Ground Cover Roses as Problem Solvers
Do you have a place in your yard or garden that needs a "cover up?" If you have one of those spots that just makes you cringe and you're wondering how to make it less noticeable, consider Drift® Roses. Their spreading habit, ease of care and plethora of blooms make them perfect for concealing a variety of problem spots.
Drift® Roses are tough, disease resistant, winter hardy and virtually maintenance free. They bloom repeatedly from spring to frost, cycling about every five to six weeks. In between flowering the glossy green foliage is an attractive foil for other plants. These shrubs are naturally compact topping out at 18 to 24 inches tall and 24 to 36 inches wide. They bloom in various shades such as red, coral, apricot, pink and white.
I think you'll love how easy it is to add color and visual impact to improve the problem areas in your garden.
The low, spreading habit of Drift® Roses is perfect for hillsides, slopes or banks where they will help stabilize eroding soil and cover the ground with a profusion of flowers. Best of all? No more mowing at an angle.
With a 24- to 36-inch spread you'll get a lot of bang for your buck when using Drift® Roses as a ground cover. Plant them en masse to adorn a large area or pop a single Drift® Rose in a small bare spot for instant cover.
Some plants only shine during one season so it's a good idea to pair them with a partner that will take the spotlight during the downtime. For instance, Drift® Roses planted with spring-flowering bulbs will hide fading foliage. They are also excellent planted at the base of leggy shrubs or mixed into a perennial border to offer interest between bloom cycles.
Avoid the Shrub Barge
Don't be guilty of creating a cloud of shrubs around the foundation of your home just because you want to avoid yard work. A mix of evergreens, Drift® Roses and perennials will give a foundation planting pizzazz without being high maintenance.