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Deciduous Shrubs (Flowering) – Drift Roses

  • Drift roses 

Botanical name: rosa hybrida ‘drift’

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity:  18 inches in height and a 3 ft spread

Bloom time: spring/summer/fall

Hardy zone: zones 4-11

Flower color: pink/yellow/peach/white/red/coral/apricot/popcorn

Foliage color: green/yellow

Growth rate: can reach maturity in 1 – 2 growing seasons

Pruning instructions: can handle light pruning in the late winter, early summer, and early fall

Propagation methods:cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use:  ground cover

Light needs:  6 – 8 hours of sun a day

Special features: disease resistant and cold hardy, easy-to-grow, extremely disease resistant, compact, groundcover roses that beautifully re-bloom all season.

Watering instructions: dampen the first foot of soil during periods of drought

Fertilizing instructions : use 6-12-6 in the spring

Best time to plant: spring, summer, or fall, but spring is best.

Best type of soil: loam

Companion plants: marigold, yarrow, anise, catmint  

Toxicity level: not toxic to humans but can cause gastrointestinal issues in children and pets if ingested

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