Mid City Nursery

Rose Availability

Roses are available year round. However, not all varieties of roses are available all year. Flower Carpet and Drift Roses are available year round in containers. Carpet Roses are available in 2gal containers and Drift Roses are available in 1gal or 2gal containers throughout most of the year. Traditional types of roses (Hybrid Teas,Floribundas, Grandifloras, and Climbing Roses) are also available throughout the year usually in 5gal containers. However, certain varieties, especially the new introductions, are often only available during the bareroot season and in the Spring to early Summer. Check out the list below to see what varieties we will or have received during our bareroot season.

Bareroot Roses

Bareroot Roses

Bareroot Roses are available for a limited time each year. They are generally available from the 1st or 2nd week in December until the end of January (some times into early February). Bareroot Roses are a great value for a couple of reasons. First of all, they are a better price than when they are in a container, and, second, many of the new varieties being released for the upcoming year are available for purchase. You may be wondering what bareroot means. Each year, we are able to get one shipment directly from the main rose growers, which helps give us a larger selection and also provides you, the consumer, with a better price than what you would normally pay for a rose throughout the rest of the year. Many years ago, the roses came literally bare root without any soil around the roots much like our bareroot fruit trees. However, while the roses still come bare root, they are packaged in peat pots with a soil medium around the roots that helps keep the roots moist. Being packaged this way gives you a longer window of when you can plant them once you have purchased the rose in addition to the added detailed information that comes on the rose package. Bareroot roses make great gifts for family and friends. You can give a rose plant that will live for many years and keep giving beautiful, fragrant roses year after year. It beats just buying a bouquet of roses that will only last a week.

Our primary supplier of bareroot roses is Weeks Roses. They are one of the top growers in the rose industry and provide high quality plants.

Below is a list of roses that we anticipate receiving for the 2019 Bareroot Season (December 2018 - January 2019). This list doesn't mean that these roses are always available, but gives you an idea of our initial shipment. We will have many of these varieties throughout the year and several others not listed here as our local growers make their roses available to us. The widest selection of containerized roses is in the late Spring through early Summer.

