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Alternative cultivar names:
'John F. Kennedy'
'JFK'
'President John F. Kennedy'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: White and white blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, upright
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Eugene S. "Gene" Boerner, 1965
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: seedling x White Queen

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Growing Roses in My Utah GardenGrowing Roses in My Utah Garden
By Paul2032 on February 10, 2013

Roses are considered to be challenging by many gardeners, but here in Utah I have found their care to be quite easy. The rewards during bloom season far exceed the effort needed in order to have a lovely rose garden. A near perfect bloom brings me great pleasure.

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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2017-07-28
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Location: So califDate: 2018-05-22
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-04-16
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Location: Columbus, Ohio USADate: 6/5/16JFK after the rain
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Location: So califDate: 2018-05-22
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Location: Whetstone Park of Roses, Columbus OH USADate: 2016-06-02
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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Apr 14, 2014 1:27 PM

Was told by rosarians that this rose would not grow here in Colorado. I planted this rose back in '08. Blooms for me every year. Not very generous with blooms, dies back to the ground every winter, but produces beautiful white blooms every summer. Tolerates poor soil.

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