Drift Roses

Looking for a big impression on small-scale? Drift roses can give you that great splash of color all summer long.

Drift Roses are repeat-bloomers that are tough, easy-care shrub roses, disease resistant, winter and summer hardy and virtually maintenance-free. They are a cross between full-size groundcover roses and miniature roses.

The low, spreading and/or mounding habit of Drift Roses makes them an excellent choice for those smaller spaces. Use them in a variety of settings: liven up borders, fill in empty spaces, along walkways or paths, or just spread them throughout the landscape to provide season-long color.

  • Plant Drift® Roses in the spring, summer or fall
  • They work well in containers, landscape beds, and as ground cover
  • Best suited for planting in USDA Hardiness Zones 4-10
  • Need 6-8 hours of full sun every day
  • Prefer balanced "neutral" soil, neither acidic nor alkaline
  • Best not to fertilize until after the roses are established and go through one bloom cycle
  • They will re-bloom every 5-6 weeks regardless of deadheading
  • Drift® Roses are not deer resistant and unfortunately

For more information on Drift Roses I’m including links to:

  • Article from University of Florida
  • Article from University of Georgia
  • Article by Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist

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