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Shrub Rose, Groundcover Rose 'Flower Carpet Coral'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Flower Carpet Coral
Additional cultivar information:(PP14441, Flower Carpet series, aka NOAla, Alafabia, Alfabia)
Hybridized by Noack
Registered or introduced: 2001
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)



24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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)

Bloom Color:

Apricot and apricot blend (ab)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



Patent Information:


Other Details:


Resistant to black spot

Stems are very thorny

Sets hips

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Lawndale, California

Hazard, Kentucky

Gardiner, Maine

Hopkins, Minnesota

Cincinnati, Ohio

North Bennington, Vermont

Newport News, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 25, 2010, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This is the first rose I ever planted, and this will be the fourth summer I've had it. It does have some cane die-back in zone 4a, but I don't give it much winter protection. I watch it in the spring and then prune selectively, and it always comes back larger and fuller every year. It blooms profusely all summer long and is very pest and disease free, even resisting to some degree a large-scale Japanese beetle attack last year.
Update 2012: still going strong. I am not even able to find them around here (Minnesota) any longer because they supposedly aren't hardy. Ha! I just uploaded a photo that I took in late October...the blossoms get darker as the weather gets colder, but the darn thing is still blooming, even after several frosts and freezes.


On Jul 23, 2009, graciebelle from North Bennington, VT wrote:

This is my favorite of the Flower Carpet roses. The blossoms turn to a bright coral after the first early frost - very stunning. Sometimes the blooms slow down when it gets really hot, but then starts blooming again right through the first few early frosts of the year. I haven't had any real pest issues with it either. I've moved mine about 3 times but that doesn't seem to bother them - at least not so far.