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Sweet Drift® Rose

Rosa 'Meiswetdom'

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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.

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Botanical Name:

Rosa 'Meiswetdom'

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Light Pink Blooms for 9 Months!

Brighten up your borders with the beautiful Sweet Drift Rose. The pastel pink, double flowers cluster above glistening green foliage and will continue to flourish from early spring to first frost.

The Sweet Drift can acclimatize to zones 4 through 11 and enjoys sun exposure. The low spreading bloom will grow to a height of 1-2 feet and spread 2-3 feet.

This spreading rose thrives in moist soil and takes very little maintenance to produce a showy spread of color. It versatile enough to brighten up an unsightly retaining wall, add color to a sparse hillside or cascade from a handing basket.

  • Fast growing
  • Winter hardy
  • Requires no pruning to maintain shape
  • Disease resistance means no fungicides or pesticides
  • Plentiful and continuous flowering
  • Great for all areas even small gardens and awkward spaces
  • Drought tolerant
  • Great for companion planting; this groundcover rose will gently spread round your established plants

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Customer Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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My Favorite
This rose bush is quickly becoming my favorite with disease resistant foliage and prolific pink roses that seem to last forever and are nicely scented as well. Plus it propagates easy from cuttings.
December 2, 2016
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Very Pleased
The Sweet Drift Rose arrived packed in well with a tree order also. Arrived as a strong hearty potted bush, with active blooms. I'm not sure if I'll leave it potted, or place it in another area of my rose garden. For now, it remains in it's pot, is thriving and starting to have new blooms.
Beautiful tiny roses!
July 29, 2015
over 2 years ago
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The flowers are so beautiful!!! The plant had a transitional period, but it's flourishing now!
July 30, 2015
over 3 years ago
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Delicate Pink Powder Puff color-small flowers
This is a pink powder puff color that is so delicate in appearance. Easy to grow, low maintenance too. Color looks great with other plants like irises and daffodils in spring. Blooms from April to October when planted in full sum. Love the small compacted pink roses on this shrub bush.
May 7, 2018
1 month ago
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Love this flower. Covered in blooms constantly.
June 13, 2017
Topeka, KS
1 year ago
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Beautiful contrast to knockouts!!
July 23, 2017
1 year ago
To be seen
Plants just arrived today, supposedly shipped yesterday, so if true it was a quick turn around. (live in Omaha, NE). It arrived well packaged and potted, with plastic zip tied around the base of the plant to keep the dirt from escaping. I don't know where I got the idea that these didn't have thorns, but it would've been a deal breaker had I know they do. I will update with another review as time passes and I can comment more on them.
April 14, 2015
Omaha, NE
over 3 years ago
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Planting & Care

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

Sweet Drift® Rose Planting Diretions

The Sweet Drift Rose (Rosa 'Meiswetdom') is known for its abundant pale pink double flowers, this shrub blooms from early spring until your first frost. Great as a centerpiece, in a bed, or used in mass to cover a wide area. These plants are 1-2 feet high and 2-3 feet wide at their full maturity. Hardy down to -20 degrees and fairly drought tolerant, this moderately growing plant will enhance any of your full sun to partial shade areas of 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 roses 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): Sweet 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 Sweet 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
Wanted a rose that would be a good ground cover with lots of color but low maintenance for a bank above my patio. Seems like Sweet Drift is just what I need.
Catherine G on May 19, 2018
Mary M on Jan 30, 2018
Wanted a rose that would be a good ground cover with lots of color but low maintenance for a bank above my patio. Seems like Sweet Drift is just what I need.
Catherine G on May 19, 2018
I have purchased roses from your company before and they are great
Anna W on Feb 20, 2018
Mary M on Jan 30, 2018
These sweet roses reminded me of the 'Seven Sisters Rose Bush' when I was a little girl. A long, long time ago. : )
Robbin H on Jun 26, 2017
I have been searching for a low-to-no maintenance flowering bush that doesn't get overly big. I read all the reviews from buyers and they were very favorable. I decided to order these along with the crape myrtle for the west side of my house around the fireplace area and deck. I am a first-time customer so I have my hopes up that this April I will be able to put these in the ground and hopefully they will be as pretty as the pictures I have seen.
Cathy B on Dec 14, 2016
I love roses and these should be a hardy plant with little maintenance.
Rebecca M on Nov 7, 2016
Debra C on Aug 11, 2016
I bought one from you last month and it is truly beautiful.
janie c on Jul 2, 2016
I like roses, they make your life happier.
sergey s on Apr 8, 2016
New Home....1/2 Acre needing LOTS of Flowers and Plants.....
wanda w on Mar 1, 2016
I have purchased roses from your company before and they are great
Anna W on Feb 20, 2018
These sweet roses reminded me of the 'Seven Sisters Rose Bush' when I was a little girl. A long, long time ago. : )
Robbin H on Jun 26, 2017
Does this rose bush have thorns?
Karen h on Jul 6, 2014
Lots of foliage but no flowers?
A shopper on Sep 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Make sure they are planted in full sum for blooms to appear. Drift Roses need six hours or more to bloom.
Does the Sweet Drift Rose require pruning when first planted, in the summer season?
Nancy M on Jul 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I think that when you prune it, it does better! But I don't think that it needs it.
How far apart, (on center), should I plant the Sweet Drift Roses, to allow for sufficient air circulation?
Nancy M on Jul 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I planted my Sweet Drift Roses in 12inch containers and they are HUGE now! They have probably spread a good 10 inches beyond the edges of the container. and stand 18-20 inches tall. Very bushy. If I were to plant in the ground, depending on if you wanted a solid hedge or space between, I plant 21/2 to 3feet apart. Hope this helps. Joanne
How big is the rose bloom? Is it a miniature double bloom?
Jackie D on May 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: bloom is 2-3 inches EACH. LOTS of blooms. blooms repeatedly throughout the season. awesome rose plant. beautiful. Have to prune regularly just to keep it under control. we have 5 of these in the front landscape and the color they add is excellent. Fast Growing trees service and pricing is the BEST!!
Do these drift roses need deadheading?
Nancy M on Jul 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The drift roses are self-cleaning so they do not need any dead heading.
Can I postpone the shipping date, so I will be at home, when the Sweet Drift Roses are due to arrive?
Nancy M on Jul 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can do this on line at check out or you can call our wonderful sales team and they can place the order for you and add that delay date to your order so they will ship out when you are ready.
Can I plant this on a raised bed? If so, what is the recommended depth of the bed?
Yonapots on May 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will do fine in a raised bed. I would suggest 10-12" depth. The plant will spread about 5-6 feet but trims into a mound easily.

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