Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Drought tolerant once established.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast growing to 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Easy Care Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring through fall
Botanical Pronunciation:ro-ZAY-see-ee
Plant type:Groundcover, Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Sunset climate zones:1 - 45
Growth habit:Compact
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast growing to 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Dark Green
Blooms:Spring through fall
Flower color:Red
Garden styleCottage, Mediterranean
Patent 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 PlantsCreate a patriotic container planting for your summer patio with this plant alongside any combination of Candytuft, Phlox, Coneflower, Sea Lavender, Speedwell, and Agapanthus. Pair with other cottage perennials for a mixed border alive with color. Include Daylily, Cranesbill, Sage and Aster. Add to the base of a variety of conifer topiaries such as Juniper and Spruce spirals and selections from the Italianate Collection.
Care Information
Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Winter protection advised in zones 5 and below. As a groundcover, space plants 3 ft. apart. Feed with a timed-release rose fertilizer. Prune to shape in early spring - no fancy pruning is necessary.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Drought tolerant once established.
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 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.