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Frequently Asked Questions

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How long has Certified Roses been in business?

Certified Roses opened its doors in 1949 as Cooperative Roses. The name was changed to Certified Roses in 1994. We’re proud of our 70+ year history.

Today, Certified Roses has more than 100 employees and offers over 300 varieties of roses sold at more than 5,000 retail stores throughout the US. You can also shop online for many of our bare root roses and get them delivered to your door before spring.

What is a patented rose?

Distinct, new varieties of roses qualify for patents from the US government. Rose patents last for 20 years. During that period, other growers cannot reproduce or sell.

Certified has more than 30 varieties of patented roses.

How can you tell if a rose is patented?

Typically, you can tell if a rose is patented by looking for the patented symbol next to the name which looks like an “R” inside a circle, like this: ®

When does Certified’s harvest begin? When do you stop shipping to customers?

Our harvest begins in early November and ends mid to late February. We usually finish shipping to customers in mid-April. These times may fluctuate depending upon the weather.

How do you ship your roses?

Our bare root roses are wrapped tightly and shipped in safe containers with care instructions. We send shipments weekly.

Where are your roses grown?

Our bush roses are grown in California and Arizona.

Where are the roses stored and processed after harvest?

All our plants are shipped to Tyler, Texas where they are graded for quality and stored in cold storage until they are boxed and shipped to our customers.

What is the key to growing beautiful roses?

Always start with quality soil that is high in organic matter and well drained. Read more rose care and planting instructions.

What is the best time to order roses?

We recommend pre-ordering for winter shipments by placing an order in early spring or summer.

Types of Roses

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What is a bare root rose?

As the name suggests, bare root roses appear bare. Growers uproot rose plants in the winter, remove the soil from their roots, and strip all the foliage from their stems. Bare root roses are then wrapped tightly and shipped in safe containers with care instructions.

Why buy bare root roses?

Buying bare root roses is ideal for many gardeners as they can be planted several weeks earlier than potted plants because they are safe from frost bite.

How to tell the difference between a hybrid tea, floribunda, and grandiflora rose?

The most apparent distinction is this: Hybrid teas have one large flower per stem, perfect for a vase. Floribundas have a cluster of midsize flowers per stem. Grandifloras are a cross breed between hybrid teas and floribundas, with a cluster of large bulbs on each stem.

What is a floribunda rose?

A floribunda rose is a free flowering plant that produces generous clusters of medium size blooms. The plant is often compact in habit with medium length stems. Use in mass plantings and borders.

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What is a hybrid tea rose?

A hybrid tea rose bush is medium to tall in habit and produces large well-formed blooms, usually borne singly on sturdy stems suitable for cutting. Hybrid teas are best planted in mixed beds or as a single plant.

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Do hybrid tea roses bloom all summer?

Hybrid tea roses bloom repeatedly throughout the summer. After a hybrid team flowers, it will rest and then bloom again on a 5-7 week cycle.

What’s the difference between floribunda and grandiflora roses?

The difference between floribunda roses and grandifloras is in the name. Floribunda comes from a Latin word that translates, “freely flowering.” Think “flori-” as in flower, and “-bunda,” as in abundant. Similarly, with the word “grandiflora,” you get “grandi,” as in grand or big, and “flora” as in flower. Both rose plants have multiple flowers per stem, but grandifloras typically have much larger flowers.

How big does a floribunda rose get?

Floribunda rose plants typically grow to about 1.5 to 2.5 feet tall.

Are floribunda roses easy to grow?

Floribunda roses are one of the hardiest rose plants, which makes them easy to grow in colder climates. They’re also very low maintenance, which makes them perfect for beginner gardeners.

What is a grandiflora rose?

Grandifloras are similar to hybrid teas but develop large, well-formed clusters of flowers on sturdy stems that may be suitable for cutting. Grandifloras are best planted in mixed beds or as a single plant.

How long do floribunda roses live?

Floribunda roses can often live for 5-10 years, sometimes more.

What is a climbing rose?

A climbing rose grows with long canes which can be trained to grow on trellises, fences, and walls. The blooms’ sizes and forms vary.

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What is a shrub rose?

A shrub rose is a very strong blooming plant with a varied range in bloom sizes. The size of the plant also varies, but the overall shape is attractive. The plant is hardy and disease resistant.

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Rose Care

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How do I care for my roses?