Creating an easy-to-maintain landscape is simple if you include some Flower Carpet roses as part of your landscape plant. Easy Care Flower Carpet roses come in a wide variety of colors – from soft Amber, Appleblossom, Pink Splash, Coral and White to bolder tones of Scarlet, Pink Supreme, and Red. Their sizes vary slightly depending on variety and your geographical location and weather conditions. Regardless of your color and size choices though, you’re sure to find a variety to suit your own taste and landscape needs.
All varieties of Flower Carpet have glossy green leaves and bloom for months at a time. The original ‘eco rose”, Flower Carpet requires no spraying, chemicals or fancy pruning to keep it performing. A simple cut-back each spring, a good mulching, watering as needed and some fertilizer is all it takes to keep it blooming all summer long! Flower Carpet blooms in full sun to partial sun (at least 6 hours a day).
Easy Erosion Control
Plantings on banks and slopes to control erosion can be as complex or simple as you’d like. However, using an easy-care plant like Flower Carpet on your bank can add loads of season-long color with minimal work. Once they’re planted and well mulched, they require very little additional care other than a light feeding with controlled release fertilizer and an easy cut-back with hedge sheers, pruners or even a weed whacker in the early spring.
Soften a walkway or patio
Walkway and patios – whether they’re stone, gravel or brick – can often seem a bit cold and uninviting. Softening them with a border of Flower Carpet roses is an easy way to add color and interest to the area.
Add protection and privacy around a pool or pond
Flower Carpet roses can be planted around a pond to keep little ones from wondering in, or in larger displays poolside.
Create a colorful border hedge
Depending on the variety and your location/growing zone, Flower Carpet roses can serve as a colorful hedge growing between 2 -4 feet tall.
Containers for use in the garden or patio
Flower Carpet roses make ideal container plants – either on their own or inter-planted with annuals. Need a bit of extra color in certain spots during the season as blooms fade? Fill a large (24-36”) container about half full with lightweight materials like old packing peanuts, leftover bird netting or other porous materials and the top half with a good quality soil and plants. Then move the container to bare spots that appear in your garden beds for instant color!
Create a welcoming driveway border
Flower Carpet can withstand not only high heat conditions that are common along hot black-top driveways, but also winter road salt spray and snow plow damage. Low-maintenance, drought tolerant Flower Carpet roses are ideal for areas that are often hard to reach with hoses or sprinkler systems.
Soften a Stone Wall
Flower Carpet comes in a wide variety of colors – from softer Amber, Appleblossom Pink Splash, Coral and White to bolder tones of Scarlet, Pink Supreme, and Red. Regardless of your color choice, you’ll find a variety to grace any stone wall with its nonstop blossoms and shiny green foliage.
Boost Your Curb Appeal
With its non-stop blooms, Flower Carpet is the perfect for boosting your curb appeal and welcoming friends and neighbors with very little time or effort. Because it tolerates both high radiant heat from roadways and the salt used in northern climates during the winter, Flower Carpet is ideal as a curbside plant.
Create a colorful “first tier” in the front of a perennial border or bed
With its long bloom time, Flower Carpets are ideal in perennials beds, especially beds that loose color once other perennials end their bloom cycles.
Looking for an easy-care damage-free foundation plant?
Flower Carpets are ideal for foundation planting because although their roots are strong, unlike many plants used for foundation plantings, they aren’t strong or large enough to damage foundation walls.
Create an attractive backdrop for a special feature
Looking for an easy care plant to use near an outdoor dining area, a garden bench or a special corner of the garden?
Depending on the variety and your location Flower Carpets can be left uncut to grow along or over fences, creating an old-fashioned cottage garden look.