Oh happy day!
Eight in the box, packed securely. No broken stems whatsoever. No dirt spilled, everything is moist, with no spotted or pale leaves. The sheet of instructions is clear and complete.
Archduke Charles (sorry Zuzu)
I listed 3 subs, but they sent an email saying mine were all in stock. A Reverence For Roses puts every other band nursery to shame. I'll post a review on them later.
Every plant has canes that are pencil thickness or nearly so. I expect the roots are very well developed also. The instruction sheet said to pot them into 2 gallon pots and grow them on until they have doubled; a few months or so. These are much bigger than anything I have gotten from Chamblee in 1 gallon pots. They are so nice that I am tempted to place another order before the sale ends. The only other place I know of that carries some of these Teas, Bermuda, Noisettes and Bourbons is Antique Rose Emporium. Nothing against ARE, but I am very happy with these smaller plants for a much smaller price. Shipping is very reasonable, probably less than their cost, even.
As Zuzu said, this place knows how to grow roses! And how to communicate, and how to pack and ship.