Some varieties or rose bushes include 'John F. Kennedy,' 'Peace' and 'Queen Elizabeth.' Named after the late president, the 'John F. Kennedy' is a hybrid tea rose. The bush grows between 3 to 5 feet tall and has a 3- to 4-foot spread. The pure white flowers are large, beautiful and fragrant.
The leaves of the 'John F. Kennedy' rosebush are medium green, oval and pointed with a somewhat leathery texture. It is disease-resistant and tolerant of heat, which allows it to thrive in hardiness zones 5 through 10. It blooms from late spring to early summer.
'Peace' is one of the most popular roses. Its origins are from the early days of World War II, when a shoot of 'Madame A. Meilland' was smuggled out of France to the United States. The resulting cultivar, which is still listed as 'Madame A. Meilland 'by some rose societies, was named 'Peace' when Berlin fell in April 1945. Since then, there have been many varieties of the 'Peace' rose. But the original 'Peace' rosebush grows to 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide. The blossoms are double, 6 inches across and an ivory-yellow color with a pink blush. They appear from spring until fall.
An entire category of roses, the Grandiflora, was developed to accommodate the 'Queen Elizabeth' rose. These rosebushes grow very tall and are appropriate for hedges and the tallest parts of herbaceous borders.