Depending on the time of year, our beautiful tea roses will either be supplied as ‘bare root’ or ‘potted’.
Bare roots are dormant with no leaves and the roots are out of the soil, they are supplied in this form over the cooler months.
Did you know?
Rose gardens date back to the Egyptian pharaohs. Early hybrid tea roses were developed in gardens in both France and England. Famous gardens around the world work to preserve the cultivars of the early hybrid tea roses. Australia, Belgium, England, France, Italy and Germany are home to some of the largest rose gardens in the world.
Why not have your own piece of paradise!
We have put together a wonderful garden rose collection of 5 fabulous hybrid tea roses which is now available in bare-root!
This incredible collection comprises a Vibrant Red, Pure White, Golden Yellow, Powder Pink and Peach Melba. All varieties are selected for their proven flowering prowess and will provide fantastic outdoor colour for months on end as well as stems you can cut for your home too.
They will fragrantly repeat flower from May to October year after year and are so easy to grow.
Each premium quality bush is winter hardy and will already have 3-5 strong branches when delivered. Bushes grow to 60-90cm tall and now is the perfect time to plant!
Your bare root roses have arrived!
On receipt, soak the roots in water for at least two hours (overnight is better). If you can’t plant straight away they should be fine for up to 2 weeks if left in a cool, dark, frost-free place – keep the bag around the roots with some water inside.
How to plant your bare root roses…
To plant, select an appropriate spot with enough space to allow your roses to grow. Dig a hole twice the width of the roots, forking over the bottom to loosen the soil, then add some good quality fertiliser.
Plant at the same depth as the soil mark – if your tree has been grafted, the graft point (a noticeable ‘knuckle’ at the bottom of the trunk) should be at least 10cm above soil level. Holding the tree, slowly backfill the hole with soil so the soil falls back around the roots.
If you’re planting into pots, place some old rocks, stones or gravel in the bottom for drainage and ballast.
Use a good quality compost, fertilise and water at least weekly.
For more information on rose types and how to plant them, please see our ‘how to’ guides.