Roses forum: Boxed Roses

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Mar 24, 2010 6:04 PM CST
I was out and stopped at the local Nursery today and they had the boxed roses out. I call them Milk Carton roses because that is what the boxes look like.

So I bought FRANKLY SCARLETT nice red Floribunda and two BLACK MAGIC red HTs. I do already have one FRANKLY SCARLETT but I really like this rose so I wanted another one. I have one in my backyard and will be putting this one in the frontyard. Then I have BLACK MAGIC and it is my favorite HT, I have wanted another one for two years but somehow never got it. It just worked out today. I would have gotten one BLACK MAGIC but the roses were $22.95 apiece. But if you got three then they were $19.95 apiece so that was my excuse to get all three.

Prices were really up from prior years. They were $19.95 for one two years ago and then they went to $16.95 if you bought five then.

I have bought many of the boxed roses over the years, many of my roses started off as milk carton roses. If you look around my garden you could never tell which started this way, which came bare root or which was potted. I like them because they really are easy to plant being smaller plants and smaller roots. I always take them out of the box and plant like a bare root, I don't believe in planting the box like they tell you to do.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Mar 25, 2010 12:40 AM CST

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Sounds very neat. I love Black Magic. I received the J&P catalog a week ago and noticed that they're offering Black Magic this year. Are your new roses J&P boxed roses? I don't think I've ever seen any "milk carton" roses.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Mar 25, 2010 9:23 AM CST
Zuzu - the roses that Costco sells could be classified as "milk carton" roses as that's exactly what they look like. Except the milk cartons from J&P have the bagged roses inside them. I really want a Black Magic.. I'm so jealous! Smiling :) Smiling But I've never seen roses that come in boxes that you plant! One local nursery here, Paulino's, sells their roses in those biodegradable pots (kinda like the starter pots you get when you start seeds.. Jiffy pots) that are like 3gal and they're a lot cheaper than the other nurseries. I'd be jumping for joy if they were only $20/ea!! Lucky...
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 25, 2010 9:25 AM CST
Yes, they are J&P boxed roses. I call them milk carton roses. Black Magic is a stunning HT and I already decided yesterday were I was going to plant the two of them.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 19, 2010 4:15 PM CST
My boxed roses are all leafed out and doing greaqt. Of course they are small compaired to the old ones already here. But they should catch up soon.

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