Sources for Mail Order Purchases of Miniature and
By Jim Wagner
excerpts from an e-mail from Wendy White, a hybridizer of miniature and miniflora
roses, which we received via the Maine Rose Society as we are still members of
roses are available from some quality growers:
is handling orders for Bud and
Bloom Collections from Nor’ East.
They should be the same quality plants as purchased in the past, as they
will still be shipped from Nor’East/Greenheart but will be ordered through
Rosemania. I am told there are 19
varieties available for these collections. You may order the Exhibition collection, Garden collection,
or Micro collection, but as always you do not choose the specific
varieties. Rosemania will handle
all the billing and any questions you may have.” “Rosemania is also selling the AOE (Award of Excellence) winners
Roses and John’s Miniature Roses carry many of the Nor”East varieties” “John’s
Miniature Roses has a wider assortment of miniature
roses.” “They do not have the 2010
If you have
not already heard, you will be receiving information about the Syracuse Rose
Society hosting the American Rose Society National Miniature Rose Show and
Conference in Syracuse on June 24 - 26, 2011. This will be a major undertaking for SRS requiring the help
and support of many of our members.
In the past
SRS and several of you have purchased roses from Nor’East Miniature Roses but
in 2009 they discontinued selling miniature and miniflora roses on a retail
basis. But this may be a good time
to expand your plantings of these kinds of roses or to venture into growing
some of these as part of your overall rose gardening experiences. Those roses
that you purchase and plant
in 2010 should be ready for exhibiting at the National Miniature Rose Show in
June 2011. Even if you are not
into exhibiting, they make a good addition to your garden with blooms from June
information about ordering roses from Rosemania, Heirloom Roses and John’s
Miniature Roses that I found in further researching what they offer.
Rosemania. Collections: http://www.rosemania.com/Budbloompage/htm;
Individual roses: http://www,rosemania.com/ Telephone (Questions –
615-794-4461); (Orders -800-600-9665).
“Collections” (see above), there are 36 roses in each collection but you have
to take whatever varieties they send.
You cannot pick and choose varieties. If you and a group of your friends, and/or other SRS members
wanted to get together and order one of these collections, the cost would be
$197.64 + $38.00 shipping or about $6.55 each. These would come from Nor’East Roses but must be ordered
through Rosemania. Preferred
payment is a rose society check. If paid for by a credit card there is an extra
5% charge which would bring the cost up to a little under $7.00 each (or about
what you would pay for a two or three 4 packs of annuals and less than the cost
of most perennials).
also has a limited supply of individual Miniature and/or Miniflora roses that
are grown in their greenhouses in Tennessee at a cost of $10.99 each plus
shipping that ranges from $8.00 for 1 or 2 plants down to $4.00 for 5 plants
and free shipping for orders of 6 or more plants. Their website lists 39
varieties including Amy Grant, Arcanum, Conundrum, Jeanne Lajoie, Kristin,
Minnie Pearl, and Show Stopper. At
the time that this in being written
in mid-January, some of their individual varieties had been sold out. If you
are interested in any of their
individual varieties, it would be best to call them first.
John’s Miniature Roses. Their
respective websites: http://heirloomroses.com and http://www.johnsminiatureroses.com.
They are sister companies in St.
Paul, Oregon. Toll free telephone of 800-820-0465 for both. John’s seems
to have a greater variety
of miniatures and miniflora roses – a good 100 varieties in total to choose
from. Both companies receive part
of their roses from Nor”East and grow part of their own. A sampling of
varieties from either
nursery that I recognize and/or that other SRS members have recommended include
Aristocrat, Baby Boomer, Bee’s Knees, Fairhope, Irresistible, Kristin, Red
Beauty, Rise ’n’ Shine, X-Rated, Autumn Splendor, and Leading Lady.
of their miniature and miniflora roses are $7.95 + $1.95 shipping or $9.90 per
plant + a one time per order packaging charge of $4.95. Roses from both companies
combined into the same order.