There are a quite few different types of roses available for planting.
- Bare root: Bare root roses are sold in the winter and also in early spring. They can be planted as soon as the ground has warmed up.
- Container grown: These roses are actually grown in containers within a nursery. They are available in the spring and are already blooming or budding.
- Prepackaged: Prepackaged roses are bare root, but packaged in a box or container with a moisture retaining medium.
Roses may be grafted (a.k.a. budded) or own-roots. Budded roses take one variety, and graft it onto the root system of a more sturdy variety. Own-root plants are actually grown from cuttings, so the roses will all be of the same variety. If you plant these flowers correctly, they can look just as good as store-bought roses Toronto