Impatient person + banded roses = disaster?
Let me start off by saying I feel like I have a zillion questions and am tempted to unload them all at once. But for the sake of brevity and trying to not be rude, I won't.
So I've read some older posts on banded roses and it seems to depend on growing season and type of rose.
Last week I bought the Freddie Mercury rose on Heirloom Roses and its supposed to ship in March. Now I know that I should transplant it to a larger container (1-3 gallon) when it arrives. Here's my question though, at which point can I put it into the ground?
Is it really that important to let it spend its youth in those containers? Two growing seasons is such a long time when you live in the midwest! If its that important, I guess I can hold off but if its not going to greatly hinder its growth, I'd like to get it in the ground this growing season.
Would putting it in a mini greenhouse when it arrives in March help speed things up or do roses not work like that?
Thank you in advance for your help.