How soon can rooted roses be shipped this spring without damage?

gr8heather(6b)February 6, 2013

I have several nicely rooted queen Elizabeth roses that I'd love to trade for clippings of other non patented, old style roses, but I am not sure how warm it needs to be for a small rooted rose to survive in the mail... does anyone else have any recommendations?

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mad_gallica(zone 5 - eastern New York)

Warm enough that it shouldn't freeze in the truck. Extreme heat is a bigger concern, though.

Given that express mail takes about 3 days, it is possible to check weather forecasts, and pick a time that looks good.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 8:14AM
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seil zone 6b MI

Unless you are shipping south and/or west I'd wait a bit. It's still pretty cold out there. I'd wait until maybe mid-March at the earliest.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 4:06PM
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I would wait until mid or late March as well.


    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 1:28AM
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