About Northland Rosarium
All of our roses are container grown on their own roots rather than using the roots of another variety. The six-inch tall containers hold about 1 quart of root mass, which we have found to work very well in getting the plant off to a fine start. Some varieties are available in 10 inch, 3 gallon pots.
We see our own-rooted roses catch and sometimes surpass the grafted bush the second or third year. Grafted roses must have their bud-union protected in the winter, while we do nothing to protect the own-root roses. We are convinced by experience in our climate that most roses live longer and are hardier on their own roots. There is also much less chance of virus. We are careful to use virus free cutting stock. The other plus, of course, is the problem of suckers and possible transplant rejection, which doesn't exist with roses on their own roots. Our roses are shipped leafed out with a healthy root system. You do not have to plant them right away, but when you do they will start growing right away when planted properly. Planting directions are included in each order.
Own root-roses have the following advantages:
- More winter hardy
- No root suckers
- Healthier plants
- Longer life
- No virus
- More blooms
ABOUT OUR DISPLAY GARDENS
You are welcome to tour the Northland Rosarium Display Gardens during open hours which generally run April through August each year. We give garden tours to groups if booked in advance and host several events and classes in the gardens throughout the season. Check the "Happenings" page to learn more about events in the gardens.
Shop our Northland Rosarium Gift Cottage for top of the line garden tools, gifts and accessories. We carry custom natural fertilizer, compost and other important amendments for your garden soil.
We are a family owned business located on Paradise Prairie about 10 minutes south of downtown Spokane, Washington. The nursery is open from mid-April to August with exact dates announced every spring. We gladly receive mail-order requests year-round and ship from April to September.
Visitors are always welcome to stroll in the garden during our hours of operation, and we hope we can answer any questions you have.