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Bare Root Roses

Bare root roses are dormant plants, which we lift and dispatch between November to the start of April*. Stems are approximately 6 to 12 inches long and the roots will be bare (without soil). We begin by selecting only first grade roses, which are freshly lifted from the field just prior to dispatch, this ensures minimal storage, and the best condition for planting upon arrival. Each rose has its own descriptive colour label and is then packed in wax-lined waterproof sacks. In addition every order will contain a booklet: ‘Guide on How to Grow Roses’. *Bare root orders placed after these times will be dispatched the following November.

Why choose a bare root rose?

  The main reason they are more affordable. Due to no costs for containers/compost and lower costs in transport, bare root roses can save you money. Many also agree early planting during the dormant seasons is more beneficial to roses, giving them extra time to establish a good root system. This is especially noticeable during their first summer, as the bare root rose planted early, will be less stressed during very dry spells, than a container rose planted fully leaved, straight from the nursery. Furthermore the reduction in plastics and water used for growing, make them a greener option. For tips on how to plant bare root roses, head to our planting and pruning page.