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Flower Carpet PINK SUPREME

Flower Carpet® Pink Supreme 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. Masses of rich lipstick pink blooms cover the bush from late Spring to late Fall and even early Winter. Flower Carpet® Pink Supreme has rich glossy green foliage, on a bush which is more compact than the original Flower Carpet® Pink.

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 lipstick pink colored blooms flowering into early Winter
  • Glossy rich green foliage cover the bush all season long
  • Bright, vivid presence in the landscape or garden
  • NEXT GENERATION breeding with greater heat and cold tolerance
  • Unprecedented levels of disease resistance
  • Easy-care - no fancy pruning required
  • More compact than original Flower Carpet® Pink
  • NO fancy pruning.   
  • Suitable in USDA zones 4-11

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Suggested Uses

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

Growth Habit

Bushes are low growing and compact, with dense foliage.

Flower Size

Small to medium flowers, 2 to 2 ½ inches diameter.

Mature Height

Grows to 24 to 32 inches tall.

Mature Width

Grows to 40 inches wide.

Spacing

Plant 2-3 per square yard, for ground cover. Plant 3-4 feet apart to establish boundaries. Can be planted anytime during Spring, Summer or Fall.

Hardiness

Will thrive in USDA Zones 5 to 10. In cold zones, protect over the first winter. In zones 6 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

Produces masses of flowers all season long in full sun. In partial shade (4-5 hours of sun per day), still blooms, though in reduced numbers. Performs satisfactorily with a full day of filtered light. Pink Supreme start to flower mid-Spring and continue to Fall.

Number Of Flowers

Flowers produced in clusters up to 11 inches across from a single stem. Clusters comprise up to 11 smaller clusters of 5 to 9 flowers and developing buds. Up to 60 flowers and developing buds can be produced on a single stem.

Flower Color

New flowers are iridescent pink with white center, ageing to lighter pink. New flower PMS 206C ageing to PMS 212C.

Fragrance

Not fragrant.

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 bloom, grow in full sun. Grows well in partial shade (4 - 5 hours of sun per day) with reduced blooms.

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 (15:12:12) controlled release rose fertilizer. It is best not to feed roses in fall and winter as extra nutrients 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. 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 6 and below winter protection is advised, especially in first winter.

Varietal/Cultivar Name

NOA168098F

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