• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
    Average Landscape Size:
    A vigorous, compact shrub, 2 to 2-1/2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care
    Blooms:
    Spring through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ro-ZAY-see-ee
    Plant type:Groundcover, Rose, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 45
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:A vigorous, compact shrub, 2 to 2-1/2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring through Fall
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage, Mediterranean
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasHere is a trouble-free rose to use as groundcover in a sunny border or as a low hedge along a path or sidewalk. With a long season of bloom and handsome foliage, this is an excellent rose.
    Companion PlantsEuonymus (Euonymus); Phlox (Phlox); Ornamental Onion (Allium); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Boxwood (Buxus);
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers enriched, well-drained soils. As groundcover, space plants 3 ft. apart. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates mild drought, when established. Protect young plants in zones 5 and colder. Apply slow-release fertilizer in spring and summer. Prune annually to 1/3 of size.
    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 twenty five years of breeding by the noted German rosarian, Werner Noack. Its parents are a Flower Carpet rose and another of Noak's earlier hybrids, the second one named after his wife, R. x 'Margaret Merril Noack'. Noack started patenting his new roses and this white was patented in 1994 as Flower Carpet # 9573.
    Lore:
    Developed out of a 25 year breeding program by Dr. Werner Noack of Noack Rosen, a German rose breeder famous for his commitment to disease-resistant hybrids. Practically maintenance-free yet extremely floriferous and vigorous plants can produce as many 2000 flowers per year! This shrubby groundcover series of sterile roses includes many colors, all produce a limited number of hips making deadheading unnecessary.

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