Shipped Bare Root from June to August only.
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All of our roses are shipped bare root. The term bare root means a plant is supplied without soil around the roots. To facilitate this the rose must be in its winter dormancy when the plant is effectively asleep. For this range of roses, this is from middle of June to the middle of August. At this time, there is the full range of varieties available.
Bare rooted roses are supplied dormant without foliage or flowers. Once being dug from the paddocks they are pruned and the roots are washed free of soil prior to packing and transport. As there is no soil involved, they can be bundled together allowing large quantities to be packed in one carton, significantly decreasing the shipping costs.
Bare rooted roses travel extremely well and remain fresh during transit for up to three weeks. However, once the carton arrives it is very important that the plants are removed from the packaging and the roots soaked in water for 24 hours prior to planting. This refreshes them after travel.
It is preferable that bare rooted roses are planted the day after they are received. If unable to plant within a reasonable amount of time, you can do what we call 'heeling-in". Select an open space in the garden, dig one large hole and (after soaking your plants) place all your bundled roses in it and firm down the soil. Water in well. They will keep for several weeks if kept watered.