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Aug 13, 2021 11:44 PM CST
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Name: Ash Sharma
Irving TX (Zone 8a)
I don't want red or pink roses. I definitely don't want knock out roses. Either I already have them or I feel they are very common in my neighborhood.
It seems that due to supply/demand issues - roses are not available in nurseries - Big box or Calloways etc...
Is it okay to start the rose with bare root?
Has somebody got any experience for ordering roses from

1) David Austin Roses https://www.davidaustinroses.c.... Talked to them and they are Tyler based. When i offered I come in-person and pick it - they are stating that nursery is not open for public
2) https://www.jacksonandperkins.... - they are based out of SC.

They are charging more than $30 for bare root roses which Costco used to sell at 2 for $15.5 plus shipping and handling.
I don't trust Amazon where some scam artists are having paintshop edited fictitious roses and doesn't look real at all.
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Aug 14, 2021 2:51 AM CST
Name: Pai Mei (Google it)
Central Texas (Zone 8b)
Tomato Heads Peppers Roses Container Gardener Region: Montana
I have two Don Juan roses that were bare root roses. I didn't even soak them in water as I had no instructions for how to plant them - I just stuck them in large containers full of Happy Frog potting soil and watered them and 30-days later +/- they started sprouting growth! The plants have actually surprised me with how well they seem to be growing.

I do not think you will go wrong with anything from David Austin - mine are from Gurney's.
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Aug 14, 2021 8:51 AM CST
Port d'Envaux, France (Zone 9a)
A Darwinian gardener
Bare root is generally my preferred planting method; I deceive myself in believing that they establish better in whatever garden they are planted. That said, this is not the season for buying or planting bare root roses.
I have ordered from David Austin in both the US and France and have always been satisfied.
You also have Antique Rose Emporium in Texas.
I don't think it fair to determine whether prices are reasonable based on what price someone like Costco sells their roses. In part Because, for example, Costco offers you a choice of a couple or few types of roses only on occasion vs. proper specialists who offer selection, quality and consistency.
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Aug 14, 2021 9:37 PM CST
Santa Barbara, CA (Zone 9b)
if you want the very best quality bare root roses, I suggest Palatine Roses and Regan Rose Nursery.
Aug 16, 2021 7:03 PM CST
Name: Ken Wilkinson
N.E. GA. (Cornelia) (Zone 7b)
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For bare root roses, I use Palatine and Edmunds. But my main source for roses has been K&M Nursery.
It's a rose!!! It has nothing to do with life and death.
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Aug 16, 2021 9:41 PM CST
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
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I use Palatine's roses
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Aug 16, 2021 10:37 PM CST
Name: aka Annie
WA-rural 8a to (Zone 7b)
Roses come grafted or own root...grafted are bigger, own root are tiny. There are nurseries that usually do one or the other. David Austin, has some of both...I think even J&P has both. will let you put in rose names, find out tons about the rose and find out who sells them. The data base here has lots of pictures and info.

In very early spring big box stores have bare root grafted, then around mid-late spring they have grafted potted up, Walmart does too. Late spring- early summer nurseries have roses in bloom and our local ones sell out pretty fast, especially last year and this year.

Fall is a good time to plant roses in some places, but the only roses that are available this year are own root tiny pots and mail order. David Austin has sent out potted roses in the fall, but seems not this year.

For another thing that doesn't make sense: Peony roots should ONLY be planted in the fall, but nurseries and big box stores sell them in the spring...had a terrible time when trying to find peonies locally in fall, to find out people ordered them on-line in the spring and they shipped in fall.
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