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PlantFiles: Groundcover Rose
Rosa 'Apricot Drift'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Apricot Drift
Additional cultivar information: (PP23354, Drift Roses, aka Meimirrot)
Registered or introduced: 2010

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
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:
Apricot and apricot blend (ab)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

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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)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive coriaceous On Sep 26, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A great landscape rose. Flowering has been continuous here. Cluster-flowered, with cupped bloom form. Foliage is glossy and healthy. I spray with fungicide, but through experimenting I've found that it isn't really necessary here (Boston Z6a) for this rose, despite the prevalence of blackspot in my area.

This made the "Top 100 Performers" list from the NYBG's (no-fungicide) Peggy Rockefeller Rose garden.

This is sold as a groundcover rose. I don't find it to spread out much, and in any case I wouldn't use any rose as a groundcover, as weeding would be a nightmare.

I'm not sure why it's a shrub and not a miniature, as the foliage is tiny and the flowers are about 2" across.

Bred by Alain Meilland before 2009.


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

Jonesboro, Georgia
Echo, Louisiana
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Allentown, Pennsylvania
San Antonio, Texas

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