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Flower Carpet YELLOW

Buttercup-yellow Flower Carpet® Yellow is a top-performing groundcover rose, blooming profusely from mid Spring through to late Autumn. The flowers are a rich yellow semi-double, with darker yellow stamens, holding their color consistently. The flowers are arrayed in clusters of five or six blossoms each over rich glossy green foliage which stays fresh-looking all season.

Flower Carpet® Yellow  is earlier and slightly tallker and more rose like in shape that all the other Flower Carpet series.   It 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  rose - and one of the most disease-resistant yellow 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 buttercup-yellow blooms
  • Glossy green foliage
  • Attractive upright bush shape
  • Vivid presence in the landscape or garden
  • Easy-care and disease-resistant
  • Heat tolerant and extremely long blooming
  • NO fancy pruning.   
  • Suitable in USDA zones 5-10

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Suggested Uses

Flower beds, mass plantings, large containers, landscapes, hanging baskets, and as tree roses. A perfect commercial landscaping plant for low-maintenance color.

Growth Habit

Bushes are vigorous and compact, more upright than the other Flower Carpet ground cover roses.

Growth Pattern

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

Plant Size

36 inches in height, 18-24 inches across (spread) depending upon pruning. Pruning to induce branching makes bush more compact.

Flower Size

Medium sized (about 2 - 2½ inches in diameter).

Planting and Spacing

Plant3-4  per square yard, for ground cover.  For a Splash of yellow,  plant 12-15 per 3 square yards.   Plant 2 feet apart to establish boundaries.


Will thrive in USDA zones 5 through 10.  In colder zones, protect over the first winter.  In zones 5 and below, continued winter protection is advised. Handles warm climates well. In areas of intense dry heat protect by planting in semi-shade (with plenty of filtered light), keeping well-watered.

Flowering Period

One of the earliest to flower and continues unabated right till late Fall.

Flower Color

Buttercup-yellow semi-double flowers with yellow stamens, 15 to 20 petals each.  Color doesn’t fade quickly in the sun as many yellow roses do.


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 forcing new growth that late in the season can 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 through 7): feed in spring only.

Disease Tolerance

Very tolerant of common rose blights such as black spot and mildew. It does not require routine chemical spraying 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.


R. 'Immensee' (var. KORimro) x unnamed seedling.

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