Roses In Alphabetical Order ‘J’

‘Jacques Cartier’ Roses (Portland, Introduced – 1868)Pearly rose flowers with darker pink, button like centers are very full, highly fragrant, and often quartered. The 3-inch blooms appear all summer on 2 1/2- to 3 1/2-foot plants with closely spaced, light green leaves. This rare variety is one of the few Portland roses that are still available. Some old-rose enthusiasts believe this rose is in fact an older variety correctly known as ‘Marquise Boccella’.
‘Jaune Desprez’ Roses (Noisette, Introduced – 1830)True yellows were rare among garden roses of the last century, because almost none of the species native to Europe bears flowers of that color. So the appearance of this yellow-flowered Noisette created something of a stir in gardening circles in 1830. The flat, semi double flowers are not a pure yellow, but instead a lovely soft apricot with slight rose shadings. Because they are very sweetly scented, try growing this rose on an arch where you can stand under it and let the perfume surround you.
‘Jean Kenneally’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1984)’Jean Kenneally’ bears hybrid tea-shaped, double, apricot blooms, singly and in clusters, repeatedly throughout the summer and into the fall. These flowers are lightly scented and make excellent cut flowers.
Tall and robust for a miniature, ‘Jean Kenneally’ adapts well to a container, but it can also serve as a compact shrub in the landscape at large. This rose makes an exceptionally beautiful low flowering hedge, and several plants can be massed together to give it a stronger presence in a mixed planting of shrubs and flowers. Like most miniatures, ‘Jean Kenneally’ also works well as an edging.
‘Jeanne Lajoie’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1975)Considered by many to be the best climbing miniature rose. Aside from its vigor and good health, this rose is remarkable for the sheer number of its flowers; though individually small, as a group they cover the bush at the peak of its bloom. ‘Jeanne Lajoie’ keeps re-blooming, too, throughout the growing season. The blossoms are markedly fragrant, a quality that is too often lacking among miniatures.
This rose can be cultivated as a beautiful, long-blooming low hedge or trained up a trellis or fence as a climber. If allowed to sprawl, this rose makes a most attractive ground cover.
‘Jennifer’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1985)Delicate light pink 1 1/2- inch flowers with a white reverse have 35 petals, hybrid tea form, and a heavy fragrance. Dark green, semi-glossy foliage covers bushy, spreading, 18- to 24-inch plants.
‘Jens Munk’ Roses (Hybrid Rugosa, Introduced – 1974)Another hybrid from Agriculture Canada, ‘Jens Munk’ has the same toughness and recurrent bloom as ‘Henry Hudson’, but with large, double blooms of a clear medium pink. Gilding the center of each rose is a knot of threadlike golden stamens. As an additional attraction, ‘Jens Munk’ offers a strong, spicy perfume. The foliage is medium green and clean. This rose is quick to establish itself after transplanting, soon forming a substantial, well-rounded shrub even in a challenging site. Its only flaws are a susceptibility to stem girdler and a paucity of hips. Despite these drawbacks, ‘Jens Munk’ makes a fine specimen plant as well as a tall and sturdy hedge.
‘Jim Dandy’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1988)A successful product of amateur hybridizing, ‘Jim Dandy’ is a bright orange-red with a yellow base. Blooms are high centered, double, and 1 inch across. Medium green foliage covers the 18- to 20-inch plant.
‘John Cabot’ Roses (Shrub, Introduced – 1978)The rose pink to cherry red blooms of ‘John Cabot’ are produced in abundance over a 6-week period in the summer and then sporadically into the fall. Each 2 1/2-inch double flower has 30 to 35 petals arranged in a loose cup around yellow stamens. Blossoms are borne in clusters and show up well against medium green foliage.
‘John Cabot’, a kordesii shrub in the Explorer series, can be grown as a shrub or a climber. As a shrub it can be maintained at a height of 4 to 5 feet but needs considerable room to spread. The plant is very vigorous, with an upright habit and long, arching canes. If grown as a climber, this rose takes about four seasons to reach its ultimate height of 8 to 10 feet. Foliage is disease resistant. This is an exceptionally hardy rose.
‘John F. Kennedy’ Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1965)W. Gene Boerner of Jackson and Perkins had planned to name this variety after himself, but following the assassination the company named it for the late president instead. The green-tinged buds of ‘John F. Kennedy’ open into 5- to 5 1/2-inch white flowers of 45 to 50 petals. This variety is the most fragrant among popular white hybrid teas. Its disease-resistant foliage is dark green and leathery. Plants grow 4 to 5 feet tall.
‘John Franklin’ Roses (Shrub, Introduced – 1980)Clusters of up to 30 medium red flowers are produced continuously on this rose. The semi-double blooms are 2 1/2 inches across, and each has approximately 25 petals. Flowers are fragrant. Leaves are round, and canes bear yellow-green prickles tinted with purple.
The upright, bushy plants are easy to use in the landscape. Their extended bloom period make them an asset in beds and borders. An Explorer series rose, ‘John Franklin’ tolerates both heat and cold and is disease resistant.
‘Joseph’s Coat’ Roses (Climber, Introduced – 1964)The clusters of double blossoms of ‘Joseph’s Coat’ rose create an amazing riot of color, with yellows, pinks, oranges, and reds all present at the same time. The red and orange tones become more prominent in autumn. Buds are urn shaped, and unlike those of many climbers they occur on new wood. Flowers are 3-inch cups that are lightly fragrant, leaves are dark green and glossy, and canes are prickly.
The plant is tall and upright. This rose can be trained as a climber on a pillar, fence, or trellis or, because it is not very robust, can be allowed to grow as a loose, freestanding shrub. This rose is somewhat tender and prone to powdery mildew.
‘Julie Ann’ Roses (Miniature, Introduced – 1984)High-centered, vermilion to orange-red 1-inch flowers have 20 petals and a pleasing fragrance. Leaves are small, medium green, semi-glossy, and disease resistant, and cover bushy, 12- to 14-inch plants.
‘Just Joey’ Roses (Hybrid Tea, Introduced – 1972)Blossoms of ‘Just Joey’ are 4 to 6 inches across, composed of 30 exceptionally large petals with interestingly frilly edges. Buds are large, elegantly pointed, and brandy colored, opening to double apricot blooms that lighten as they mature. Flowers bear a deep fruity scent. Both the flowers and their fragrance are long-lasting. Leaves are large and glossy, and stems are prickly.
Plants are rather squat and spreading, with a moderate growth rate. They are fairly disease resistant. The flowers are particularly outstanding for indoor arrangements because of their large size and long vase life.

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