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Bulb and Plant Sizes

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Bulb Sizes:

Sizes are given in centimeters for circumference. This is the international measuring standard for all bulbs. We list only the top of the line bulb sizes.

No. 1 Size Roots:

Our perennials spend a growing season in special growing fields or in greenhouses to ensure maximum development. They are then harvested and the most vigorous plants are considered No. 1, blooming size. Gennerally, these are shipped as dormant bare root plants.

No. 1 Rhizomes:

Top of the line blooming size, a horizontal underground, or partially underground stem which produces roots, shoots and leaves. Bearded Iris are considered rhizomes.

1-2 and 2-3 Eye Roots:

Eyes refer to the point of growth on a plant root. Depending on the plant, 1-2 or 2-3 eye plant roots are the highest grade and are blooming size. Peonies, Astilbes and Hosta have 'eyes'.

No.1 Bare Root Roses:

Roses are graded for sale in accordance with the Canadian Standards for Nursery Stock. Veseys sells the highest quality, class No.1, which is sub-divided into 3 categories of rose. They are as follows:

  1. Climbing Roses: No. 1 - Three or more strong canes measuring a minimum of 20" (50 cm) in length and branched no higher than 4" (10 cm) above the bud union or ground level.
  2. Vigourous Roses: No. 1 - Three or more strong canes measuring a minimum of 16" (40 cm) in length and branched no higher than 4" (10 cm) above the bud union or ground level.
  3. Semi-Dwarf, Dwarf and Miniature Roses: No. 1 - Three or more strong canes measuring a minimum of 10" (25 cm) in length and branched no higher than 3¼" (8 cm) above the bud union or ground level.

Potted Plants:

Indicates the pot size in which a plant will be shipped to you. Where this applies, we have indicated the exact pot size in item descriptions.

Bulb and Plant Pricing:

All items are prepackaged in set units. All prices listed are for one variety, colour or as a mixture or colours. Sorry, mixing and matching is not available.