Flower Carpet Yellow
Bred by Noack Rosen, the German rose hybridizers known for their early commitment to disease-resistant hybrids, Flower Carpet YELLOW shares the impressive natural disease-resistance of its Flower Carpet cousins.
Flower Carpet YELLOW is a top-performing groundcover rose that blooms profusely. One of the earliest to bloom, starts from mid spring and continues through to late fall and, like its predecessors, exhibits excellent natural disease-resistance in the landscape. It is worth noting that Flower Carpet YELLOW is the most upright and shrubby variety of the Flower Carpet series.
Flower Carpet YELLOW has rich yellow semi-double flowers with darker yellow stamens and holds its color consistently, even in the Texas sun where we have had a number of reports saying that it should be named the “yellow roses of Texas” due to its nearly unfading color and continuous blooming habit.
The flowers are arrayed in clusters of 5 to 6 blossoms each, on average. Its rich glossy green foliage continues to look fresh all season.
Key Features of Yellow
- Buttercup-yellow, semi-double flowers
- Glossy green foliage all season long
- Attractive upright bush shape
- Produces masses of blooms late Spring to Fall
- Vivid presence in the landscape or garden
- Easy-care and disease-resistant
- Heat tolerant and extremely long blooming
Flower beds, mass plantings, large containers, landscapes, hanging baskets, and as tree roses. A perfect commercial landscaping plant for low-maintenance color.
Bushes are vigorous and compact, more upright than the other Flower Carpet ground cover roses.
To invigorate blooming once plants are established, cut canes back to 10 inches annually in late winter or early spring.
36 inches in height, 18-24 inches across (spread) depending upon pruning. Pruning to induce branching makes bush more compact.
2- to 2½ – inches in diameter.
Plant 3 per square yard, for ground cover. Plant 2 feet apart to establish boundaries.
Will thrive in USDA zones 5 through 10. In colder zones, protect over the first winter. In zones 5 and below, continued winter protection is advised. Handles warm climates well. In areas of intense dry heat protect by planting in semi-shade (with plenty of filtered light), keeping well-watered.
One of the earliest to flower and continues unabated right till late fall/early winter
Buttercup-yellow semi-double flowers with yellow stamens, 15 to 20 petals each. Color doesnt fade quickly in the sun as many yellow roses do.
Rich 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 to 5 hours of sun per day) with reduced blooms. In areas of intense dry heat and sun, plant in semi-shade/filtered light.
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 forcing new growth that late in the season can 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 through 7): feed in spring only.
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.
R. Immensee (var. KORimro) x unnamed seedling.