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Hybrid Tea Rose 'Spice Twice'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Spice Twice
Additional cultivar information:(PP8628, aka JACable, Spice Twice)
Hybridized by Zary
Registered or introduced: 1998
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Hybrid Tea


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:

Orange and orange blend (ob)

Bloom Shape:


Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:

Patent expired

Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Stems are moderately thorny

Pruning Instructions:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

By simple layering

By air layering

By tip layering

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

Fort Collins, Colorado

Pitman, New Jersey

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 24, 2007, pill_bug from Fort Collins, CO (Zone 4b) wrote:

Spice Twice, JACable
Class: Hybrid Tea, Large-flowered.
Breeding: Bred in United States (1998) by Dr. Keith W. Zary.
Introduced in United States (1997) by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc..
Parentage: Spirit of Glasnost x Kardinal (HT, Kordes 1986)

Zone: 4-5
Purchased and planted in 1999.
Profuse bloomer; deadhead regularly for continual blooms.
Hardy, low maintenance plant; no incidences of mildews, blackspot, mites or borers. Drought tolerant, does need supplemental watering in dry, warm, sunny winters

Habit: 4.5'h x 3'w. Wait to prune in spring before bud break to avoid too much winter die back and the need to prune twice.

Very popular with pedestrians who often request a bloom or two to enjoy.
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On May 18, 2005, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Class: Hybrid Tea, Large-flowered.
aka: JACable
Breeding: Bred in United States (1998) by Dr. Keith W. Zary.
Introduced in United States (1997) by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc..

Bloom: Orange & orange blend [ARS ob] blooms. Strong, Spicy fragrance. 26 to 40 petals. Average diameter 6". Large, double bloom form. Repeats its bloom again later in the season.
Habit: Height of 5' (150 cm).
Growing: Zone 6 and higher. Spring Pruning: 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. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.
Parentage: Spirit of Glasnost x Kardinal (HT, Kordes 1986) ... read more


On May 17, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in the United States. Won the Court of Show Honor from
South Coast Rose Society in 2000, and Seaside Rosarians in 1999. Also won the Princess of Show award from South Metro Rose Society in 2001.

Seed: Spirit of Glasnost
Pollen: Kardinal