In addition to bare root roses for planting in early spring, David Austin Roses has another purchasing option for U.S. online and mail-order gardeners, Now, 29 varieties of English Roses are available in 2 quart pots for planting in late spring and early fall. The potted selection of English Roses includes some of the famous breeder’s most popular English Rose varieties. Austin’s mail-order and online roses are routinely available as bare root plants. Both options can be ordered by calling 1-800-328-8893 or visiting www.davidaustinroses.com/us/
Austin’s bare root, own root and 2-quart potted roses are priced comparably. The 2-quart potted roses are grown at Austin’s North American headquarters in Tyler, Texas. They’re grown from cuttings on their own roots and have not been grafted. The container roses ship to gardeners across the continental U.S. in April/May and September/October. The plants will arrive leafed out, pre-rooted and growing in soil. Inclusion of soil means they cannot be shipped across the border to Canada.
Currently only a select number of Austin roses are sold potted, while all 114 English Rose varieties now available in North America are available as bare root stock. In addition, fine garden centers coast-to-coast sell a broad array of David Austin English Roses. These are available in nursery pots for planting during the growing season.