Shipping and Handling Charges
Edmunds' ships roses from mid January to mid May each season. We endeavor to deliver your roses at the best possible time for planting. We will select the best method for the delivery of your roses. We will ship your order on the earliest possible safe ship date so the roses will arrive in healthy condition. We grow our roses in California and no longer offer fall delivery.
Please research your specific zone and region to make certain that you are ordering at the proper time. If it is past the optimal planting time for your zones, (noted below)you will not be able to place an order for this year. For optimum success with bare root roses, daily temperatures should be in the range of 40°F to 70°F. We do not recommend planting when average daytime temperatures consistently reach 75°F or higher.
Our delivery services include both the Postal Service and FedEx Ground, at our discretion. Our handling and insured delivery charges guarantee the safe arrival of your order. Allow 5 to 14 business days for transit time. Sorry, we do not ship to AK, HI or outside the continental U.S. due to excessive shipping costs.
Order early and save! Shipping is FREE on merchandise totals of $100 or more for orders placed by December 31, 2023! On January 1 and after the shipping charges to the right will apply.
AK, HI, - No shipments of plant material or supplies.
PUERTO RICO, CANADA and foreign countries - No shipments of any kind.
Shipping Times: If your order includes both roses and non-plant material, your entire order will be shipped according to the rose schedule. If you wish to receive your non-plant material sooner, please notify customer service.
We estimate that roses will begin shipping on the following schedule:
Zones 8-11: Mid to late January
Zone 7: Late February
Zone 6: April
Zones 3-5: May
Hardiness & Rootstock
Winter hardiness of roses is a complex subject. Many factors in addition to temperature can impact rose hardiness such as planting location, cultural practices, plant health, planting depth and adequate winter protection. 'Dr. Huey' was chosen as our rootstock for its vigor and non-invasive qualities. With the majority of budded roses, winter protection must be provided to ensure winter survival in zones colder than Zone 6.
At the end of some descriptions in our catalog you will find the notation 'Grown own root.' Many of our shrub roses and an increasing number of hybrid teas, grandifloras, floribundas and miniatures are very easily and successfully grown on their own roots. This gives them the ability to come back true-to-name even when severe winter damage has occurred. For these roses, we will often list the zone at which the crown of the plant is reliably winter hardy. There are some differences in the appearance of bare root budded vs. own root roses.
Our two-year-old #1 grade budded roses will have a minimum of at least three strong, substantial canes. Own root roses often (not always) tend to be smaller in size with thinner canes. This will vary by variety. They are grown for several months in pots and then lined out into fields for a season to develop strong root systems. If you live in cold climate areas (zone 5 and colder), we highly recommend giving own root roses a try. Please bear in mind that all newly planted roses need time to settle into their new homes, especially own root roses. Because of this, the first blooms may differ from our description in color, size, petal count, or fragrance. Roses are very long-lived and given time should develop their proper characteristics.