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Own Root Roses

THE ADVANTAGES:

  • HEALTHIER PLANTS
  • NO VIRUS
  • MORE BLOOMS
  • MORE WINTER HARDY
  • NO ROOT STOCK SUCKERS
  • TRUE TO TYPE
  • LONG LIFE

Own root roses have several advantages over budded roses: they are more winter hardy; they are more virus free and no suckers to contend with. They have a far better chance of survival during severe winters as they can freeze to the ground and still spring back from their roots and bloom the following summer when a budded plant would be dead. Own root roses are much truer to type than budded roses. Own root roses have a much longer life than budded roses. After 10 years or so, budded roses form a large woody knot at the bud union and cease to put up new canes to rebuild the plant each year. The bush loses its vigor and must be removed. Roses on their own roots can live a long and healthy life to 100 years or more, and some experts feel that own root roses are more free-flowering. We grow only own root roses. Own root roses are smaller than budded roses in the beginning and grow very rapidly.

Ours are first year own root roses grown and shipped in special 6" deep pots, designed for tree seedlings, so that they may develop a strong root system and have no transplant shock as do bare-root roses. Since all of our roses are greenhouse grown, you can order throughout the year, not just in the winter. Our roses are shipped dormant through the winter and leafed out in the spring, summer and fall so you may order from us and plant at any time of the year, except during periods of extreme cold. If we are out of a variety you want, we can backorder and ship it later as we have crops maturing all year.