree roses:

    Once the night temperature averages below freezing for 3 to 4 weeks and the plants become dormant, trim the top canes about 5 or 6 inches. In zones 6 & 7, wrap the entire plant with strips of either burlap or stem-wrapping paper (like used on tree trunks). begin wrapping from the bottom of the trunk, overlapping the layers in and around the graft and the stems at the top of the plant, until only the tips are exposed.

    In zones 4 & 5, wrap trunk and top as described and then staple a cylinder of tar paper around trunk. Then wrap a larger piece of burlap over the entire top of the rose, tying it tightly to keep it in place. Finally, mound 6 to 8 inches of soil around the base of the plant.