Flower Carpet® Red Groundcover Rose
Flower Carpet® Red Groundcover Rose
Rosa x 'Noare' Plant Patent #11,308Item #7160 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 10
An incredibly prolific bloomer that provides vivid color from spring until winter. Forms a low mound, covered with velvety, carmine red flowers with bright yellow centers. Highly disease resistant foliage is tinged red at first, maturing to dark green with burgundy edges. Perfect for massing or as a large-scale groundcover. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ro-ZAY-see-eeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:1 - 45Growth habit:CompactGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Compact Form, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Improved Disease Resistance, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Road SaltFoliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Spring through FallFlower color:RedPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasLow profile and spreading habit make these the ideal filler plants for almost any application in full sun. Use to flesh out the front of the aging shrub or perennial border. Group in irregular combinations or mass as a true groundcover to compound the potent floral color display. Exceptional choice for lining the edge of a walk or driveway and filling the narrow strip that divides front yards. A beautiful choice for banks and slopes as coverage and erosion control. In traditional rose gardens, plant among taller shrub or cutting roses to tidy up the ground plain underneath. Outstanding in white French boxes or very large terra cotta pots. Makes particularly elegant potted patio tree on porch or terrace.Companion PlantsJuniper (Juniperus); Phlox (Phlox); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Boxwood (Buxus); Euonymus (Euonymus)
- CareCare InformationPrefers enriched, well-drained soils. Space 3 feet apart as groundcover. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system; tolerates mild drought once established. Protect young plants in zones 5 and colder. Apply slow-release fertilizer in spring and summer. Prune annually to 1/3 of size.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory: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 a Flower Carpet rose and another of Noack's earlier hybrids named after his wife, R. x Margaret Merril. Noak started patenting his new roses with Flower Carpet Red patented in 1995. Practically maintenance-free yet extremely floriferous and vigorous plants can produce as many 2000 blooms per bush each season.
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