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.

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 best time to order roses?

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

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.

Types of Roses

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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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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.

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 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?