bare roots

dmoore66(6 NorthWest NJ)October 22, 2013

what are the best places to buy bare root hybrid teas?

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michaelg(7a NC Mts)

For Eastern growers, Palatine and Pickering in Canada.For varieties they don't carry, try Regan in California.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 1:27PM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

I would add Witherspoon Roses and Rosemania.com, they carry grafted on Dr. Huey (which I try to avoid these days).

If adventurous, Wisconsin Roses, but you have to be willing to follow the directions on handling the maidens.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 2:13PM
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dmoore66(6 NorthWest NJ)

Diane,
Don't understand your answer.
Are you suggesting the two rose growers or avoiding them.
Also what are maidens!

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 3:16PM
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ken-n.ga.mts(7a/7b)

I get my bare root roses from Edmunds, Regan and Palatine. In that order. Have never had a problem from any of them.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 3:22PM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

I recommend Witherspoon and Rosemania.com because they have great plants, but I caution because they graft on Dr. Huey. I prefer grafted on R. multiflora rootstock, especially for hybrid teas. Pickering nursery also sells grafted on R. multiflora.

"Maidens" are newly budded bareroots. Wisconsin Roses buds to R. multiflora, and sells exhibition quality hybrid teas, minis, and some floribundas. Details linked below. I have had great success with roses from Steve Singer (the owner).

Here is a link that might be useful: Wisconsin Roses - What is a maiden?

    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 11:37AM
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dmoore66(6 NorthWest NJ)

Diane,
What's the difference between maiden and own root?

    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 3:29PM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

The "maidens" are budded (grafted, on R. multiflora rootstock) bareroots, but you see the process of the budded variety growing early in the process. It is thoroughly described in the link.

As per Steve's page: A maiden is a rose that has been newly grafted. Unlike most grafted roses which are sold as #1 bushes, maidens are field grafted in summer, dug and shipped the same fall, a full year before most of the large growers harvest and ship their #1 grade roses.

Own root plants are cuttings taken from the variety and rooted, they are not grafted to another rootstock.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 4:10PM
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