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PlantFiles: Shrub Rose
Rosa 'Jacqueline du Pre'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Jacqueline du Pre
Additional cultivar information: (aka HARwanna)
Hybridized by Harkness; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1988

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:
White (w)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

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

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive baiissatva On Dec 23, 2011, baiissatva from Dunedin
New Zealand wrote:

9b coastal otago new zealand

Another one I've added this summer- here are my observations.

A white rose for people who hate white roses is probably a good way to think about this variety- it's not tacky, ice-white but a muted, solid creme flushed here and there with ice pink. The stamens are a beautiful starry doll pink and a real feature, as others have pointed out. The foliage is a semi-matte forest green, no crazy thorns, doesnt seem too disease-prone yet, and a really nice foil for the blooms. There is something peony-esque about them, with their casual arrangement and colouring.

The fragrance is generally moderate, though sometimes I will go out in the morning and find it very pervasive for several metres, a ladylike, powder-puff and cologne scent that is so nice when the air's still and dewy.

My only complaint is that down here, really hot days and full sun will burn these flowers, crisping the edges and browning the petals after a few hours. Doh! And forget about them as cut flowers- one day is all you'll get.

Enjoy them on the bush because they really are one of the most distinctive and elegant pale roses. A better white than 'Margaret Merrill' for me, which is blackspotty and irritatingly sulky. Like 'MM', it's sympathetic white sits well in a mixed situation, and it's shape is quite intermediate between the old and new rose varieties, which is useful.

Positive joanie1224 On Jun 25, 2009, joanie1224 from Lake Forest, IL wrote:

I've had many roses over the years and I count this as one of the most exquisite. The cupping prior to the flowers opening is beautiful, the fragrance spectacular but the deep rose-colored, fluffy and numerous stamens really steal my heart. In the Chicago area, we've had an inordinate amount of rain over the last month or so and she is beginning to get some yellowing of a few lower leaves but she soldiers on without intervention on my part. Cut blossoms don't last long in a vase but the scent is apparent from 2' away. I have not noticed any pink on her early blooms, as some have photographed. Her color is not a stark white but softer and nearly pure. If you like simple elegance, she's a true corker!

Positive kniphofia On Jun 16, 2005, kniphofia from Morpeth
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

One of my all time favorite roses, an exquisitely simple single with prominent stamens.

I grew this in the UK and would love to find it again.

Neutral Paulwhwest On Jun 16, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred and introduced in England. Blooms can be single or semi-double.

Seed: Radox Bouquet
Pollen: Maigold


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

Lake Forest, Illinois
Olympia, Washington

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