The vast majority of our roses are two-year-old, bareroot #1 Grade, which are either budded (grafted) onto Dr. Huey rootstock or grown on their own roots. Occasionally, a rose may only be available in a potted format. The budded roses will have a minimum of at least three strong, substantial canes. Own root roses tend to be smaller in size with thinner canes. This will vary by variety. If you live in cold climate areas (zone 5 and colder), we highly recommend giving own-root roses a try.