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Roses - how much?

PlantyPruPlantyPru Posts: 142
How much would you expect to pay for a rose plant? I'm looking to order one for delivery tomorrow for my mum on my stepdad's anniversary but don't know if I'm paying over the odds because it's coming from interflora.....


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,436
    If you're wanting next day delivery that's going to put a premium on the price l'm afraid. 
    If you're not too bothered about when it arrives you could shop around from the rose suppliers,  at this time of year they will send potted roses as opposed to bare root, which also adds to the cost.
  • PlantyPruPlantyPru Posts: 142
    Thank you. I've found a different one from m&s but it's classed as an indoor plant. Would it be suitable to be potted up outside on the patio?
  • PlantyPruPlantyPru Posts: 142

  • I bought two recent presents from giftaplant.  These were outdoor pot roses, well packaged and in good condition so I didn't mind the price.

    Might be worth a look.
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,053
    Roses are outdoor plants so it would be happier if it were. Small patio roses, which is what that looks like, can be grown indoors in a sunlit conservatory - most need around 6 hours of direct sunlight. Either way, it will need a bigger pot, regular deep watering and feeding to thrive. TBH unless you know your mum is up for that, a bunch of flowers might be easier for her...
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,436
    Sorry @PlantyPru, only just seen this. The M&S one, as Nollie says, is better off treated as a house plant. You can plant them outside after hardening off,  but they aren't really the same as a "proper" rose.
    If you want something more permanent,  it might be better to delay a big purchase while you shop around,  and send flowers on the day :)
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