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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
The Swamp Rose (Rosa Palustris)
Rosa Palustris- Swamp Rose, is a member of the rose family that grows in marshy, acidic ground. It becomes best with full sun, and it will survive seasonal flooding and some standing water. The swamp rose can be found over a wide range of North America, from Nova Scotia and Minnesota to Florida. Its habitats include swamps, bogs, marshes, and ditches, preferably those with acidic peat, sand, or muck.
The swamp rose often grows in bald cypress swamps, where it sprouts on the cypress knees
Rosa Pakustris- Swamp Rose shrub grows to 3’-8’ tall, and its arching, woody branches create a circumference at least as wide. It spreads slowly by sending out suckers. Its stems are usually reddish, although they may also be light green, reddish green, or brown. Prickles are evenly spaced on the stems at opposite, 90-degree angles from each other. These prickles are curved, broad at the base, and ¼” long. The leaves of rosa palustris are odd-pinnate; there are typically seven leaflets, but 5 and sometimes nine also occur. Each leaflet is one ¼ - 2 ½” long and ½ -1” wide. They have a broad-elliptic shape with serrated edges. The upper side of the leaflets is dark green, while the lower is light green. The swamp rose has the large, fragrant flowers of the rose family, which last for 6 to 8 weeks (typically June through July). The flowers occur individually or in small groups of 2-4.
Swamp Rose's have five dark to light pink petals with five green sepals and numerous yellow stamens in the center.
The very center of each flower is frequently pink or orange-red, a surprising contrast that is unusual among roses. The flowers have a diameter of 1 to 2 inches and are pollinated by long-tongued bees like bumblebees. The resulting fruit is red rose hips with hard seed coats that birds eat and spread.