Very healthy, Desmond Tutu™ features clusters of non-fading, lustrous, deep red flowers. They are medium to large in size and the double flowers take on a romantic form. Desmond Tutu™ will grow to be a bushy 3′ – 4′ rose plant. Additionally, this rose has been observed to perform well in hot and dry climates and is part of Kordes North America Sunbelt® collection. This rose was the recipient of the Australia – Best Shrub Rose award in 2012.
The heights & zones are guidelines only. Roses & fruit trees grow differently in different zones, and require proper winter protection accordingly.
Please know we only ship bare root roses.
We ship throughout North America March through April. We cannot ship outside of North America at this time.
When you place your order you will be able to select your preferred shipping date based on your personal schedule and gardening needs. If you are new to gardening and need help picking an appropriate date we are glad to help.
For our Canadian Customers:
All orders ship on Mondays. Canadian orders will be shipped via Loomis Express straight from our nursery and will receive a tracking number from the Loomis Express website. We may ship with courier to our BC customers if the weather in the Prairies makes it prohibitive to ship safely with Loomis Express. We reserve the right to refuse to ship orders if we deem the weather to be too risky to the plant’s health.
Please see Shipping Rates in Canada.
For our US Customers:
US orders are exported to our US Warehouse and ship Mondays via Fed-Ex. You will receive a tracking number from our warehouse, Freight Boy Inc. On occasions these tracking numbers have found their way into our customer’s email junk mail. Before reaching out to us please have a look there for a Fed-Ex shipment coming from Freight Boy, Niagara Falls, NY.
Please see Shipping Rates in USA.
Pick up for Bare-Root Roses
You are welcome to pick up bare root roses at our Nursery Monday – Saturday from April 9th – 23rd. After April 23rd, all bare root roses will be potted, to ensure the health and viability of the plant.
All bare root roses must be pre-ordered by March 15th. When you place your order you will be able to select your preferred pick up date based on your personal schedule and gardening needs.
If you are not sure of your schedule, feel free to guess at what date would work best for you and communicate any changes as soon as you are aware of them. If you are new to gardening and need help picking an appropriate date we are glad to help.
Pick up for Potted Roses
Pick up for potted roses starts with the opening of our garden centre April 9th. You can start placing your pre-orders in December, 2021. Just like with bare root roses you will be able to select your preferred pick up date and time based on your personal schedule and gardening needs.