Growing Zones: 4-10 outdoors(hardy down to -20℉) 4-10 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 1-2 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 1-3 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Rosa 'Meidrifora'
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Unique Coral Colored Compact Roses
Various Ways to Enjoy!
Add bursts of color to your garden, patio or hillside with Coral Drift Roses. The repeat-bloomer makes excellent groundcover with stunning orange-pink double blooms clustered over shiny green foliage. Great for companion planting; this groundcover rose will grow gracefully among established plants. Enjoy these roses for an exceptionally long growing season. The Coral Drift will grow up to 18-24 inches in height when fully mature and will spread up to 36 inches. They'll continuously bloom from spring until the end of summer. Clip them and bring indoors to add a delicate touch to your decor.
The Coral Drift Rose is the most compact of the Drift Rose collection with the same durable qualities. Resistant to rust, black-spot and powdery mildew - you don't have to worry about spraying dangerous chemicals. They're drought tolerant and require no pruning to achieve new growth. The low spreading, compact bush grows vigorously in zones 4-11.
Unique of All the Drifts
The Coral is one of few in the Drift Collection that has a subtle fragrance. Plant near a deck or patio to enjoy the brilliant coral color and sweet aroma.
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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.
Planting & Care
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.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
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We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|