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Red Drift® Rose

SKU:
ROPEDR
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SKU:
ROPEDR
Weight:
33.00 LBS
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12 inches
_description-width:
18 inches
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Full Sun
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Rosa 'Red Drift'
Bloom Time:
Early Summer to Mid Fall
Evergreen/Deciduous:
Deciduous
Family:
Rose
Flower Color:
Red
Foliage Color:
Green
Genus:
Rosa
Growth Rate:
Fast
Hardiness Zone:
4b
Landscape Uses:
Massing, Edging, Garden, Groundcover, Container
Mature Height:
12 inches
Mature Width:
18 inches
Native:
Prune Time:
Late Winter Pruning
Light Needs:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
Average to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-26|Flower Color:
Red
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Early Summer to Mid Fall
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Massing, Edging, Garden, Groundcover, Container

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Product Overview

Rosa 'Red Drift'
A low growing blanket of deep green foliage punctuated with multiple bright red blooms resembles a splashing fountain of color that requires little pampering; perfect to create a definitive border or as a dazzling ground cover

Red Drift® Rose is a 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.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:

  • Spiny

Red Drift®: Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Features

Red Drift® Rose is draped in stunning red flowers at the ends of the branches from early summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruits are showy red hips displayed in late fall.

Planting & Growing

Red Drift® Rose will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. 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.

Red Drift® 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. 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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