Floribunda, Shrub Rose, Vigorosaź Collection 'Roseberry Blanket'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Roseberry Blanket
Additional cultivar information:(aka KORtwente, Purple Kiss, Raspberry Balconiaź, Raspberry Blanket, Raspberry Vigorosa™)
Hybridized by W. Kordes & Sons
Registered or introduced: 2003
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

Bloom Color:

Deep pink (dp)

Bloom Shape:



Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:


Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Beaumont, California

San Diego, California

San Leandro, California

Crofton, Kentucky

Hazard, Kentucky

Winston Salem, North Carolina

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 22, 2014, sanrobpat from allentown, pa
United States wrote:

This is a great little rose. I have a dozen planted around a fountain and two standards. They are about eight years old. Even with the water from the fountain hitting them when it is windy they are disease free. They bloom heavily and require little care. They also really do stay low. Great for an area where you need lots of color and low growth habit.


On Jul 3, 2011, GardenQuilts from Pocono Mountains, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

My own root roseberry blanket is a well behaved groundcover rose. It has constant bright blooms and disease resistant foilage. It has survived two winters unprotected in my zone 6a garden.


On Dec 7, 2010, CREWSWHICKER from Winston Salem, NC wrote:

It really blooms a lot, in a useful, bright color. It's especially great in fall/winter! It blooms as long as it can, and it has tons of tiny red hips. So pretty! Mine should have died in droughts, but it's one tough variety. I never take care of mine except for emergency watering :) I have them in a rugged part of my sunny wild garden -- very little care.


On Jun 27, 2010, litisk from Gold Canyon, AZ (Zone 8b) wrote:

This groundcover rose is amazing! It spreads like wildfire and is constantly in bloom. If you want a nice looking, fast spreading groundcover, this is it.


On Oct 28, 2006, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is one of the roses J & P calls its 'Groundcover' roses, and the darn thing just blooms and blooms forever!! Never has a hint of Blackspot, mildews, or rust, and needs very little in the way of pruning if you have the room to let it grow. I have 2 that are weeping standards, and I am totally impressed with them in this first year in my garden. They flank the entrance to the main pathway into the outdoor seating area in my newly redesigned garden. Although not super fragrant, the slight spicy fragrance is quite nice.... An all-around nice rose, I highly recommend it!