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Flower Carpet Pink Rose

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Produces masses of lovely pink blooms continuously all season, whether planted single or massed this rose will be noticed; very low maintenance and disease resistant, makes a perfect flowering ground cover, great in a planter

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
24 inches
Average Landscape Width:
4 feet
Genus:
Rosa
Cultivar:
Flower Carpet Pink
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
spreading
Canopy:
closed
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Flower Color:
pink
Flower Fragrance:
medium
Flower Period:
from late spring to early fall
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

The Flower Carpet Pink Rose is smothered in stunning lightly-scented pink flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruits are showy red hips displayed in late fall.

Landscape Attributes

The Flower Carpet Pink Rose is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

The Flower Carpet Pink Rose will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

The Flower Carpet Pink Rose makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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