Tuesday, July 31, 2012

DRIFT® ROSES – A Great Rose For Small Gardens


 
Pink Drift from Conard-Pyle Co. 
Drift® Roses are a cross between full-size groundcover roses and miniature roses.  A combination of toughness, disease resistance and winter hardiness with a manageable size and repeat blooming characteristics make Drift Roses the perfect plant for small gardens and containers.  

Introduced in 2006 by the same company, Conard-Pyle Co. who brought us the Knock Out Family of roses, Drift Roses have been tested extensively under diverse climate conditions and are hardy to Zone 4.  Like The Knock Out® Family of Roses, Drift® Roses are virtually maintenance-free and bloom almost continuously from spring to frost.  The bloom cycle is about every 5-6 weeks.  

Drift® Roses are low growing plants about 1-1/2 to 2 feet in height spreading to 3 to 4 feet wide with show stopping color and very attractive glossy foliage.  They are great landscape plants providing colors for borders, perennial beds, hillsides for erosion control, foundation plantings and entryways.  They are highly disease resistant which should appeal to busy gardeners.  

There are 8 varieties: Apricot Drift, Icy Drift, Sweet Drift, Coral Drift, Pink Drift, Red Drift, Peach Drift and Popcorn Drift.  Drift Roses are sold at independent garden centers and big box stores like Home Depot and Lowes.

Roses are easy plants to grow contrary to popular belief. Why do you think Roses have been around for millions of years?  All they need are food, water and sunlight.  Just like you and me. 

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