PlantFiles is getting a new look! Just in time for spring, we're rolling out a new look for the best online plants database. It will also work with your smart phones and mobile devices, so now you can take it with you on garden center visits or botanical garden tours. Questions or comments? Please post them here.

Shrub Rose
Rosa 'Red Drift'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Drift
Additional cultivar information:(PP17877; aka Meigalpio, Nature Meidiland, Nature Meillandcor, Red Drift)
Hybridized by Meilland
Registered or introduced: 2005
» View all varieties of Roses

Class:

Miniature

Shrub

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Bloom Color:

Medium red (mr)

Bloom Shape:

Unknown - Tell us

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Patent Information:

Patented

Other Details:

Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

By grafting

Regional

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

,

Port Charlotte, Florida

Chicago, Illinois

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Arlington, Virginia

show all

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 1, 2014, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I've had this rose for 4 years and it performs beautifully. No disease, responds well to pruning, blooms spring and fall. I was able to divide this rose by rooting a living branch by burying it for 2 years until it rooted, then I cut it away from the main bush and transplanted. Vivid crimson flowers with a golden heart have a long vase life.