Glossary of Commom Rose Terms
Dormant plants sold in autumn, winter or early spring.
The beginning of a new flower or leaf.
The point where the rootstock is grafted to the flowering variety. The bud union can be seen as an enlarged area at the base of the plant, whether purchased as bareroot or in a container. The bud union is also used as a gauge to mark planting depth.
Stem from the base of plant that supports foliage and flowers.
To remove flowers after blooming. Deadheading sends energy to new flowers, not seeds.