Drift Groundcover Roses
Drift roses are a cross between full-size groundcover roses and miniatures. From the groundcover roses they kept toughness, disease resistance and winter hardiness. From the miniatures, they inherited a well-managed size and repeat-blooming nature. The low, spreading habit of Drift is perfect for small gardens and combination planters. They brighten borders, fill empty spaces, and spread delicately around established plants.
Drift roses are low maintenance and will reward you with endless color all season long. They require no special care, but for best performance, we recommend cutting them back every year in early spring after the last threat of frost has passed.
Drift Rose Varieties
(Not all varieties available at all locations- call your closest Meadows Farms to ask about availability)
Double apricot colored flowers begin blooming in spring and display a season-long show of color. It is just as tough and disease resistant as others in the series. Best suited for small gardens or along paths and walkways. Foliage is dark green & glossy. To height of 1½’ & width of 2½’.
Bright coral-orange blooms cover this small mounding shrub from mid-spring to mid-fall. The Coral Drift rose has the most vibrant flowers that catch your eye and really wow. Fully winter hardy and disease resistant. Foliage is medium-dark green. To height of 1½’ & width of 2½’.
The Peach Drift rose is one of the most floriferous dwarf shrubs available. Soft peach blooms cover the plant from mid-spring to the first hard freeze of late Fall. Peach Drift pairs well with perennials in any landscape. Exhibits strong disease resistance. Foliage is medium-dark green. To height of 1½’ & width of 2’.
The Pink Drift rose is low-growing with distinctive mounded flowers. Deep pink flowers with a soft faded center bloom in abundance throughout the season. This disease-resistant plant is easy to care for and easy to combine with other perennials. Foliage is medium-dark green. To height of 1½’ & width of 3’.
The Popcorn Drift rose represents a new color in the Drift series. The color starts out yellow and fades to cream white, sometimes suffused with light pink. The overall impression is yellow and cream; reminiscent of buttery popcorn. Foliage is medium green & very glossy. To height of 1½’ & width of 2½’.
The Red Drift rose has the most petite flowers of all of the Drift roses. It is perfect for use in front of border plantings and makes a beautiful statement when it drapes naturally over a rock wall or edge. Great flower power and disease resistance. Foliage is medium-dark green. To height of 1½’ & width of 2½’.
Clusters of clear pink double flowers sit atop dark green glossy foliage. Abundant, continuous flowering and exceptional disease resistance makes this a perfect choice for use along pathways, hillsides or at the front of a border. Foliage is dark green & very glossy. To height of 1½’ & width of 2½’.