Roses forum: Reputable Rose Nurseries

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Aug 23, 2017 10:05 PM CST
Hello Everyone

I am new to the forum, this is my 1st post. Located in Denver CO area.

I am planning to order following climbing roses either this fall or next spring
Climbing Pinkie
Golden Sun
Korde s- Moonlight

Looking for suggestions on the rose nurseries, It looks like Palatine is one of the highly rated nursery , any other ?
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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Aug 24, 2017 6:28 AM CST
Although I have no personal experience, I have heard nothing but good about Palatine.
Name: Carol Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Aug 24, 2017 7:13 AM CST
I have had good experience with Palatine for roses grafted to multiflora rootstock and Chamblee's Rose Nursery for own-root roses.
Carol Sandt
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
Aug 24, 2017 11:22 AM CST
I've had very good experience with Palatine Roses.

Since you live in the west, you may want to test your soil pH. Make sure you mix in a good measure of organic material when you plant, and if the pH is above, say, 7.4 you may want to add a soil acidifier such as elemental sulfur. I suspect I have lost a few good Palatine plants due to soil that is too alkaline.

Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
Aug 24, 2017 5:29 PM CST
I have also bought from High Country Roses. Their roses are selected for the kinds of tough conditions faced in the Rocky Mountain west: Dry soil, intense sun, drought tolerance, vigor, and so on. I bought four plants from them this year and they seem to be doing quite well.

Rogue Valley Roses has a huge calogue, only a portion of which are in production at any one point. It's a bit more of a collector's site, but most of the roses I received from them this year were quite large for the fact that they are bands (a container about 2.5 x 2.5 x 7 inches high) I've been told that some of their production is in-house and some is offsite and that this results in some unevenness in the roses they ship. I've seen some of this in my shipments.

I bought four roses from Northland Rosarium this year for the first time, on the recommendation of Lyn, a knowledgeable rosarian at this site. I was very happy with the roses I recieved, own root roses in 4 x 4 x 8 inch containers. Two of four are dead, but one got stepped on by accident.

The own root quart roses I received this year from Jackson and Perkins were the best own root roses I received this season. J&P - near the time they went though bankruptcy ca 2010 - had earned a reputation for delivering absolutely horrid roses among a lot of contributors here. I cannot say whether my experience is typical of the quality of roses they will ship next season. I know most people who have been at this site for a long time will never buy from them again. But if I were to get roses of the same quality from them over the next several years as I did this year I cannot see why I would not be willing to recommend them again. They might end up being the best supplier of popular roses on Dr Huey rootstock which is more tolerant of high pH soils.

Chamblees is a favorite of many here, but I have not bought from them.

A source for roses that are sort of old standards might be Greenmantle. There is nothing trendy there. I have recently been told that they still deliver quality stock

Good Luck with your rose garden!

Aug 27, 2017 8:27 AM CST
Thanks for all the feedback.
Palantine will be my choice to place order .
Do they publish available rose list?
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
Aug 27, 2017 12:30 PM CST
On about September 11th they will update their site and open for business this season (see the Palatine roses site for exact date). There's quite a bit of continuity from year to year, so most of the cultivars you find there now are likely to appear on their list, even the ones now unavailable. When roses from the 2018 season become unavailable they mark them at the site.

Roses that are trendy can sell out in days, so if there are any you really really have to have, order early. They cheerfully hold them until your appropriate spring planting time.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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Aug 27, 2017 1:23 PM CST


Last year they began updating their site on September 2nd. The process took a few days. You'll see that the updating has begun when the current "Sold Out" notices disappear. They will not take orders until September 11th, and they haven't specified a time, so you can assume the shopping carts will become operable at midnight. Some roses actually sell out within hours, so it's wise to be ready to place an order at the stroke of midnight in Toronto. For me in California, that's 9:00 pm on September 10th.
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
Aug 27, 2017 1:56 PM CST
We really need an animated rose petal that drops at the stroke of midnight Toronto time.
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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Sep 11, 2017 10:51 AM CST
Palatine opened today at 9 am eastern, and their servers immediately crashed from the crush of hungry rosarians! The system is working fine now. If there is a rose you really want, hurry hurry!
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
Sep 11, 2017 10:59 AM CST
Thanks for the heads-up Cindi! Green Grin!

I notice that a couple of roses that I have in my garden are out of stock already - Ispahan, for example. (feeling smug emoticon here.... Whistling ) I placed my order, but I always find that by January I have a completely different list in mind. LOM (Laugh's on me)

Good Luck everyone!
Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
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Dec 11, 2017 9:04 PM CST
I can recommend:

Have ordered from them several times and never been disappointed. Amazed most times.
Not sure if they have the ones you're looking for but they have a huge selection.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Dec 11, 2017 9:13 PM CST
Keep Calm and Carry On
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