Flower Carpet Pink Splash

Flower Carpet® Pink Splash provides masses of bi-color (hot pink and pale pink) blooms covering the bush from April/May through to late October. Flower Carpet Pink Splash has rich glossy green foliage, on a bush which is more compact than the original Flower Carpet Pink.   This is a genuinely easy-care groundcover rose – consistently one of the most disease-resistant roses ever bred – ideal for both home gardeners and professional landscapers. Simple to grow and easy to maintain, it doesn’t require spraying. Simply cut back to a third of its size once in late Winter or early Spring. 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 bi-color hot pink and pale pink blooms
  • Easy-care maintenance
  • Disease-resistant
  • Glossy green foliage
  • Attractive compact bush shape and appearance

 

Suggested Uses

Use in flowerbeds, mass plantings, large containers and as a standard tree rose. A perfect commercial landscaping plant for low-maintenance color.  

 

Growth Habit

Bushes are low growing and compact, with dense foliage.

 

Flower Size

Small to medium flowers 2 to 2½ inches diameter.  

 

Mature Height

Grows to 23 - 31 inches tall.  

 

Mature Width

Grows to 40 inches wide.  

 

Spacing

Plant 2-3 per square yard, for ground cover. For a stunning display, plant 13 in 3 square yards. Plant 3-4 feet apart to establish boundaries. Can be planted anytime during Spring, Summer or Fall.  

 

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.  

 

Flowering Period

Produces masses of flowers all season long in full sun. In partial shade (4-5 hours of sun per day), still blooms, though in reduced numbers. Performs satisfactorily with a full day of filtered light. Flower Carpet® Pink Splash flowers mid spring and is in the middle of Flower Carpet® series blooming sequence.  

 

Number Of Flowers

Flowers are produced in clusters up to 12 inches across from a single stem. Clusters comprise up to 11 smaller clusters of 3 to 5 flowers and developing buds. Up to 45 flowers and developing buds can be produced on a single stem.  

 

Flower Color

Bi-color with variable amounts of hot pink and pale pink in each flower.  

 

Fragrance

No Fragrance.  

 

Foliage

Dark glossy green, medium sized leaves.  

 

Pruning/Pinching

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 blooms, 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 (15:5.2:10) controlled release rose fertilizer in early Spring and again in late Summer. For established landscape plants, apply 1 to 2 handfuls around the base of the plant and incorporate into the soil by gentle surface cultivation.  

 

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.