Oh, you silly people: Palatine will send you up to 9 roses at that $25.75 shipping charge -- all the way from the eastern coast of Canada. Heirloom would charge me that much for shipping 2 or 3 of their toothpicks from Oregon, which is practically right up the road from me, and Roses Unlimited would charge me $77 for shipping 9 roses ($8 per rose + $5 handling charge).
This is a great nursery, and it used to be my favorite for bare-root roses, but I've pretty much already bought everything they offer. This year I ordered only four roses from Palatine, and two of those were actually duplicates of ones I already have.
Their roses are grafted on Multiflora rootstock, which means that the gophers don't want them -- always a good thing in my garden.
It's hard to compare them to nurseries in the United States because bare-root multiflora-grafted roses look so different from roses grafted onto Dr. Huey, but Palatine sends out bare-root roses that make Hortico look very bad by comparison and even Pickering look fairly bad by comparison. The roses usually have 5, 6, or more thick canes and roots twice as long as the ones on anyone else's roses.