Click to View Pictures of Some of the Roses that Will Be Available

Rose Name
Type
Year Introduced
Description
About Face
Grandiflora
2005
Golden-orange inside, bronze-red outside
All Dressed Up
Grandiflora
2019
Rich lavender with strong rose & citrus blossom fragrance.
Angel Face
Floribunda
1969
Medium lavender flowers with strong, citrus fragrance.
Anna's Promise
Grandiflora
2015
Bicolor golden tan & pink blush. Moderate fragrance.
Arctic Blue
Floribunda
2019
Yellow ivory edged red. Moderate fragrance.
Betty Boop
Floribunda
1999
Yellow ivory edged red. Moderate fragrance.
Blue Girl
Hybrid Tea
1964
Silvery Lilac-Lavender.
Brandy
Hybrid Tea
1982
Warm apricot with mild tea fragrance.
Celestial Night
Floribunda
2019
Plum purple with raspberry reverse.
Chicago Peace
Hybrid Tea
1962
Phlox pink and canary yellow.
Chrysler Imperial
Hybrid Tea
1953
Velvety dark red. Strong damsk rose fragrance.
Double Delight
Hybrid Tea
1977
Cream blushing red. Strong spicy rose fragrance.
Easy Does It
Floribunda
2010
Mango, peach & apricot blend.
Easy Spirit
Floribunda
2018
White with cream base.
Easy To Please
Floribunda
2017
Fuchsia pink with lighter reverse. Moderate clove fragrance.
Electron
Hybrid Tea
1973
Electric Deep Pink. Fragrant.
Elina
Hybrid Tea
1985
Large Radiant soft yellow flowers.
Fragrant Cloud
Hybrid Tea
1968
Deep coral red-orange with strong sweet spice fragrance.
Frida Kahlo
Floribunda
2018
Scarlet red striped gold with red blush
Gemini
Hybrid Tea
2000
Large, double cream blushing coral pink.
Gingersnap
Floribunda
1978
Brilliant yellow-orange blend.
Gold Glow
Hybrid Tea
1959
Large medium yellow flowers.
Gold Medal
Grandiflora
1983
Golden yellow with rich fruity fragrance.
Good as Gold
Hybrid Tea
2014
Deep golden orange-yellow. Grapefruit & citrus fragrance.
Grande Dame
Hybrid Tea
2011
Intense deep pink with an intense old rose fragrance.
Happy Go Lucky
Grandiflora
2014
Old fashioned pure yellow. Moderate fragrance.
Heirloom
Hybrid Tea
1972
Lilac lavender with strong sweet fragrance.
Henry Fonda
Hybrid Tea
1996
Deep yellow.
Iceberg
floribunda
1958
Icy white flowers with a mild honey fragrance.
Intrigue
Floribunda
1984
Plum purple with a strong citrus fragrance.
John F Kennedy
Hybrid Tea
1965
White with moderate licorice fragrance.
Ketchup & Mustard
Floribunda
2012
Ketchup red/mustard yellow bicolor. Mild fragrance.
Let Freedom Ring
Hybrid Tea
2006
Strawberry Red.
Life of the Party
Floribunda
2019
Yellow kissed with pink. Strong fruity fragrance.
Livin' Easy
Floribunda
1996
Apricot orange blend. Moderate fruity fragrance.
Love
Grandiflora
1980
Scarlet red with a pure white reverse. Slight fragrance.
Love & Peace
Hybrid Tea
1991
Yellow blend with pink. Moderate fragrance.
Miss Congeniality
Grandiflora
2016
White with pink picotee with moderate sweet pear fragrance.
Mister Lincoln
Hybrid Tea
1965
Velvety red with a strong damsk rose fragrance.
New Zealand
Hybrid Tea
1995
Soft creamy pink. Strong honeysuckle fragrance.
Olympiad
Hybrid Tea
1984
Spotlight red.
Over the Moon
Hybrid Tea
2010
Warm apricot and a moderate fruity fragrance.
Parade Day
Grandiflora
2018
Fuchsia pink striped with bright white. Strong citrus fragrance.
Paradise
Hybrid Tea
1979
Medium lavender brushed ruby.
Peace
Hybrid Tea
1946
Yellow edged pure pink. Mild fruity fragrance.
Perfume Delight
Hybrid Tea
1974
Deep rose pink with strong rose fragrance.
Pink Peace
Hybrid Tea
1959
Bright deep pink with strong rose fragrance.
Pumpkin Patch
Floribunda
2010
Caramel orange. Moderate fruity fragrance.
Purple Tiger
Floribunda
1991
Striped & flecked purple & white. Citrus & rose fragrance.
Queen Elizabeth
Grandiflora
1955
Clear Pink. Moderate tea fragrance.
Rio Samba
Hybrid Tea
1993
Bright yellow with orange edge. Light fragrance.
Rock & Roll
Grandiflora
2009
Burgundy & cream striped bicolor. Strong fragrance.
Rosie the Riveter
Floribunda
2018
Orangey-gold with pink and gold reverse.
Secret
Hybrid Tea
1994
Cream blushed with rich pink. Strong fragrance.
Scentimental
Floribunda
1997
Burgundy-red swirled with creamy white. Strong sweet spicy fragrance.
Smokin' Hot
Hybrid Tea
2016
Dark orange overlaid with purple smoke with white reverse.
Sugar Moon
Hybrid Tea
2012
Pure white. Intense sweet citrus & rose fragrance.
Sunset Celebration
Hybrid Tea
1998
Creamy apricot amber blend. oderate fruity fragrance.
Take It Easy
Floribunda
2015
Red with lighter reverse. White eye.
Tiffany
Hybrid Tea
1955
Phlox pink with a yellow base. Strong fruity fragrance.
Top Gun
Shrub
2018
Red with a dark burgundy suffusion. Moderate fragrance.
Touch of Class
Hybrid Tea
1986
Glwing coral pink. Slight tea fragrance.
Veteran's Honor
Hybrid Tea
2000
Bright, true red. Light fragrance.
Violet's Pride
Floribunda
2017
Downton Abbey Rose. Lavender with a magenta heart. Strong fruity fragrance.
We Salute You
Hybrid Tea
2006
Two toned warm orange & pink.
CLIMBERS
Cecile Brunner
Climber
1894
Pastel Pink.
Cupid's Kisses
Patio Climber
2017
Cerise pink with a large white eye. Moderate fruity fragrance.
Don Juan
Climber
1958
Large deep velvety red flowers. Strong rose fragrance.
Golden Showers
Climber
1956
Bright Clear Yellow. Sweet licorice fragrance.
Joseph's Coat
Climber
1964
Multicolors of red, pink, orange, & yellow. Light fragrance.
Lady in Red
Climber
2018
Dark Red old fashioned double flowers.
New Dawn
Climber
1930
Cameo pink with sweet rose fragrance.
Purple Splash
Climber
2011
Wine purple striped with bright white. Moderate spice & rose fragrance.
Stormy Weather
Climber
2012
Smoky purply-magenta blend.
Tropical Lightning
Climber
2017
Orange with a purple smoke layer and cream stripes.
TREE ROSES - 36" GRAFTED HEIGHT
All Dressed Up
Arctic Blue
Brandy
Celestial Night
Double Delight
Easy Does It
Firefighter
Full Sail
Grande Dame
Iceberg
In The Mood
Ingrid Bergman
Julia Child
Just Joey
Ketchup & Mustard
Legends
Life of the Party
Mellow Yellow
Miss Congeniality
Mister Lincoln
Neil Diamond
Neptune
Over the Moon
Parade
Pretty Lady
Rio Samba
Scentimental
Sugar Moon
Sunsprite
Trumpeter
Twilight Zone
Violet's Pride