Need a last minute Christmas gift? Give the gift that keeps on giving: a live rose! I often send people bareroot roses from Jackson & Perkins as thank you gifts. You can order now and your rose gift will be delivered this spring at the appropriate planting time for the recipient’s region of the country. To make the gifting fun on Christmas Day, you could either print out of a photo of the rose to stick in a card or even give someone a long-stemmed rose with a note that their rose will be arriving this spring. It will feel like Christmas all over again when their rose arrives!
Some of my favorite rose varieties:
An unbelievably fragrant floribunda rose with petals that look hand painted. I can’t stress enough how charming this rose is. Everyone who comes over comments on it!
This aptly named rose has stunning blooms that open in the most beautiful classic rose shape. The blooms are enormous – just three will fill a vase!
The perfect rose for cutting! These big, beautiful blooms last a week in the vase and would be a fabulous addition to any cutting garden.
That’s right, you can buy and grow the official rose of Disneyland! This sunset-colored rose will put a smile on any Disney fan’s face.
This easy keeper is disease resistant for the rose lovers in your life who like to keep a low-maintence garden.
Holiday Splendor Duet Rose
Jackson & Perkins also offers gorgeous gift items such as the Holiday Splendor Rose Duet, a red and white rose bush in an attractive ceramic container. The Holiday Splendor Rose Duet will look gorgeous on a holiday table and can be planted after the holiday season.
Grower’s Notes courtesy of Jackson & Perkins:
USDA Zone: 4 to 11.
Genus: Rosa Hybrid.
Size: 6 in.
How To Care For Your Plant:
Water: Maintain moist soil, do not let soil dry out or stand in water.
Light: Place in bright light.
Temperature: Mild temperatures (65 to 78°F), direct sun outdoors.
Next Step: Disbud spent blossoms. Plant and care for rose as a bare root. Refer to your planting zone.
Shop Jackson and Perkins gifts here. Holiday gifts marked with a present icon are guaranteed to arrive before Christmas if you order before December 19, 2018 at noon EST. Not sure what rose someone might want? Play it safe with a Jackson and Perkins gift card and let him or her pick out their own plants. Happy shopping!
Grow your own,