Pink and Red Flowered Drift Roses

 Pink and Red Flowered Drift Roses
Drift roses are widely available. These ground cover plants can fill many roles in the landscape.

Depending on the variety of the Drift rose, the flower color can vary slightly. Here are some ones with pinkish or red blossoms.

Pink Drift Rose

Pink Drift rose is suited to zones four through eleven. The very disease resistant, unique mounding, low creeping plant is 1½ feet in height with a spread of less than three feet. This ground cover rose combines well with perennials.

Easy to grow, this carefree rose plant is quite free flowering. Roses just cover the plant continuously all season. These petite blossoms are ½ to one inch wide. They range from a medium to a dark pink with yellow centers. The pink shade tends to fade as the flowers age.

Sweet Drift Rose

Sweet Drift rose does best in zones four through eleven. This was among the last of the Drift roses to be released.

It is a very bushy, rounded plant. The plant is usually less than 1½ feet in height, but has sometimes reached two feet. It can be a rather wide plant that can spread from two to three feet.

Sweet Drift rose is recommended for cottage gardens, borders, banks, hillsides, and pathways. It shows very high disease resistance.

This variety is the most double flowered of all the Drift roses. The flowers appear continuously throughout the season. The abundant roses are borne in clusters. Flowering takes place from mid-spring until frost. These lovely sweet pink to clean pink blossoms are ½ to an inch wide.

Red Drift Rose

Suited to zones four through eleven, the Red Drift ground cover rose is recommended as an edging, beds, at the front of borders, rock gardens, containers, and along rock walls.

This ground cover plant is the smallest of all the Drift roses. It is less than 1½ feet tall and less than 2½ feet wide. The plant has excellent disease resistance, and features creeping stems.

The very free flowering plant features the smallest blooms of all the Drift roses—only ½ inch or so to an inch in width. The abundant blooms appear continuously. These are pinkish-red to medium red.

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