Rosa ‘JFK’ from my garden

These JFK roses were planted by the previous owners of the property and we have kept the going in the ensuing 18 years. We also have Mikado roses and another hybrid which I can’t remember off the top of my head. I’ll have to do some searching on the blogs and see where I mentioned it previously. It is a large purple rose.

Garden Alphabet: Rosa 'JFK' from my garden

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 John F Kennedy is part of the Rosa genus and is a Rose variety. Its scientific name isRosa ‘John F Kennedy’. John F Kennedy is a hybrid variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Floral white and   Antique white.


‘John F Kennedy’ is a double hybrid tea rose that produces white / off-white dense blooms (26-40 petals) with a strong fragrance.

It grows mainly as a Perennial, which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). John F Kennedy is known for its Shrub habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

United States is believed to be where John F Kennedy originates from.

John F Kennedy Rose needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. —

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