Floribunda, Shrub Rose
Rosa 'Flower Carpet Red'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Flower Carpet Red
Additional cultivar information:(PP10084, Flower Carpet series; aka NOAfeuer, Flower Carpet Heidefeuer, Heidefeuer, Red Flower Carpet)
Hybridized by Noack
Registered or introduced: 1996
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Class:

Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

Shrub

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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 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)

Bloom Color:

Dark red (dr)

Bloom Shape:

Single

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Shrub

Patent Information:

Patented

Other Details:

Shade-tolerant

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Stems are moderately thorny

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

Regional

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

Scottsdale, Arizona

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Winchester, California

Cordele, Georgia

Jacksonville, Illinois

Gonzales, Louisiana

Alfred, Maine

Brooklyn, New York

Streetsboro, Ohio

Beaumont, Texas

Rockwall, Texas

Shaftsbury, Vermont

Richmond, Virginia (2 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 18, 2006, soulbloom from Richmond, VA wrote:

My first rose bush. I have Red and Appleblossom. When I first got them, I kept them in the original pot since I hadn't started the garden bed that I was gonna put them in. After about a week or two, they adjusted and started blooming. A few weeks ago I planted them in their new bed. They wilted a little but now are blooming even better than before. Execellent beginner rose if you ask me.

Positive

On May 29, 2006, janders from Rockwall, TX wrote:

I replaced some plain boxwoods with Flower Carpet roses and they are beautiful. In bloom continuously in the spring and summer. Easy to care for.

Positive

On Aug 29, 2003, roshana from Jacksonville, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have lots of trouble with roses except for this one. It is extremely hardy and needs no special attention. I do prune off the spent blooms to encourage reblooming, but I doubt that this is necessary. I plan to get several more carpet roses for my garden.

Positive

On Aug 22, 2003, doglover from Lilburn, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Roses don't come any easier than this - it does not require much spraying. Deep red single flowers with bright yellow eye that bloom in clusters of 25 to 30 blossoms and spiking sprays that cascade along the ground. Does best in full sun (but will still bloom in partial shade); a well-maintained, mature bush can produce TONS of flowers all season.