Flower Carpet Pink Supreme
Flower Carpet® Pink Supreme is one of the NEXT GENERATION Flower Carpet® roses where refined breeding has produced improved heat & humidity tolerance on top of its existing disease resistance.
Masses of rich lipstick-pink blooms cover the bush from late Spring to late Fall and even early Winter. Flower Carpet® Pink Supreme 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.
Use in flowerbeds, mass plantings, large containers and as a tree rose. A perfect commercial landscaping plant for low-maintenance color.
Bushes are low growing and compact, with dense foliage.
Small to medium flowers, 2 to 2 ¼ inches diameter.
Grows to 24 to 32 inches tall.
Grows to 40 inches wide.
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 6 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.
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. Pink Supreme start to flower mid-Spring and continue to Fall.
Number of Flowers
Flowers produced in clusters up to 11 inches across from a single stem. Clusters comprise up to 11 smaller clusters of 5 to 9 flowers and developing buds. Up to 60 flowers and developing buds can be produced on a single stem.
New flowers are iridescent pink with white center, aging to lighter pink. New flower PMS 206C aging to PMS 212C.
Dark glossy green, medium sized leaves.
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 (15:12:12) controlled release rose fertilizer. It is best not to feed roses in fall and winter as extra nutrients 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. For established landscape plants apply 1 to 2 handfuls around the base of the plant and incorporate into the soil by gentle surface cultivation.
Very tolerant of common rose blights such as black spot and mildew. It does not require routine chemical spraying and dusting in the landscape, apply only if needed.
Treat for insect pests only as needed.
In zones 6 and below winter protection is advised, especially in first winter.