John F. Kennedy Rose

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Positively Presidential John F. Kennedy Rose Bush!

  • Creamy White Rose
  • Licorice Rose Fragrance
  • Large Double Blossoms
  • Glossy Green Foliage
  • Flourishes in Heat
  • Hybrid Tea Rose
  • Specimen & Container Plant
  • Great Gift!
  • Cut Flowers for Bouquets
  • Calls Pollinators

The Hybrid Tea Rose 'John F. Kennedy (Rosa 'John F. Kennedy') has shimmering white blossoms and is the most fragrant of all the white Rose bush varieties! Wafting a licorice scent through the air and calling bees and butterflies.

One of the most beautiful Roses, the double flowers appear on a grand bush. Combined with the flourishing fragrance, and perfectly sculpted petals, create an effect of timeless grace, paying tribute to a beloved President.

Greenish buds open to gorgeous, sparkling blooms are set against dramatically glossy, dark green foliage.

Adding a refreshing coolness to the landscape, the John F. Kennedy Rose is undaunted by hot summers and blooms in flushes throughout the season.

How to Use John F. Kennedy Rose In The Landscape

Nothing says Hope and Peace like a White Rose! Give the gift of this fantastic plant to newlyweds, new homeowners, or those that have suffered a loss, as a thoughtful tribute. These dreamy white blooms bring comfort, grace and beauty to any setting for any reason.

Commanding attention anywhere they’re planted, this Rose suits formal and informal settings perfectly. The dark green foliage is the perfect backdrop to other smaller Roses and perennials, while the perfect form of this Hybrid Tea Rose makes it a fantastic specimen and focal point planting.

Rose gardens, Cottage borders and Mixed shrub plantings readily welcome the introduction of a white Rose, blending easily with every other color on the garden palette. Perfect in Cutting gardens, your vases and floral arrangements will carry the licorice scent indoors as well as down the aisle in a bride’s bouquet, just as readily as they do outdoors on your porch or patio!

Keep this lovely bloom close by in a planter or pot in any sunny setting. Balcony and container gardeners can easily enjoy these radiant flowers anywhere! Keep their scent close by your seating areas or back door. Welcome guests to your front entry with the enticing scent and luxurious color of this Rose.

#ProPlantTips For Care

All Roses perform their best in full sun, favoring the drying power of the morning sunlight. Hardy and adaptable in USDA growing zones 4 through 9, John F Kennedy Rose is very cold hardy and heat resistant.

Provide a rich, organic, fertile environment in well-drained soil with plenty of air circulation. Nothing does a Rose in faster than poor drainage. Provide a healthy layer of mulch, without allowing any mulch or debris to pile up around the crown.

In spring, 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.

For a glorious white bloom and easy care shrub, you can’t go wrong buying a John F. Kennedy Rose for your garden, or a friend, today! Head over to quickly because this specimen sells out fast!


Head over to our Garden Blog for tips on Rose Garden Success!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
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50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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John F. Kennedy Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-10
Growing Zones 5-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rosa 'John F. Kennedy'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Glossy Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes