• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Colorful and Carefree
    Blooms:
    Spring through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:RO-zuh
    Plant type:Groundcover, Rose, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 45
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring through Fall
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleCottage, Mediterranean
    Design IdeasPerfect for those who think Roses need too much coddling! Here's an excellent groundcover or low hedge that can take extremes of heat and cold. Use with taller shrubs for a layered look.
    Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Euonymus (Euonymus); Juniper (Juniperus); Phlox (Phlox); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in enriched, loamy, well-drained soil. Space plants 3 ft. apart as groundcover. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Tolerates brief drought, when established. In zones 5 and colder, protect young plants in winter. Fertilize in spring and summer. Prune back by 1/3 annually.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This popular plant is of course a member of the Rosaceae family. The genus Rosa was classified by Linnaeus in the 18th century and today contains over one hundred species, all originating in the Northern Hemisphere. He chose the name after the ancient Latin word for the European species. From the wild species there have evolved thousands of hybrids and forms with many branches in the ancestral tree. This rose is the final product of a 35 year breeding program by Dr. Werner Noack of Noack Rosen, a German rose breeder famous for his commitment to disease resistant hybrids. Its parents are R. x 'Immensee' and the floribunda R. x 'Amanda' Noak started patenting his new roses and this was the first in 1990, released as Flower Carpet Pink PP. #7282. Practically maintenance-free yet extremely floriferous and vigorous plants can produce as many 1000 blooms per bush.
    Lore:
    This rose is an award winner - three prestigious international gold awards, including one in the All-Deutsche Rose Trial (ADR), notable for its rigorous three-year performance test conducted with absolutely no spraying.