Easy landscaping ideas with carpet roses

Many people think of roses as difficult to grow or as temperamental beauties. However, easy-care Flower Carpet roses – often referred to as “ground cover roses” or “floral carpet roses” – are ideal in a variety of landscape settings.

Flower Carpet Rose Landscaping Ideas:

Below we curated 13 photos that illustrate some great ways to use roses in your landscape or garden… Enjoy!

Curbside Plantings

With their strong heat tolerance and ability to withstand the effects of road salt, Flower Carpet roses work extremely well in easy-care curbside plantings.

curbside planting

Flower Carpet Pink Supreme is a simple yet stunning addition to this New England driveway.


heat tolerant plants in a curbside garden

Flower Carpet Red withstands high heats in this California curbside garden.


drought tolerant roses

Flower Carpet Yellow withstands the radiant heat from the stone wall in this Ladera Ranch CA curbside planting.


easy care landscape plants

Easy-care Pink Supreme works equally well in residential and commercial landscape settings.


Colorful Hedgerow Plantings

Flower Carpet and other carpet-type roses can also be used as colorful hedges in a variety of settings.

poolside plantings

This hedge of Flower Carpet Pink Supreme helps keep visitors from wandering into the pool area.


poolside planting

A perfect blend of non-flowering shrubs, carpet roses and stonework.


easy landscape plants

Flower Carpet Scarlet acts as a border hedge in this simple yet colorful garden

Coastal gardens

A hedge of Flower Carpet Pink Supreme adds interest to this landscape while serving to control erosion.

Garden Accents

Looking for a simple yet colorful accent to add impact to your garden?   Flower Carpet works well in smaller plantings as well.

soft colors in the garden

Appleblossom Flower Carpet adds soft color to this dry-creek garden bed.


easy care roses

Flower Carpet Scarlet serves as a low maintenance break between the patio and yard.


white picket fence with roses

Simple, old-fashioned elegance.


small rose gardens

A simple planting of 3 Flower Carpet Amber add warm to this small outdoor seating area.


stone walls in gardens

Flower Carpet Red adds non-stop color and interest to this small garden.


And other landscape uses . . .

hedgerow plants

Combined with boxwood and carefully pruned shrubs, Flower Carpet Coral adds elegance and color to this formal garden.


easy landscape plants

Flower Carpet Amber is all it takes to brighten up this front yard.


landscape plants

Mixed with evergreens, a mix of Flower Carpet varieties adds easy-care color as a foundation planting.

Do you have any tips or ideas for using roses in your landscape or garden? If so, please leave a comment below! Also if you have any photos of roses in your garden or landscape be sure to share them with us on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/YourEasyGarden). Garden on good people!



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14 Responses to Easy landscaping ideas with carpet roses

  1. Tyler Slade February 2, 2015 at 7:13 am #

    For making our Yard beautiful of course idea of rose is really very much great.With the Pictures you had given such a great and very nice concept of landscaping with the help of the carpet roses.That looks very awesome.I can say that Great article..And these are one of the good ideas that we can take for Landscaping.

  2. Your Easy Garden Team August 31, 2015 at 12:05 pm #

    Hello Dawn, Bunnings in Toowoomba should have Flower Carpet roses soon if they don’t already with the spring season just starting but you’ll need to check with the store directly on pricing. Happy gardening!

  3. Karen April 7, 2016 at 6:08 pm #

    What won’t deer eat???

  4. James Bergman April 8, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

    I’m a lazy gardener, but still like to have a nicely landscaped yard. As such, I’m all about planting things that are easy to grow. These carpet roses sound like a great idea. Do they die back every year like regular roses?

  5. Your Easy Garden Team April 9, 2016 at 2:09 pm #

    James, the answer to your question depends on where you live. If other roses in your area go dormant during the winter, these will as well. But because they have a 2-tiered root system, with one set of roots going deep into the soil, they are more winter-hardy than some other landscape/groundcover roses. They are hardy to USDA Zone 4.

  6. Your Easy Garden Team April 9, 2016 at 2:09 pm #

    Karen, the list of plants that deer eat and don’t eat is somewhat dependent on your location. The internet is loaded with lists of these types of plants, but we’d also suggest that you contact your local Extension Service to see what deer proof plants are most appropriate for your area. WE can tell you that from all reports from our home garden testers, deer tend to leave Flower Carpet roses alone

  7. Lina March 14, 2017 at 4:46 pm #

    Do they grow under trees? How much shade can they tolerate?

  8. Your Easy Garden Team March 16, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

    Hi Lina, Flower Carpet roses need at least 6 hours of sun in order to send off blooms. Less than that will result in considerably fewer blooms, as with all roses. So, it really depends on where under your tree you’d be able to place them and how heavy the foliage canopy is on your tree (in other words, how much sunlight the plant will get). Hope this helps!

  9. Cassandra April 11, 2018 at 4:24 pm #

    Hi I just purchased carpet roses and it says to plant 3 feet apart so…. is that stem to stem 3 feet?

  10. Your Easy Garden Team April 13, 2018 at 1:05 pm #


  11. francine April 25, 2018 at 12:30 am #

    I recently purchased thirty-six Appleblossom Flower Carpet bare root roses from Easy to Grow Bulbs. I was disappointed that the size of these rose bushes was very inconsistent,ranging from bushes with many canes to tiny bushes with only two. These were advertised as #1 rose bushes and clearly all were not.Thirteen of them died (mostly the smallest ones) and Easy to Grow promptly issued a refund for my dead roses. They were great to work with. It is too late for bare root in my area so I went to my local Lowes and luckily they had enough Appleblossom Flower Carpet roses to replace my dead ones. Three of the newly planted bushes have started to bloom and the flowers are orange not the soft pink of Appleblossom. The pink pots these bushes were planted in were clearly marked Appleblossom as were the markers with pictures in the pots. They all were grown by HG Fallbrook, CA… What’s the deal?

  12. Your Easy Garden Team April 25, 2018 at 2:05 pm #

    Hello Francine, we’re checking with our head US office in CA and will get back to you with an answer ASAP. Thanks for your patience and please accept our apologies for this ordeal.

  13. francine April 25, 2018 at 10:38 pm #

    Thanks.. will be waiting to hear from you.

  14. Your Easy Garden Team April 26, 2018 at 5:09 pm #

    Hi Francine, can you tell me which Lowe’s store you purchased them from? We’re trying to determine if the grower can supply that Lowe’s with 3 replacement Appleblossom Flower Carpets but need to know the location of the store. You can send that info to me at jbrower@TesselaarUSA.com or reply here, whichever you’d prefer.

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