'President John F. Kennedy' rose References
Book (Aug 2002) Page(s) 51.
John F. Kennedy
Website/Catalog (28 Dec 1998) Page(s) 17. Includes photo(s).
Book (Sep 1993) Page(s) 231, 232. Includes photo(s).
Page 231: John F. Kennedy Large-flowered. Parentage: Unnamed seedling x 'White Queen'. Eugene Boerner 1965. Description... When, after President Kennedy's tragic death, Jackson & Perkins offered to name a rose in his memory, Mrs. Kennedy requested that it be a white one... tender in cold climates...
Page 232: [PHOTO]
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 275.
John F. Kennedy Hybrid Tea, white, 1965, ('JFK"; 'President John F. Kennedy'); Seedling x 'White Queen'; Boerner. Description.
Book (1992) Page(s) 288. Includes photo(s).
Green-tinged buds. Flowers: 5- to 5 1/2-inch, white, 45 to 50 petals, fragrant, disease-resistant. 4 to 5 feet tall.
Book (Jun 1986) Page(s) 421.
John F. Kennedy Description... The green tint at the center of the bloom makes this hybrid tea unique. As the bloom matures, the green shading disappears... Disease resistant. Not winter hardy without protection...
Book (1969) Page(s) 165.
Mr. K. Cresswell, of Indooroopilly, Queensland. The New Ones.
John F. Kennedy grows well but susceptible to mildew. The blooms are large and the outer petals tend to droop although I have seen some nice blooms at certain times of the year.
Book (1968) Page(s) 38.
Roy Rumsey. The Best Roses of the Last Five Years.
John F. Kennedy The pure white flowers have a firm petal texture. The habit of growth is medium height and bushy. A very promising white.
p26. Roy and Heather Rumsey, NSW. New Roses.
John F. Kennedy HT. (Boerner) Pure white with a greenish tint. Very good from bud to full bloom, being a very shapely flower of forty to fifty petals, high centred and fragrant. Leathery foliage, vigorous profuse bloom. An excellent variety. (Seedling x 'White Queen').
p126. Dr. A. S. Thomas, New Roses in Victoria.
John F. Kennedy, HT. (Boerner, 1965) Unnamed seedling x 'White Queen'. The creamish white buds have a faint greenish tinge in somewhat the same way as 'Message'. The 45 petals make up a good conventional flower which becomes whiter as it develops. Excellent growth and apparently not susceptible to mildew.
p178. Roy H. Rumsey Pty. Ltd., NSW. (advertisement)
We greet the 1967 planting season with many lovely new varieties such as
John F. Kennedy
p180 W. G. Treloar, Victoria. New Roses for 1967 (advertisement)
J. F. Kennedy good new white of exhibition form.