What is a Maiden Rose?
A MAIDEN IS A ROSE THAT HAS BEEN NEWLY GRAFTED.
Unlike most grafted roses which are sold as #1 bushes, maidens are field grafted in summer, dug and shipped the same fall, a full year before most of the large growers harvest and ship their #1 grade roses.
A bare-root maiden plant
The advantages to growing maidens are as follows:
You receive a dormant bare-root plant of rose rootstock, with the bud of the variety you have selected grafted and healed on the trunk (or shank) of the rootstock.
See my Growing Instructions for more.