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 2018 Bareroot Season (December 2017 - January 2018). 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
Angel Face
Floribunda
1969
Medium lavender flowers with strong, citrus fragrance.
Barbra Streisand
Hybrid Tea
2001
Rich lavender with strong rose & citrus blossom fragrance.
Betty Boop
Floribunda
1999
Yellow ivory edged red. Moderate fragrance.
Brandy
Hybrid Tea
1982
Warm apricot with mild tea fragrance.
Chris Evert
Hybrid Tea
1997
Orange blushing red. Moderate fruity fragrance.
Chrysler Imperial
Hybrid Tea
1953
Velvety dark red. Strong damsk rose fragrance.
Doris Day
Floribunda
2015
Pure even gold yellow. Strong, fruity fragrance.
Double Delight
Hybrid Tea
1977
Cream blushing red. Strong spicy rose fragrance.
Easy Spirit
Floribunda
2018
White with cream base.
Easy To Please
Floribunda
2017
Fuchsia pink with lighter reverse. Moderate clove fragrance.
Edith's Darling
Shrub
2017
Downton Abbey Rose. Soft apricot gold Strong fruity fragrance.
Elina
Hybrid Tea
1985
Large Radiant soft yellow flowers.
Falling in Love
Hybrid Tea
2008
Warm pink with cream reverse. Strong fragrance.
Firefighter
Hybrid Tea
2006
Dusky velvet red with intense old rose fragrance.
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
George Burns
Floribunda
1998
Yellow, red, pink & cream striped. Strong fruit/citrus fragrance.
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.
Henry Fonda
Hybrid Tea
1996
Deep yellow flowers.
Honor
Hybrid Tea
1980
Very large crisp bright white flowers.
Iceberg
floribunda
1958
Icy white flowers with a mild honey fragrance.
Ink Spots
Hybrid Tea
1985
Blackened velvety red with light rose fragrance.
Intrigue
Floribunda
1984
Plum purple with a strong citrus fragrance.
Julia Child
Floribunda
2006
Golden yellow with a strong licorice candy & spice fragrance.
Just Joey
Hybrid Tea
1972
Rich apricot rose with a strong fruity fragrance.
Ketchup & Mustard
Floribunda
2012
Ketchup red/mustard yellow bicolor. Mild fragrance.
Livin' Easy
Floribunda
1996
Apricot orange blend. Moderate fruity fragrance.
Love
Grandiflora
1980
Scarlet red with a pure white reverse. Slight fragrance.
Memorial Day
Hybrid Tea
2004
Orchid pinky lavender with strong damsk rose fragrance.
Midas Touch
Hybrid Tea
1994
Bright neon yellow with moderate fruity 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.
Neil Diamond
Hybrid Tea
2015
Pink with withe stripes. Intense sweet & classic rose fragrance.
Neptune
Hybrid Tea
2004
Rich lavender with a powerful sweet rose fragrance.
New Zealand
Hybrid Tea
1995
Soft creamy pink. Strong honeysuckle fragrance.
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.
Peace
Hybrid Tea
1946
Yellow edged pure pink. Mild fruity fragrance.
Perfect Moment
Hybrid Tea
1991
Deep yellow with a broad red edging. Slight fragrance.
Pope John Paul II
Hybrid Tea
2008
A pure white with a strong citrus blossom fragrance.
Pretty Lady Rose
Hybrid Tea
2016
Downton Abbey Rose. Dark even pink with moderate peony fragrance.
Pumpkin Patch
Floribunda
2010
Caramel orange. Moderate fruity fragrance.
Purple Tiger
Floribunda
1991
Striped & flecked purple & white. Citrus & rose fragrance.
Rio Samba
Hybrid Tea
1993
Bright yellow with orange edge. Light fragrance.
Rosie the Riveter
Floribunda
2018
Orangey-gold with pink and gold reverse.
Scentimental
Floribunda
1997
Burgundy-red swirled with creamy white. Strong sweet spicy fragrance.
Sedona
Hybrid Tea
2010
Large coral blended flowers with a strong pear fragrance.
Smokin' Hot
Hybrid Tea
2016
Dark orange overlaid with purple smoke with white reverse.
Stainless Steel
Hybrid Tea
1997
Silvery lavender. Strong rose fragrance.
Sugar Moon
Hybrid Tea
2012
Pure white. Intense sweet citrus & rose fragrance.
Sunset Celebration
Hybrid Tea
1998
Creamy apricot amber blend. oderate fruity fragrance.
Tiffany
Hybrid Tea
1955
Phlox pink with a yellow base. Strong fruity fragrance.
Top Gun
Shrub
2018
Red suffused with dark burgundy. Moderate fragrance.
Touch of Class
Hybrid Tea
1986
Glwing coral pink. Slight tea fragrance.
Twilight Zone
Grandiflora
2013
Deep velvet purple. Strong clove & spice fragrance.
Vavoom
Floribunda
2007
Orange-juice orange. Moderate spicy 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.
CLIMBERS
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.
Joseph's Coat
Climber
1964
Multicolors of red, pink, orange, & yellow. Light fragrance.
Purple Splash
Climber
2011
Wine purple striped with bright white. Moderate spice & rose fragrance.
TREE ROSES - 36" GRAFTED HEIGHT
Brandy
Double Delight
Easy Does It
Firefighter
Full Sail
Grande Dame
Iceberg
In The Mood
Ingrid Bergman
Julia Child
Just Joey
Ketchup & Mustard
Legends
Mellow Yellow
Miss Congeniality
Mister Lincoln
Neil Diamond
Neptune
Over the Moon
Pretty Lady
Rio Samba
Scentimental
Sugar Moon
Sunsprite
Trumpeter
Twilight Zone
Violet's Pride