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Heirloom Roses, Inc. (USA)
Discussion id : 69-616
most recent 23 JAN 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 JAN 13 by HEIRLOOM ROSES
Hi there,
It has come to my attention that we have a duplicate entry on HMF and I would like you to delete the Heirloom Roses, Inc. Oregon (garden) listing so we just have one main entry. I had worked at one time with Lyn Griffiths and she was going to remove it but it hasn't happened. I don't see where I can do this myself.

Thank you for your help with this,
Cheryl Malone
General Manager
Heirloom Roses, Inc.
Discussion id : 54-552
most recent 28 MAY 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 MAY 11 by Bonney Michael
I have bought three roses from Heirloom and in each case they are spindly little things compared to J&P which ships strong bushes with vigorous canes. I have to wonder if Heirloom is sending Grade 1 roses? I have written but have not gotten a response. My Just Joey, which is in its second season, is finally producing blooms, but seems to be missing the DNA which tells it what a rose bush should look like - one cane shoots out about a foot, the others hover near the ground. What are others' experiences?
Reply #1 of 3 posted 27 MAY 11 by Palustris
Aren't J&P roses budded onto a rootstock? Heirloom roses are own root. That is one of the purchase decisions a buyer needs to make: own root or budded. If you choose an own root plant you are making a conscious buying decision to receive a smaller plant.

Heirloom is known for having rose varieties that other vendors don't have. They may also ship roses smaller than some of the other suppliers of specialty roses. As a consumer you need to consider your priorities when making a purchase decision. If you don't like the rose you receive from Heirloom, don't buy from them, but they have been shipping the same size plants for at least 30 years and have many happy customers.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 28 MAY 11 by Bonney Michael
Thanks for the knowledgeable reply - At the advanced age of 66, of course I know my options as a consumer - I was merely puzzled at the difference in the roses and would appreciate more info on the difference between root stock and own root? Thanks in advance.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 28 MAY 11 by Lyn G

You might like to read the HMF Ezine article by Kim Rupert: Own-Root vs. Budded Roses.

It may answer some of your questions.

Discussion id : 53-493
most recent 14 APR 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 APR 11 by orchard
Do you still have a ground cover rose called Little Bess? I got it about 10 years ago there and have moved and want another~~Joan
Discussion id : 36-058
most recent 3 MAY 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 3 MAY 09 by Allison
I bought 3 own-root roses this year from Heirloom Roses, and I am completely satisfied! Instead of shipping these while still dormant, I received these 3 about a month later than other, dormant own-root roses of the same size from another nursery. When my plants arrived, they all were beautifully leafed out, and transplanted wonderfully in the garden. I think I much prefer receiving them this way, as 2 dormant specimens from another nursery just failed to ever break dormancy, and I lost them. The roses from Heirloom roses did not seem to miss a beat as they settled into their garden locations. I love the selection here--from the old garden roses to English roses and miniatures--so much to choose from! I also find the website very friendly to use, you can not only search roses by type, but also by other characteristics, such as color and fragrance. A great source for roses!
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