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    Pink Drift Rose is a moderate growing shrub that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4A through 4A. It matures to an average height of 1 foot to 2 feet and an average width of 2 feet to 3 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun and grows best when planted in loam soil that is well drained. In the spring Pink Drift Rose produces white flowers. The foliage is medium green in color. It attracts butterflies and is resistant to deer.

    Pink Drift Rose can be useful in the landscape in mass plantings and also in rock or xeriscape gardens.


    More about the Pink Drift Rose...

    In our gardens the Pink Drift is the most floriferous and strongest performer of the series. The single, hot-pink blooms cover the plant from mid Spring and then on and off until the first hard freeze in late Fall.

    The new family of Drift Roses are comparable to the family of Knock Out Roses in disease resistance and low-maintenance, however are much smaller in size. They get their small size from being a cross between full-size groundcover roses and miniature roses. From the former they kept toughness, disease resistance and winter hardiness. From the miniatures, they inherited their well-managed size and repeat-blooming nature.

    The first colors introduced in the Drift series were Coral, Pink, Red, and Peach. But, now, Apricot (apricot shades, double blooms), Sweet (light pink, double blooms) and Icy (pure white, double blooms) have joined the family.

    We've found that Drift roses have about five flower cycles yearly. The spring bloom in April and the fall bloom in October are the heaviest with sporadic lighter flowering between.

    Drift Roses are are perfect in small gardens, splashing your landscapes with visual delight. Their smaller habit makes them perfect for use in containers or as a border or in small groups in garden and landscape beds.

    Planting & Care Tips...

    When it comes to growing and caring for Drift Roses, bed preparation, irrigation and proper fertilization and pruning are the only keys to success. Full sun is best and at least 8 hours of sunlight is recommended. Morning sun is a must to dry dew from the leaves. We've seen powdery mildew appear on roses planted in morning shade.

    PLANTING
    Plant Drift Roses in well-prepared landscape beds that provide good drainage and a soil pH of 6.0 to 6.5 (mildly acidic). If your soil is heavy clay amend with a soil conditioner or compost.

    We recommend spacing the plants a minimum of 3 feet apart, a distance in which they will eventually grow together to form a patch. If you would rather they be separated over the long term, plant them 5 to 6 feet apart, or more.

    FEEDING
    Fertilize Drift Roses with a slow- or timed-release fertilizer in spring for season-long feeding or with a mild, natural plant food in early spring, when new growth begins to emerge, and then after every flush of blooms throughout the season. Cease fertilization about two months before the first frost date.

    Mulching your Drift roses keeps the feeder roots from drying out and helps to establish the roots more quickly. And you water less. Shredded wood mulch or pine straw are excellent mulches for roses.

    PRUNING
    Pruning Drift Roses is easy. Simply cut the plants back to about 6 inches above the ground in late winter, before new growth has begun to emerge. If you want, to keep plants tidy, you can remove spent flowers after each bloom cycle during the blooming season.

    PROBLEMS
    Drift Roses are highly disease-resistant so require no spraying. Blackspot and powdery mildew disease has been very minimal when planted where they will receive the morning sun.

    In our gardens here in mid-Georgia these hardy groundcover roses have demonstrated themselves to be true, low-spreading, dwarf shrub roses. They have averaged 2-3 feet tall by 2-3 feet wide, some being a little smaller or larger, and are covered with blooms in spring and fall and sporadically between.


     

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