Flower Carpet Red

Flower Carpet Rose - RedFlower Carpet RED loves hot warm conditions and just blooms and blooms and blooms.. from mid spring to late fall.

RED begins flowering in mid spring producing clusters of 25-30 of deep velvety deep-red flowers accented by brilliant golden yellow stamens all over the bush. Deep glossy green foliage that has a burgundy edge.

 

Flower Carpet RED has superlative disease-resistance to common rose blights such as black spot and mildew. Basically no chemical spraying and or dusting required. Flower Carpet RED was developed over a 25-year period 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 RED is simple to grow and easy to maintain, requiring no spraying in the landscape. Simply cut back to 1/3rd its size once in late Winter or early Spring.

 

Key Features of Red

  • Masses of deep-red blooms
  • Glossy burgundy edged, deep green foliage
  • Disease-resistance, easy-care maintenance
  • Can bloom up to 10 months of the year

 

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

Medium sized (about 2 inches across).

 

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.

 

Flowering Period

Once established, will bloom from late Spring through Fall. Flower lifespan is 3-4 days.

 

Number Of Flowers

Blooms positioned throughout the leaf canopy, in clusters of 25 to 30 blooms. In full sun, a well-fed, well-watered, mature bush can produce up to 2,000 flowers per season. With only 4-5 hours of sun per day, will still bloom but in reduced numbers.

 

Flower Color

Deep-red with a velvety look, softens in color as it ages.

 

Foliage

Dark glossy green with burgundy edges, medium sized leaves. Can remain evergreen in USDA zones 8b and above.

 

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.

 

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, especially in first winter.

 

Parentage

Rosa var. Ricarda x seedling (unnamed).