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Roses have had a prominent place in plant history from ancient times to the present. Rose petals from fossils millions of years old have been found. Rose bushes were grown extensively during Roman times and cultivated in China and France in the 18th century and before. The rose flower is the one constant that has propelled the rose bush to one of the most popular plants in the world. The colors, shapes and fragrance of rose flowers are simply stunning.
Today’s rose bushes have maintained many of the characteristics of the ancient rose. Modern plant breeding practices have added a great deal of disease tolerance and winter hardiness to the ancient rose. Hybridization has created some wonderful colors and bush sizes that seem to be able to find a ‘fit’ in most any garden or landscape. Roses are shrubs that are cultivated in small sizes such as ‘shrub roses’ or grown as ‘climbing roses’ that may stretch out vine like branches 15 feet long. Our rose bush offerings include many sizes and colors of rose varieties. Our roses exhibit very good tolerance to rose diseases and are known for being very winter hardy. Choose from a kaleidoscope of wonderful flower colors with our rose bush selection below.