Flower Carpet Coral

Flower Carpet Rose - CoralFlower Carpet CORAL is a coral-pink groundcover rose, one of the series of Flower Carpet groundcover roses first introduced in 1992 by Anthony Tesselaar International. Bred by Noack Rosen, the German rose hybridizer known for their early commitment to disease-resistant hybrids, Flower Carpet CORAL shares the impressive levels of natural disease-resistance of its Flower Carpet cousins.

 

Flower Carpet CORAL is a top-performing groundcover rose that blooms in profusion from late spring through fall and, like its predecessors, exhibits excellent natural disease-resistance in the landscape.

 

Flower Carpet CORAL is a rose which has coral-pink single flowers with classy antique-gold stamens. Its petals dont fade in the sun on the contrary, they darken over time to a deep reddish- coral that looks bright and fresh for the life of the flower. The flowers are arrayed in exceptionally large clusters of 20-30 blossoms each, on average.

Throughout the bloom season, Flower Carpet CORAL groundcover rose continues to look fresh with glossy green leaves unmarred by spent blossoms as its petals fall cleanly away after flowers have peaked.

 

Key Features of Coral

  • Masses of coral-pink blooms and glossy green foliage
  • Attractive bush shape and appearance
  • Bright, vivid presence in the landscape or garden
  • Easy-care and disease-resistance

 

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

2 to 3 inches in diameter.

 

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 (with plenty of filtered light), keeping well-watered. Handles warm climates well.

 

Flowering Period

Flowering from late Spring and continues to late fall.

 

Number Of Flowers

In full sun, a well-fed, well-watered, mature bush can produce up to 2,000 flowers per season. When mature, bears flowers in clusters up to eight-inches across, with each having up to 20-30 blossoms on average.

 

Flower Color

Coral-pink single flowers with antique gold stamens. Its petals dont fade in the sun, instead they darken to a deep reddish-coral that continues to look bright and fresh for the life of the flower.

 

Foliage

Dark glossy green, medium sized leaves.

 

Pruning/Pinching

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Parentage

Rosa repandia F1 seedling x Red Summer.