Roses have long been the “gold standard” of gardening, but along with that title came the idea that they are difficult to grow. And honestly, many of the more old-fashioned hybrid tea roses require a lot of attention. That’s where easy-care Easy Elegance® Roses come into play: they are truly “Roses You Can Grow.” These roses are bred for cold hardiness, disease resistance and heat tolerance. No more spraying chemicals or complicated overwintering processes! It’s important to select healthy plants at the garden center to give your new roses the best possible start.
Some retailers carry roses packaged in boxes or bags. The canes of these roses are often sealed in wax to prevent them from drying out, and the roots are severely pruned to fit the packaging. If you decide to purchase roses this way it is best to buy them very early in the season or not at all. Cut away and discard the bag or box and soak the entire plant, roots and canes, in a bucket of water for 24 hours. Then prune canes back to near the bud union and plant like you would a bareroot rose.
Easy Elegance® Roses are not found in boxes or bags as described above. We feel it is important that you have a great experience with our plants, and recommend purchasing our roses already growing in containers.