How to Select Bare Root Roses

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In growth zones that are warmer, you can purchase roses with bare roots in the late winter. Before heading to the garden center, it is important to learn what to look for.  

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Although it seems impossible to grow in January, nurseries in zones 8 to 10 have already started selling bare root roses, including mine. In colder climates, spring brings bare root roses.  

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Even though bare root roses don't look anything like the pretty picture on the box, they will soon be covered in brightly colored blooms if you place, choose, plant, and take care of them correctly.  

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If you want to plant roses during the growing season, you can use container roses instead of bare root roses. However, bare root roses are cheaper and have the largest variety.  

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It can be fun and exciting to think about what each type of rose will look like as it grows and blooms while you choose which ones to put in your yard.  

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Hybrid tea, floribunda, grandiflora, shrub roses, and tiny roses are some of the different kinds of roses.  It's possible that hybrid tea roses are the most commonly planted type of rose. Each stem usually has one big rose on it.  

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Floribunda roses are usually smaller trees that have more than one flower on each stem.  Shrub roses are easy to grow and have flowers that look old-fashioned.  

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Roses are available in most colors except blue.  You can plant a rose garden with the same color or different colors.  All up to you.  Check with your local rose organization for a list of roses that thrive in your area.  

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Abracadabra, Mr. Lincoln, Touch of Class, Double Delight, Chicago Peace, Pristine, Rio Samba, Abraham Darby, Glamis Castle, and Graham Thomas are a few of my favorites.  

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Bare root roses are grade 1, 1/2, and 2.  Grade 1 roses have at least 3 huge canes, whereas other grades have fewer or smaller canes.   

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Try to avoid purchasing bare root roses because their canes appear to be dry and shriveled. Additionally, you should avoid purchasing those that already have new growth sprouting.  

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After bringing them home, remove the packaging material and place them in a pail of water to cover the roots.  This hydrates roses.  Before planting, immerse the roots for 12–24 hours.    

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