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Coral Drift® Rose

Rosa 'Meidrifora'

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Growing Zones: 4-10
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-10
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

1-2 ft.

Mature Width:

1-3 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


2 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Rosa 'Meidrifora'

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Compact Rose Blooms for 9 Months!

Add a burst of color to your garden, patio or hillside with the Coral Drift Rose. This plant makes excellent groundcover with stunning orange-pink double blooms clustered over shiny green foliage.

The Coral is the most compact of the Drift Rose collection with the same durable qualities such as hardiness and disease resistance, so you don't have to worry about spraying with fungicide.

The Coral Drift is at home in zones 4 through 11 and enjoys mild to full sun exposure. This low spreading bush will quickly grow to fill in your garden's bare spaces and brighten up your borders.

The Coral Drift will grow up to 18-24 inches in height when fully mature and will spread up to 36 inches.

  • 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

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Customer Reviews

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May 11, 2016
over 2 years ago
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Beautiful bush covered in flowers spring summer and fall.
June 13, 2017
Topeka, KS
1 year ago
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Great color-Beautiful blooms-low maintenance!
I purchased Drift roses a few years back as a test to see if they would grow in my garden Zone 8. What a great choice having these in my garden. Low maintance, easy to grow, just remember to plant as stated. I planted in compost as directed and the rose bush grew fast with so many blooms the second season. The bees love these roses too. They look great with irises and daffodils. They will blooms from April to October in Zone 8.
May 7, 2018
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Coral Drift® Rose

Coral Drift® Rose Planting Diretions

This Coral Drift Rose (Rosa 'Meidrifora') is a compact shrub that’s 1-2 feet high and 2-3 feet wide at its full maturity. The glossy green foliage is the perfect background for these eye catching, coral colored blooms. The shrub makes a great companion for any established beds that want a punch of color from spring to fall. Best suited for USDA growing zones 4-10 (hardy down to minus 20 degrees), they prefer full sun but can tolerate partial sunlight. While this may be a moderately growing shrub, it is a stunning specimen, blooming prolifically from the very beginning of its addition to your landscape.

Selecting a location: Be sure to have a well prepared area or raised bed for your Drift Roses with a generous amount of organic matter, such as compost. Well draining soil is very important so be sure water does not collect in the area you intend to plant. If you have an overabundance of clay you may want to amend the soil with small rocks, sand or perlite to improve drainage.

Planting Directions (in ground): A location that receives full sun (6+ hours) is best as the roses will not reach their full potential in shaded areas.

1) Dig the hole and make it twice the size of the root ball and just as deep as the container. Use your hands or a shovel to loosen the soil at the bottom of the hole.
2) Carefully remove the rose from its container. Some light tapping around the base of the pot will help free up the root ball. Loosen the roots with your hands by gently combing the bottom of the root ball. Place the plant in the hole making sure it’s level with the soil surface.
3) Start adding the native soil/gardening soil mix back around the roots. Soil amendments such as peat moss, compost or aged manure can be mixed in with your native soil to improve the quality.
4) Thoroughly water your Apricot Drift Rose around the base of the plant until it’s well soaked but not saturated (avoid soupy soil).
5) Mulch around the plant to help retain moisture and reduce competing growths such as weeds or grasses from growing around the plant. If left unchecked the soil nutrients may be lacking for the roses to grow.

Planting Directions (potted plant): Apricot drift roses can also be successfully grown in containers providing they get proper care and placement.

1) When selecting a container for your drift roses, be sure it has plenty of holes on the bottom as drainage is essential.
2) A good potting soil such as Miracle Grow should be fine for filling in the open pot space. Try to leave 1-1 ½ inches of space from the top of the pot lid for easy watering.
3) Choose a location such as a patio, backyard, front/side of the house providing it will receive the six or more hours of full sun it requires.

Watering (in ground): Your Apricot Drift Rose will need to be watered 1-3 times weekly depending on the weather. During the extremely hot season you may need to water more often to keep the soil moist, but avoid over saturating. Mulching really helps with retaining soil moisture.

Watering (potted): Stick your finger into the potting soil down to a depth of 2 inches and feel around for any moisture. If the soil is dry and sandy-like, go ahead and water it until you see it escaping the drainage holes and then stop. If there is still some moisture present, leave it be until the soil dries a bit more.

Fertilizing: The best time to fertilize drift roses is in the spring season with a slow-release or controlled time-release fertilizer. Add another application in late summer to help with fall blooms. Be sure to follow the application instructions on the fertilizer for the best results. Potted drift roses should be fed in the same fashion, during the growing season with a time release fertilizer in spring and again in late summer.

Pruning: Drift Roses should be pruned in early spring and never in the fall or winter. When you see new shoots begin to form from the canes that is a good sign that some pruning is needed. Sterilize your cutting tool(s) with rubbing alcohol to ensure a clean cut and so no pathogens will be contracted or spread.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this? Store
Had great results in hard to grow Fire Island NY
Daniel K on Oct 10, 2017
Wanted a small rose bush for a container on my deck.
Kathleen M on Apr 25, 2017
Had great results in hard to grow Fire Island NY
Daniel K on Oct 10, 2017
The color is great!
Shelia R on Apr 27, 2017
Wanted a small rose bush for a container on my deck.
Kathleen M on Apr 25, 2017
Bhasker V on Jun 13, 2016
I like roses, they make your life happier.
sergey s on Apr 8, 2016
Robert P on Mar 26, 2016
Britt G on Nov 29, 2015
The color and the size when fully grown
Catherine V on Oct 12, 2015
The color is great!
Shelia R on Apr 27, 2017
Bhasker V on Jun 13, 2016
Do I need to keep removing flowers for it to look nice?
Nevin N on Oct 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can prune your Coral Drift Rose bush to keep in nice looking and under control. For pruning and care instructions you can visit:
how many of these would I need to do a 12' area?
Jennifer T on Apr 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You are going to have one magnificent show! If you are referring to a 12 square-foot area (12' x 12'), you will need 16 plants, spaced 3 feet apart, and it will take a couple of years for the plants to grow to fill in. If you want faster, or more dense coverage, use 25 plants spaced 2 1/2 feet apart to cover your 12 square feet.
How far apart do I plant them?
Chrissy on Oct 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 18" is ideal. They grow fast. You could stretch it to 24" .
How soon do I plant them in the spring?
Pam N on Apr 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would wait until all danger of hard frost is over. In zone six that means the end of May. This would prevent any undue stress to the first planting.
Is this plant an annual or perineal?
Benji C on Sep 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Perineal. We have red, white and pink, along with the new coral. They are wonderful...very hardy even in our zone 7, with a cold winter.
Will this plant grow in El Paso Texas ive planted many roses before and they never pick up is it the soil?
Chrisy S on Feb 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-10. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Although no pruning is required, nevertheless will the plant tolerate pruning?
Larry T on Sep 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Knock Out roses will tolerate pruning.
Can you cut back drift roses in the fall?
Nancy I on Oct 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Drift Roses should be pruned in early spring and never in the fall or winter. When you see new shoots begin to form from the canes that is a good sign that some pruning is needed. Sterilize your cutting tool(s) with rubbing alcohol to ensure a clean cut and so no pathogens will be contracted or spread.

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