Flower Carpet Appleblossom
Flower Carpet APPLEBLOSSOM has soft pastel pink blooms that flower in profusion from late spring right until late fall. Each plant can be covered in up to 2,000 blooms on an established plant. This is a tough, high-performance pastel pink groundcover rose.
Flower Carpet APPLEBLOSSOM is a sport of Flower Carpet PINK and has inherited that award-winning roses unprecedented levels of natural disease-resistance. Flower Carpet roses were developed by Noack Rosen, the German rose breeders known for their early commitment to disease-resistant hybrids.
A true easy-care groundcover rose, both home gardeners and professional landscapers will find Flower Carpet APPLEBLOSSOM is simple to grow and easy to maintain, requiring no spraying in the landscape. Simply cut back to 1/3rd its size with hedge shears once in late Winter or early Spring, it is so easy.
Key Features of Appleblossom
- Masses of pastel pink blooms in clusters
- Glossy green foliage
- Attractive bush shape and appearance
- Bright, vivid presence in the landscape or garden
- Easy-care and disease-resistance
Use in flowerbeds, mass plantings, large containers and as tree roses. A perfect commercial landscaping plant for low-maintenance color.
Bushes are low, dense and compact.
To invigorate blooming once plants are established, cut canes back to 10-inches annually in late winter or early spring.
24- to 32-inches in height, 40-inches across (spread).
Medium-sized (about 1 ½ inches across).
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.
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 begins in late Spring and continues to late fall
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.
Soft pastel pink, opening as a deeper pink and softening in hue with maturity.
Dark glossy green, medium sized leaves. Can remain evergreen in USDA zones 8b and above.
No fancy pruning needed. Cut back by ⅔ 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.
For best bloom, grow in full sun. Grows well in partial shade (4 – 5 hours of sun per day) with reduced blooms.
Can thrive in a variety of soil conditions. Performs best in well-drained friable garden soil with added organic matter.
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 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.
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.
Treat for insect pests only as needed.
In zones 5 and below winter protection is advised, especially in first winter.
Sport of five-time international gold medal-winner Flower Carpet Pink (var. Noatraum). Parentage is Rosa var. Immensee x R. var. Amanda.