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'John F. Kennedy' rose Description
'John F. Kennedy' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jimnstar
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
85 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: JFK
Exhibition name: John F. Kennedy
Origin:
Bred by Eugene S. "Gene" Boerner (United States, 1965).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. as 'John F. Kennedy'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Strong fragrance.  48 petals.  Average diameter 5.5".  Full (26-40 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
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).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,441  on  25 Aug 1964   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
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.