Rosa 'John F. Kennedy' (Hybrid Tea Rose)
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Rosa 'John F. Kennedy' (Hybrid Tea Rose)

Rose 'John F. Kennedy', Rosa 'BOEgif', Rosa 'BOEgil', Rosa 'JFK', Rosa 'John F. Kennedy', Rosa 'John Kennedy', Rosa 'President John F. Kennedy', Hybrid Tea Roses, Shrub Roses


As popular today as ever, Rosa 'John F. Kennedy' is an exquisite Hybrid Tea rose boasting very large, 5.5 in. across (13 cm), very full (48 petals), high-centered, glistening white flowers. The blossoms have a moderate fragrance and bloom in flushes from spring to early fall. The luminous flowers stand out against the lush foliage of leathery, medium green leaves. A strong, classy and handsome shrub rose that is very disease resistant and has withstood the test of time. Perfect for beds, borders or as a flowering hedge. A great rose for cutting too.

  • Grows up to 3-5 ft. tall (90-150 cm) and 2-3 ft. wide (60-90 cm).
  • An excellent choice for beds and borders, flowering hedges, or containers. Stunning when mass-planted. Excellent cut flowers.
  • Best grown in full sun, in rich, fertile with adequate moisture, well-drained soils.
  • Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by chip budding in summer.
  • Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that
  • Bred by Eugene S. Boerner (United States, before 1965).

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Plant Type Roses
Plant Family Rosa - Hybrid Tea Roses, Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Plant Type Roses
Plant Family Rosa - Hybrid Tea Roses, Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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