John F. Kennedy

Cherished mostly as a tribute to the popular President, the slow-opening fragrant flowers of rich white start off with an unusual greenish cast in the bud stage. The extra full petalage stands up well to hot weather. Beloved by many. Needs warm night temps to open best.

General Information

  • Class Hybrid Tea
  • Plant Habit Medium
  • Growth Habit Bushy
  • Plant Height 3 to 5 feet
  • Flower Color Greenish white?
  • Flower Size Large
  • Flower Form Very full
  • Petal Count 40 to 45
  • Parentage Seedling x White Queen
  • Hybridizer Gene Boerner
  • Intro Year 1965
  • Introduced By Jackson & Perkins Co.