David Austin sets the quality standard for bare root roses, both for grafted and own root stock. This Austin grafted rose shows what to look for in a bare root rose: firm and robust upper growth with strong healthy roots below. Planting bare root roses in spring is best. The gardener will find a broad product range from which to choose, including newer varieties and hard to find selections. The plants will get established quickly in the cool temperatures of early spring, before their leaves come out, allowing the rose to build a strong root system. The best time to plant bare root stock is when daytime spring temperatures are still under 70 degrees F, when the soil has thawed but is still cool. Knowing when to plant is even easier when you order from David Austin Roses: they ship all bare root orders at the right time for planting in your area.