The Benefits of Bare Root Roses

same roses, eco-friendly format

Don’t be fooled by their stick-like appearance. Once planted, these unassuming wiry stems will happily establish ready to bloom come summer with the same flourish as a potted rose.

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These seasonal plants arrive in plastic-free packaging without soil, helping us all to be that little bit greener.

English grown

Plastic-free

Easy to plant

Sustainable

Bare root roses are great because

bare root roses in front of a door ready for planting
bare root roses in front of a door ready for planting

seasonal planting

Autumn/winter is the ideal time for planting bare root roses. The moist soil encourages their roots to grow and, whilst they do not look very pretty immediately, they have the whole winter to establish. Come summer your roses will be ready to burst into spectacular bloom.

David Austin Bare Root Rose on doorstep
David Austin Bare Root Rose on doorstep

sustainable

Bare root roses are delivered in a bag without soil. As they come without a pot, there is less plastic wastage. They are also more environmentally friendly to deliver and store than potted roses.

Harlow Car English rose planted as a pink rose hedge by a greenhouse
Harlow Car English rose planted as a pink rose hedge by a greenhouse

mass planting

If you are planting in large numbers, perhaps creating a rose border or a hedge, bare roots are great as they are easier to handle, lighter in weight than potted roses and occupy less room when delivered. You can also make good savings when mass planting as bare root roses are slightly cheaper.

compostable plastic-free bag packaging
compostable plastic-free bag packaging

plastic free

Helping you be that little bit greener, our bare root roses arrive in plastic-free, biodegradable packaging. Just pop the compostable liners on your compost heap or in your food waste bin.


How to use Bare Roots Roses

Update a mixed bed or border

Plant in a pot or container

grow up a wall or fence


You can buy any of our roses as a bare root plant and they will flourish happily.
If you are not sure where to start, these varieties are a good starting point.

Bare root and bloom of Apricot English Rose
Bare root and bloom of Apricot English Rose

Bare Root Roses are

Easy to grow

Bare root roses are very easy to grow and can be planted from November to April. Follow our simple planting guide and enjoy the blooms come summer.

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