Shrub Rose, Groundcover Rose 'Flower Carpet Apple Blossom'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Flower Carpet Apple Blossom
Additional cultivar information:(PP10239, Flower Carpet series; aka NOAmel, Apple Blossom, Appleblossom Flower Carpet, Mareva, Sommermelodie)
Hybridized by Noack
Registered or introduced: 1996
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)



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:

Light pink (lp)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly


Trained as rambler

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Hazard, Kentucky

New Orleans, Louisiana

Alfred, Maine

Batavia, Ohio

Verona, Pennsylvania

North Bennington, Vermont

Shaftsbury, Vermont

Urbanna, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 9, 2013, Twinkleblossom from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA wrote:

I have had this rose for a few years in a large pot which faces a north/west wall. It does wonderfully and blooms faithfully from early spring till early autumn. I fertilize it in spring (since it's in a pot) and keep it watered regularly. I actually have it climbing up a small trellis so it looks like a small version of a climbing rose! It is disease resistant--I recommend all the Flower Carpet roses!


On Dec 9, 2009, graciebelle from North Bennington, VT wrote:

I planted one of these as a stone marker in a cemetery a few years ago, hoping that it would be OK without much care, and I was surprised at how well it did. It got a little too big so I had to dig it out but it didn't seem to be bothered by being transplanted. The foliage is really nice and shiny all season long and the blooms seem to just drop off and then more come. Nice rose.


On Feb 18, 2008, coo13549 from Batavia, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Bought this last Spring, moved it twice, and it flourished and continued blooming all spring. In a bad drought, it was one of the most drought resistant plants in the (new) garden. It's very low growing, but I didn't have it in one place for very long. UPDATE: Have now had this rose in place for a few years, it does great with almost no care. I can't say enough about this rose. Am going to try it as a groundcover on a dry, steep clay hill.


On Aug 12, 2001, JSS from Cordova, MD wrote:

Sport of Flower Carpet pink.
One of the rsoes "in a pink can"
By Anthony Tesseltaar
Blooms early spring to winter
Up to 2000 blooms per year.
Very quick to establish and flower
Rich gloosy green foliage
Almost no fragrance
highly diesase resistant