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Flower Carpet AMBER

Flower Carpet® AMBER is one of the NEXT GENERATION Flower Carpet® roses where refined breeding has produced improved heat & humidity tolerance on top of its existing disease resistance.

Each bush is covered in an explosion of soft orange-yellow blooms, aging to soft pink with a blush of peach. This is a truly stunning rose.

Flower Carpet® AMBER has superlative disease-resistance to common rose blights such as black spot and mildew - developed over a 25-year period by Noack Rosen, the German rose-breeders known for their early commitment to disease-resistant hybrids.

This is a genuinely easy-care groundcover rose - consistently one of the most disease-resistant roses ever bred - ideal for both home gardeners and professional landscapers. Simple to grow and easy to maintain, it doesn't require spraying. Simply cut back to a third of its size once in late Winter or early Spring. And during the long flowering season, this rose will self-clean so that there's no need for fancy pruning or deadheading.

Key Features

  • Masses of orange yellow blooms, blushed with tones of soft pink and peach
  • Glossy deep green foliage all season long
  • Flowers cover the bush in Spring and Autumn
  • NEXT GENERATION breeding means this rose is more heat tolerant
  • Attractive full round bush
  • Easy-care with unprecedented levels of disease resistanc
  • NO fancy pruning.   All you need is a pair of garden shears and  then cut back,  any-way-which-way,  to 1/3rd of the bush size in late winter/early spring and you're done.  NO GUESSING, NO WORRYING,  NO KIDDING.
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Suggested Uses

Use in flowerbeds, mass plantings, large containers and as a standard tree rose. A perfect commercial landscaping plant for low-maintenance color.

Growth Habit

Bushes are low growing and compact, with dense glossy green foliage.

Flower Size

Small to medium flowers 2 to 2½ inches diameter.

Mature Height

Grows to 28 to 36 inches.

Mature Width

Grows to 36 inches wide.

Spacing

Plant 2-3 per square yard, for ground cover. For a stunning display, plant 13 in 3 square yards. Plant 24 inches apart to establish boundaries. Can be planted anytime during Spring, Summer or Fall.

Hardiness

Will thrive in U.S.D.A. Zones 4 to 11. In cold zones, protect over the first winter. In zones 5 and below, continued winter protection is advised. In areas of intense heat (for example Phoenix, AZ), protect by planting in semi-shade (with plenty of filtered light), keeping well-watered.

Flowering Period

Flowering begins from mid to late Spring and continues to late fall

Number Of Flowers

Flowers produced in clusters up to 12 inches across from a single stem. Clusters comprise up to 11 smaller clusters of 3 to 5 flowers and developing buds. Up to 45 flowers and developing buds can be produced on a single stem.

Flower Color

New flowers are orange yellow with brighter yellow center ageing to soft pink. New flower PMS 714C ageing to PMS 700C.

Fragrance

Light sweet fragrance

Foliage

Dark glossy green, medium sized leaves.

Pruning/Pinching

No fancy pruning needed. Cut back by 2/3rds annually in late winter or early spring. Trim to shape anytime of year, if desired. The bush is self-cleaning with few rose hips, no dead-heading required, petals fall away cleanly.

Light Needs

For best blooms, grow in full sun. Grows well in partial shade (4-5 hours of sun per day) with reduced blooms. In areas of intense heat and sun, semi-shade/filtered light.

Soil Needs

Can thrive in a variety of soil conditions. Performs best in well-drained friable garden soil with added organic matter.

Water Needs

When planting in the landscape, water in well particularly during hot conditions and continue to water regularly until the plant is established. Flower Carpet roses are very tolerant of dry conditions once established.

Fertilizer

For maximum flowering and performance, feed with a balanced (15:5.2:10) controlled release rose fertilizer.   In warm climates (USDA zones 8 and up): feed in early Spring and again in late Summer. In cold climates (USDA zones 4 - 7): feed in Spring and Summer. For established landscape plants, apply 1 to 2 handfuls around the base of the plant and incorporate into the soil by gentle surface cultivation

Disease Tolerance

Very tolerant of common rose blights such as black spot and mildew. It does not require routine chemical spraying and dusting in the landscape, apply only if needed.

Pest Issues

Treat for insect pests only as needed.

Special Care

In zones 5 and below, winter protection is advised, especially in first winter.

Varietal/Cultivar Name

NOA97400A

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