'President John F. Kennedy' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.Registration name: JFKExhibition name: John F. Kennedy
White or white blend. Strong fragrance. 48 petals. Average diameter 5.5". Full (26-40 petals) bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th president of the United States, was born on 29 May 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He died on 22 November 1963 in Dallas, Texas.
Ploidy counted by David Zlesak.