ABOUT OUR ROSE IMPORTS
(Soyeuse de Lyon, HT created by Fabien Ducher shown)
Vintage Gardens is importing a number of very rare roses from France this winter. Three nurseries have agreed to supply us with Teas, Chinas, Noisettes, HPs, Bourbons, and Pernetianas that have recently been uncovered in European collections, and are nowhere available in the USA!
We need your help to accomplish this! Rose importing is a very costly business. Over the past thirty years we have imported hundreds of roses, and our experience has prepared us to be able to successfully import and distribute the plants we propagate from them.
All imported roses must undergo a two-year quarantine by the USDA. But, we are able to propagate them under controlled conditions during the quarantine period. This allows us to have you pre-order from these lists, and receive your plants from us
in the Spring of 2013.
In November 2010 we began to accept orders on our website for roses from the importation of varieties from ‘Roses Fabien Ducher’. In December 2010, we began to accept orders from the varieties to come from ‘La Roseraie du Desert’, the nursery of John and Becky Hook in the south of France. As of Monday, February 21st we will close orders on most of the roses from these two nurseries, as we have accepted the maximum number of orders that we can fill during this quarantine period.
On Monday, February 14th we will introduce our third and final group of import roses with a group of about 65 roses that have come from the Loubert nursery on the Loire river in France. Raymond and Thèrése Loubert have created one of the finest collections of historic roses and species roses in Europe. They retired some years ago to enjoy their roses and passed the hat on to Jerome Chene who continues to operate Loubert Roses, supplying thousands of varieties from this remarkable rose collection. Our offerings of Loubert roses are focused on two of our favorite groups of old roses; Hybrid Perpetuals and Polyanthas.
HOW DO I FIND THESE ROSES ON THE VINTAGE WEBSITE?
You will find these importations listed on our rose search page under two categories. The remaining roses from Fabien Ducher and La Roseraie du Desert will be combined under one category called 2010 Import Roses Ducher and Hook.. Click on the links to this page to browse through an alphabetical listing of the remaining varieties from Hook and Ducher which can still be ordered through March 31st. These include eight of Fabien Ducher’s own creations, exclusive to Vintage Gardens, and several roses from the Hook nursery that were added late to our offerings.
The Loubert roses will be found under the category ‘2011 Import Roses Loubert.’
HOW DO I FIND THESE ROSES BY CLASS?
Because of limitations on our online shopping system, we are unable to have these import rose lists show up by class. To assist you in browsing a class of roses for each importation, we have created the lists below, by class, alphabetically for each of these import groups. Use the page links below, and at the top of this page to go directly to those import pages to browse the roses, and find out more about them, and see photos.
PLEASE NOTE: we are continuing to provide the lists of roses we imported from Hook and Ducher, even though many are no longer available for pre-orders. However these lists are only available on this page. We hope to create a page where you can browse these roses and view images. We will include those that are no longer available for pre-orders in the classes that they belong in, in the Custom Root section of those lists.
HOW DO I SEE THE GROWTH HABITS?
Limitations on adapting our website to this special offering have also made it impossible for us to show growth habit information correctly on the pages for each rose. Please IGNORE the growth habit drawings that appear on those pages, and refer instead to the growth habit information on the individual class pages; Teas, Tea-Noisettes, Chinas, etc. The numbers for growth habit that appear in the description (1,2,3, etc.) for each rose refer to the growth habit drawings for those classes. Go to the ‘Roses’ search page, and click on the name of that class; the class description and growth habit information will appear on the class information page.
I CAN’T FIND A PHOTOGRAPH!
We are continuing to track down photographs for our large importation from Roses Loubert, and we want to acknowledge and than Bernard Loubert who provided us with an extensive library of his photos of his parents’ roses several years ago. We are indebted to Etienne Bouret who has permitted us to use his extraordinary photographs of roses at the Roseraie de l’Hay, Tête d’Or in Lyon, Sangerhausen, Bagatelle, and at La Roseraie de l’Hay. Our sincere gratitude as well goes to Fabien Ducher and John Hook who have shared images from their websites and their photo files. Thanks also to Behcet and Reta Ciragan, Margaret Furness and others who have loaned photos to us.
We urge you all to turn to the great online rose encyclopaedia, Help Me Find, where a wealth of images and additional information will be found for most of these roses. Our descriptions are by necessity short, but much more may be learned on Help Me Find. While you are there, join as a Premium Member for just $24, and when you place your order for any of these import roses, you will save $2 per plant on your order. This 10% discount is available ONLY to Premium Members of HMF and to members of the Heritage Rose Foundation (HRF).
Help Me Find: http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/membership.php
Heritage Rose Foundation; http://www.heritagerosefoundation.org/joinnew.htm
Terms for Import Rose Pre-Orders
All orders are due upon receipt. These orders are non-refundable, however you may choose to cancel a variety at any time, and use the credit on that plant to place other orders from Vintage Gardens.
All plants will be supplied in band pots, and will be priced at $20 each through December 31st. We have kept the cost as low as possible to encourage you to order several varieties. During the month of January, we will continue to offer pre-orders on all varieties for which we have not exceeded our pre-set maximum for production (usually 10 to 12 per variety.) If we are able to continue to offer pre-orders on any of these roses, prices will increase after March 31st.
Plants will be shipped to you in Spring, 2013.
Shipping Cost and Payment
Orders placed on our website will reflect our current shipping prices. If you choose to pay your shipping at this time, you can take advantage of our 2010 shipping costs. This allows you to make the most of your box size by pre-ordering in groups of 4 bands.
If you prefer to pay your shipping in the spring of 2013, we will charge your our shipping prices at that time. Shipping costs must be paid by March 1st, 2013.
We offer a special discount to those customers who are members of the Heritage Rose Foundation or are paying subscribers to HelpMeFindRoses. You will receive a discount of 10% on all pre-ordered import plants if your orders are placed by December 15th, 2010. That decreases the price per plant from $20 to $18!
Consider accepting our offer of shipping those roses to you in 2013 at 2010 shipping prices! This is certain to save as much as one dollar per plant more. We will charge the shipping at the time your order is placed at those current prices. You may elect to have us charge shipping in March of 2013 at the 2013 shipipng prices, if you prefer.
Please note that no other regular specials will apply to import rose orders!
Vintage Gardens’ Import Roses from France 2010
The following lists by class from the Ducher and Hook Nurseries in are organized by nursery, by class and alphabetically, to assist you in searching for the roses you would like to find out more about. These are the remaining varieties that we will continue to accept orders on through March 31st.
Due to difficulties in adapting our website for this offering, you will find the Loubert Roses on our Roses search page under the Category ‘2011 Import Roses Loubert’. Remaining roses available to pre-order from Ducher and Hook will be grouped under the category ‘2020 Import Roses Ducher and Hook; these are also the first “classes” of roses on our ‘Roses’ search page. Open that page, and you will find all of the roses from these two nurseries listed alphabetically by name.
Please ignore growth habit drawings on the pages for each of these varieties, and refer instead to the class page for the correct growth habit drawings, numbers and descriptions.