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'Pope John Paul II ™ (Hybrid Tea, Zary, 2006)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Galina Morgan
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: JACsegra
Exhibition name: Pope John Paul II ™ (Hybrid Tea, Zary, 2006)
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, before 2004).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. (post 1970) in 2006 as 'Pope John Paul II'.
Introduced in New Zealand by Matthews Nurseries Ltd. in 2012 as 'Pope John Paul II'.
Hybrid Tea.   (Series: Ultimate Rose ™ Collection)  
White.  Strong, citrus fragrance.  45 to 50 petals.  Average diameter 5.75".  Very large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Tall, upright.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 4' to 5' (120 to 150cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Very vigorous.  prefers full sun.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  
Breeder's notes: of the most fragrant roses of all time.
Australia - Patent No: AU5075P  on  13 Aug 2015
Application No: 2011/234  on  3 Nov 2011   VIEW PBR PATENT
‘HILaroma’ x ‘’JACsee’. ...Breeder: Dr Keith Zary.....First sold in USA in December 2006 ; first sold in Australia in June 2011 as ‘Pope John Paul II’.
European Union - Patent No: 26787  on  22 Feb 2010
Application No: 2008/2131  on  2008
New Zealand - Patent No: 31286  on  9 Jul 2015
Application No: ROS1003  on  30 Apr 2013
United States - Patent No: PP 19,107  on  19 Aug 2008   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/585,435  on  23 Oct 2006
Observations made from January 2006 to October 2006 from plants commencing at two years of age grown in a garden environment at Somis, Calif.
Commemorative hybrid tea rose in honor of the late Pope John Paul II. The luminous, pure white rose with a crisp refreshing fragrance was specifically chosen by the Vatican to honor John Paul II and will be planted this year in the Vatican gardens overlooking Saint Peter’s Basilica. Ten percent of the net proceeds from the sale of each rose will be put at the disposal of Vatican City, which has informed Jackson & Perkins that it will donate these funds to a charity benefiting the poor of Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Pope John Paul II Rose joins a significant list of commemorative cause roses that honor prominent leaders and organizations with support for a designated charitable activity. Jackson & Perkins® Cause Roses include those named for Diana, Princess of Wales, Veterans’ Honor, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Habitat for Humanity, Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan.

(courtesy J&P website)