Large, pearly, pinkish-white blooms with a pink bar and satin sheen on a mid-green foliage make a stunning show in any garden in summer and autumn. As the flowers mature the bar on the surface fades. The five or six broad, overlapping tepals taper via lightly crimped margins to pointed tips tat recurve gently with age. The stamens have creamy-white filaments and purple-reddish anthers. Your pruning technique will need to be adapted to your conditions to encourage a better display of flowers. In a mild climate or sheltered garden hard pruning (type 3) may be required, but in colder areas a light pruning will enhance flowering.
John Paul II is best suited to planting in the garden.