What is the difference between grade 1 and 1 1/2?
I have seen roses in body bags labeled 1 1/2. They have less canes and cheaper.
Does that mean they are younger than grade 1 and will have more canes in few years? Or they will not recover and always be less bushy.
I am not interested in buying them, however, I have few roses that gone through a thought first year and lost few main canes. They have only 1 or 2 left. I was wondering if they are considered grade 1 1/2. Should I shovel prune them and put me and them out of misery? Should I tend to them and heal them back to health or, while they are availble, buy a healthy grade 1 bareroot rose to replace them?
One example of these roses. This picture has been taken is summer, right now it has many more leaf buds on it and was moving it to a place with more sun.
BTW, the rose has been planted deeper and the black canes has been cut since this picture has been taken. It is Showbiz if it makes any difference.
Thanks for advice,