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Drift® Roses

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About Drift® Roses

Drift Roses combine the best qualities of groundcover roses and miniature roses. They’re brightly colored, disease and winter resistant, easy to manage, and bloom from spring to frost. If you want a near fool-proof rose for your garden, look no further than Drift Roses.

Drift Rose Plant

Drift Roses are popular with home gardeners because of the plant’s many colors, petite size, and versatility.

Drift Rose varieties come in a range of colors, including pink, yellow, peach, white, red, and coral. At maturity, the drift rose plant can reach 18 inches tall by 3 feet wide, making it more manageable than other rose varieties. Popular uses for Drift Roses in landscape design include ground cover, erosion control, mixed borders, and in containers on walkways, porches, and patios.

Drift Roses Care

Drift Rose maintenance is relatively simple. Give them plenty of sun and enjoy their beauty.

Temperature and humidity: Drift Roses are durable plants that grow well in most regions. Depending on the variety, they are hardy in USDA zones 4 through 11.

When to plant: The ideal time to plant Drift Roses is whenever you want, as long as the ground allows! You can plant them in the spring, summer, or fall.

Sun: Drift Roses need at least 6 hours of sunlight daily.

Soil: Drift Roses do best in a balanced soil with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5.

Water: Water your Drift Roses well when you first plant them. During their first growing season, keep the soil damp to moist. Once established, you only need to water the flower in drought conditions or if the plant is drooping.

Fertilizer: This mesmerizing variety doesn’t need fertilizer. However, you can apply a small amount of balanced fertilizer to give Drift Roses more oomph. Do not fertilize until after the roses go through one bloom cycle.

Pruning: Cut back Drift® Roses to about 6 to 8 inches from the ground once a year.

Drift Rose Varieties and Drift Roses for Sale

Drift Roses come in 11 varieties, each with its own color and characteristics. There are 11 varieties of this stunning flower to choose from:

1. Apricot Drift Rose

2. Blushing Drift Rose

3. Buttercream Drift Rose

4. Coral Drift Rose

5. Lemon Drift Rose

6. Peach Drift Rose

7. Pink Drift Rose

8. Popcorn Drift Rose

9. Red Drift Rose

10. Sweet Drift Rose

11. White Drift Rose

Are you new to growing roses? Check out our guide to roses to find the perfect match for your garden’s needs.

Common Questions About Drift Roses

Are Drift Roses evergreen?

Drift Roses are bred to be a hardy perennial, with the ability to bloom from early spring to winter’s first frost.

How to plant Drift Roses?

Drift Roses are so versatile, they can be planted in the spring, summer, or fall. Be sure your desired planting area receives at least 6 hours of sunlight daily and has well-balanced soil.

Are Drift Roses deer resistant?

Unfortunately, Drift Roses are not deer resistant, so if they are persistent in your area, you may want to look into prevention solutions.

How to trim Drift Roses?

To promote healthy growth, you’ll want to remove any smaller or damaged canes, which helps air flow between branches. At the end of the blooming season, cut back your plant to 6-8 inches from the ground.

More Drift Roses Resources

Landscape Design 101: Landscape Layout

Types of Roses