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 2021 Bareroot Season (December 2020 - January 2021). 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
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.
Barbra Streisand
Hybrid Tea
2001
Clean Lavender with strong 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.
Chris Evert
Hybrid Tea
1997
Melon Orange Blushing Red.
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.
Fragrant Cloud
Hybrid Tea
1968
Deep coral red-orange with strong sweet spice fragrance.
Fun in the Sun
Grandiflora
2021
Medium-large very fragrant gold suffused with pink.
Gingersnap
Floribunda
1978
Brilliant yellow-orange blend.
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 disease-resistant rose.
Iceberg
Floribunda
1958
Icy white flowers with a mild honey fragrance.
Ingrid Bergman
Hybrid Tea
1985
Clear Bright Red.
Intrigue
Floribunda
1984
Plum purple with a strong citrus fragrance.
John F Kennedy
Hybrid Tea
1965
White with moderate licorice fragrance.
Julia Child
Floribunda
2006
Warm Golden Yellow Fragrant Flowers.
Just Joey
Hybrid Tea
1972
Large fragrant rich apricot flowers.
Ketchup & Mustard
Floribunda
2012
Ketchup red/mustard yellow bicolor. Mild fragrance.
Let Freedom Ring
Hybrid Tea
2006
Strawberry Red.
Livin' Easy
Floribunda
1996
Apricot orange blend. Moderate fruity fragrance.
Love At First Sight
Hybrid Tea
2020
Red and white bicolor rose.
Love
Grandiflora
1980
Scarlet red with a pure white reverse. Slight fragrance.
Love Song
Floribunda
2013
Fully double medium lavender flower
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.
Neptune
Hybrid Tea
2005
Very fragrant lavender kissed with purple rose.
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.
Painted Porcelain
Hybrid Tea
2021
White splashed pink with cream reverse flowers.
Parade Day
Grandiflora
2018
Fuchsia pink striped with bright white. Strong citrus fragrance.
Peace
Hybrid Tea
1946
Yellow edged pure pink. Mild fruity fragrance.
Perfume Delight
Hybrid Tea
1974
Deep rose pink with strong rose fragrance.
Perfume Factory
Hybrid Tea
2021
Strong fragrant magenta fading lavender-pink rose.
Pink Peace
Hybrid Tea
1959
Bright deep pink with strong rose fragrance.
Pope John Paul II
Hybrid Tea
2013
Large fragrant white rose.
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.
Queen of Elegance
Floribunda
2020
Pink with a strong rose fragrance.
Radiant Perfume
Grandiflora
2005
Stunning deep yellow fragrant rose.
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.
Scentimental
Floribunda
1997
Burgundy-red swirled with creamy white. Strong sweet spicy fragrance.
Secret
Hybrid Tea
1994
Cream blushed with rich pink. Strong fragrance.
Silver Linings
Floribunda
2021
Large silver lavender flowers born in small clusters.
Smokin' Hot
Hybrid Tea
2016
Dark orange overlaid with purple smoke with white reverse.
Stainless Steel
Hybrid Tea
1997
Strong fragrant silvery lavender rose.
State of Grace
Grandiflora
2020
Beautiful apricot-gold with dark pink 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.
Sunsprite
Floribunda
1977
Fragrant deep lasting yellow rose.
Tiffany
Hybrid Tea
1955
Phlox pink with a yellow base. Strong fruity fragrance.
Touch of Class
Hybrid Tea
1986
Glwing coral pink. Slight tea fragrance.
Twilight Zone
Grandiflora
2013
Large, old fashioned fragrant deep purple rose.
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.
Don Juan
Climber
1958
Large deep velvety red flowers. Strong rose fragrance.
Golden Opportunity
Climber
2021
Medium-large Gold flowers on long canes. Moderate 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.
Purple Splash
Climber
2011
Wine purple striped with bright white. Moderate spice & rose fragrance.
Sally Holmes
Climber
1976
White large single petaled flowers.
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
Drop Dead Red
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
Love Song
Mellow Yellow
Miss Congeniality
Mister Lincoln
Neil Diamond
Neptune
Over the Moon
Painted Porcelain
Parade Day
Perfume Factory
Pretty Lady
Queen of Elegance
Rio Samba
Scentimental
Silver Linings
Sugar Moon
Sunsprite
Twilight Zone
Violet's Pride