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Flower Carpet PINK

Once established, Flower Carpet® PINK produces over 2,000 iridescent pink blooms on top of rich glossy green Foliage.

This rose is an award winner - three prestigious international gold awards, including one in the All-Deutsche Rose Trial (ADR), notable for its rigorous three-year performance test conducted with absolutely no spraying. When first released, it was the only rose out of 43 entered to obtain ADR approval.

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 iridescent pink blooms
  • Rich glossy green foliage
  • Attractive bush shape and appearance
  • Disease-resistance, easy-care maintenance
  • 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.
  • 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

Medium-sized (about 1 ½ inches across).

Spacing

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

Hardiness

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.

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. Bloom season will vary according to climate as follows: * up to 10 months in USDA zones 9 and above * from 5 to 8 months in USDA zones 6 - 8 * up to 5 months in USDA zone 5

Number Of Flowers

Blooms in clusters 6-8-inches across, with approximately 18 flowers per cluster. In full sun, a well-fed, well-watered, mature bush can produce up to 2,000 flowers per season.

Flower Color

An unmistakable, iridescent pink tinged with white at the center.

Fragrance

Not fragrant.

Foliage

Dark glossy green, medium sized leaves. Can remain evergreen in USDA zones 8b and above.

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 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, especially in first winter.

Parentage

Rosa var. 'Immensee' x R. var. 'Amanda'.

Varietal/Cultivar Name

Noatraum

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