Rambling roses fall under the rubric of old garden roses, sometimes called old, antique or heirloom roses. Some nurseries finish shipping in late spring or ship bare-root plants in the cooler months only -- giving you time to design and build an arbor before planting.
The Shop at Monticello in Charlottesville, Va., lists eight antique roses, including the rambler Arcata Pink Globe and two others that function as smaller ramblers: Pride of Washington and Princess of Nassau. Rose shipping has ended for the summer and resumes in the fall. Information is available at (800) 243-1743 or monticelloshop.org.
High Country Roses in Denver ships roses through most of the year in quart pots. Fans of Frances E. Lester will find it under Hybrid Musks rather than Climbers and Ramblers. Information is available at (800) 552-2082, highcountryroses.com.
The Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham, Texas, resumes shipping in September but roses can be ordered in midsummer when the online inventory will be replenished. Information is available at (800) 441-0002, antiqueroseemporium.com.
Rogue Valley Roses in Phoenix, Ore., is constantly propagating new stock and if a variety isn't available, customers can go on a waiting list ($6 fee) to be notified when their rose is available for shipping. Information is available at (541) 535-1307, roguevalleyroses.com.
HomeStyle on 07/07/2018
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