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Apricot Drift® Rose

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The Apricot Drift Rose adds a burst of color to any landscape. Use in annual beds for months of blooming roses.

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Apricot Drift® Rose

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Add gentle color to your garden with the Apricot Drift Rose. This plant is great for borders, hillsides or even hanging baskets. It produces double clusters of delicate roses in contrast to the glossy green foliage.

It will flower from spring to first frost wherever you plant it, giving your garden color all through the growing season. Don’t be fooled by this rose’s delicate appearance it’s tough enough to survive in zones 4-11 and can withstand many diseases that commonly affect roses.

Apricot Drift is a low spreading ground cover rose which will reach around 1-2 feet in height at full maturity and spreads out about 1 ½ to 2 feet. It’s just the thing for perennial beds or walkways.
 

  • Beautiful color
  • Compact and fast growing
  • Winter hardy
  • Resistant to rust, black-spot and powdery mildew
  • Requires no pruning to maintain shape
  • Plentiful and continuous flowering
  • Great for all areas even small gardens and unwieldy spaces
  • Drought tolerant
  • Great for companion planting - this groundcover rose will gently spread round your established plants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Growing Zones: 4-10

Mature Height: 2-3 ft.
Mature Width: 2-3 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Great
Botanical Name: Rosa 'Meimirrote'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 4-10
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-10
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It's Easy to Plant your Apricot Drift® Rose


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Apricot Drift® Rose.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Apricot Drift® Rose gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Apricot Drift® Rose again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
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Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
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$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.