Are you looking for a an easy-care container plant – one that provides loads of color but doesn’t take loads of work? Flower Carpet roses may be your answer. Most varieties of easy-care Flower Carpet roses can do extremely well in containers, providing the container is large enough and they get adequate water.
Flower Carpet is one of the few roses that don’t require chemicals or sprays to keep them blooming and healthy all summer. So with that, you can easily combine Flower Carpet with edibles (herbs and small salad greens) for a simple patio pot that’s pretty yet functional. Click here for a helpful video with tips on creating a mixed flowers and edible container.
The container should be at least 20 – 24 inches in diameter and equally deep (the larger the better). It’s important to use a good quality potting mix. If you’re creating a mixed container and are going to add edibles, please use an organic soil, one without extra chemicals added as fertilizer.
The containers can be placed in the sun or semi-shaded area. Because the roots don’t go as deeply in containers as they do naturally in the ground, the key is to make certain that the containers aren’t allowed to dry out. Then just feed them a few times a summer.
Flower Carpet varieties or colors that seem to do best in containers include White, Red, Pink, Coral, Yellow and Appleblossom. (The newer varieties of Amber, Scarlet and Pink Supreme tend to get larger than the others, so unless you had a very large container, you’d be better off going with the other colors mentioned).
Go to our Containers Category listing for more tips, tricks and ideas on creating easy but beautiful containers.