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Flower Carpet CORAL

Flower Carpet® CORAL is a top-performing groundcover rose that blooms in profusion from late Spring through Fall and, like other Flower Carpet® roses, exhibits wonderful natural disease-resistance. The coral-pink single flowers with their antique-gold stamens don't fade in the sun - instead their shade deepens as they age. Best of all, the blooms are carried in exceptionally large clusters of 20-30 blossoms each.

Flower Carpet® CORAL has great 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, without any spraying or even 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.

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 coral-pink blooms
  • Rich glossy green foliage
  • Attractive bush shape and appearance
  • Bright, vivid presence in the landscape or garden
  • Easy-care and disease-resistant
  • NO fancy pruning.  
  • Suitable in USDA zones 5-10

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Suggested Uses

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

Growth Habit

Bushes are low, dense and compact.

Growth Pattern

To invigorate blooming once plants are established, cut canes back to 10-inches annually in late winter or early spring.

Plant Size

24- to 32-inches in height, 40-inches across (spread).

Flower Size

2 to 3 inches in diameter.

Planting and Spacing

Plant 2-3 per square yard, for ground cover. Plant 3-4 feet apart to establish boundaries.


Will thrive in USDA Zones 5 to 10. 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. Handles warm climates well.

Flowering Period

Flowering from late Spring and continues to late fall

Number Of Flowers

In full sun, a well-fed, well-watered, mature bush can produce up to 2,000 flowers per season. When mature, bears flowers in clusters up to eight-inches across, with each having up to 20-30 blossoms on average.

Flower Color

Coral-pink single flowers with antique gold stamens. Its petals don't fade in the sun, instead they darken to a deep reddish-coral that continues to look bright and fresh for the life of the flower.


Not fragrant.


Dark glossy green, medium sized leaves.


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 bloom, 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.


For maximum flowering and performance, feed with a balanced rose food. It is best not to feed roses in fall and winter as extra nutrients then will force new growth and increase the chances of cold-damage over winter. In warm climates (USDA zones 8 and up): feed in early spring and late summer. In cold climates (USDA zones 5 - 7): feed in spring and summer.

Disease Tolerance

Very resistant to common rose blights such as black spot and mildew. It does not require routine chemical spraying and dusting, apply only if needed.

Pest Issues

Treat for insect pests only as needed.

Special Care

In zones 5 and below winter protection is advised.


Rosa 'Repandia F1 seedling' x 'Red Summer'.

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