The Benefits of Bare Root Roses

same roses, eco-friendly format

Don’t be fooled by their stick-like appearance. Once planted, these unassuming wiry stems will happily establish ready to bloom come summer with the same flourish as a potted rose.


These seasonal plants arrive in plastic-free packaging without soil, helping us all to be that little bit greener.

English grown

Plastic-free

Easy to plant

Sustainable

Bare root roses are great because

bare root roses in front of a door ready for planting
bare root roses in front of a door ready for planting

seasonal planting

Autumn/winter is the ideal time for planting bare root roses. The moist soil encourages their roots to grow and, whilst they do not look very pretty immediately, they have the whole winter to establish. Come summer your roses will be ready to burst into spectacular bloom.

David Austin Bare Root Rose on doorstep
David Austin Bare Root Rose on doorstep

sustainable

Bare root roses are delivered in a bag without soil. As they come without a pot, there is less plastic wastage. They are also more environmentally friendly to deliver and store than potted roses.


Bare Root Planting Guides


When your rose arrives

When you receive a bare root rose, there are just a few simple steps to follow:

  • Your Rose will arrive in plastic-free, compostable packaging.
  • Keep in a cool place with the inner bag sealed until you are ready to plant.
  • As well as the rose, you will receive an easy to follow planting guide. 
  • When ready to plant, first rehydrate the plant for a minimum of two hours.
  • If you have multiple roses, simply separate them by cutting the twine.

Watch the video to see Steve unpacking some bare root roses and explaining the above points in more detail.


How to use Bare Roots Roses

Update a mixed bed or border

Plant in a pot or container

grow up a wall or fence

unrivalled quality

Here at David Austin Roses, only the best bare root roses go out to our customers. Learn from Chris, our nursery manager, which processes are followed to ensure we maintain the highest of standards.

Learn about rose grading

You can buy any of our roses as a bare root plant and they will flourish happily.
If you are not sure where to start, these varieties are a good starting point.

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