Pope John Paul II
Classification: Hybrid Tea Rose
Bred by Keith Zary, U.S.A., 2006
Petal count: 30 to 40
Fragrance: Very Strong, Citrus
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 planted 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.
Honors the memory of one of history’s most beloved and influential leaders who significantly improved Catholic Church relations with other religious groups. Specifically chosen by the Vatican to honor Pope John Paul II. Tall and upright plant. Offspring of Secret and Fragrant Lace roses. Very disease resistant.