How To Plant Flower Carpet Roses In Containers

Dave Epstein of Growing Wisdom shows you how to plant the hardy, beautiful Flower Carpet Rose in a container. Yes, a container!


Here are few examples of how Flower Carpet works in containers – either on its own or mixed with annuals and perennials.  You’ll see that they look great in a wide array of containers – from rustic to refined!

easy container display

Bunching containers together creates a nice full-looking container display.


easy care landscape plants

Flower Carpet Appleblossom works nicely in Victorian container


easy care roses

The soft shades of Heuchera (Coral Bells) work nicely with Flower Carpet Coral.


easy care container plants

container gardens

Single white pots with single color plants (shown here, Flower Carpet Yellow and Flower Carpet  Scarlet) add elegance to any setting. Photo by Lieuwe J. Zander,


bullet proof roses

Container of Flower Carpet with Lady’s Mantel and Carex perched on a stone wall


Flower Carpet red in container

This mix of single – plant containers can be easily moved and switched around throughout the summer.


Flower Carpet Rose Pink Supreme

Flower Carpet Pink Supreme as backdrop to large whiskey-barrel fountain


low maintenance roses

White-on-white – simply elegant! Photo by Lieuwe J. Zander,


growing Flower Carpet roses in containers

This large, built-in wall container is the perfect size for Flower Carpet Scarlet.

Click here for more tips on growing Flower Carpet roses in containers.








18 Responses to How To Plant Flower Carpet Roses In Containers

  1. doris walton April 7, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

    Love ,love the beautiful colors .

  2. Christine Horan April 27, 2015 at 4:31 pm #

    Has anyone had luck growing mini orange & banana trees in the n.E . Of N.E. Of the USA in containers ?

  3. Your Easy Garden Team April 29, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

    We don’t have any experience with either of those in containers but perhaps some of our readers have. Sorry we can’t be of more assistance.

  4. jeraldene May 26, 2015 at 6:52 am #

    Where are carpet roses found in Columbus, ga?

  5. Your Easy Garden Team May 26, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

    Found at most garden centers and big box stores.

  6. Kerry D Taylor April 26, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

    Your email, recd April 25th, starts “looking for simple container ideas?” The 2nd photo is of a Flower Carpet rose in an old galvanized bucket in front of what looks like an old, weathered barn wall. Hoping you can identify which Flower Carpet rose is in the picture. The colors are of an old climber my grandmother had eons ago. Would love to have one. Thank you!!

  7. Your Easy Garden Team April 26, 2017 at 4:50 pm #

    I believe that the photo you’re referencing is Flower Carpet Red. It’s one of the original varieties and does well in most climates, including hot, dry ones. It’s not a climber but does put out long stems, as you can see on the photo. You can purchase them online through Easy To Grow Bulbs but you should order soon because I don’t believe they have much inventory left. There’s another variety that’s similar in color called Flower Carpet Scarlet. That variety is was bred to withstand high heat and humidity, particularly in areas like the Southeast or any areas that have high humidity during the summer months. Flower Carpet is also sold at garden centers throughout the US but not all centers carry all 9 colors so that’s why I’d recommend the Easy To Grow Bulbs option :

  8. Bleebo April 30, 2017 at 1:22 pm #

    Up in Zone 5, I was always told roses can’t survive in containers. Can flower Carpet Roses thrive for several years in pots? How should they be handled in winter? Thank you.

  9. Your Easy Garden Team April 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    You will need to bring them indoors (basement or garage)

  10. Ken Bourne May 3, 2017 at 5:41 pm #

    In Zone 3 ( in the Cariboo of BC, Canada) most roses will survive in the Winter ( down to minus 40C) if the roots are soaked just before first frost, and the plants are covered with a deep mulch of old hay or straw. I prune them in the Spring so that I can see any die-back and cut just below the black area at a bud that is facing outwards, where the stem is green and live.
    Another way is to dig a trench on one side of the rose, lay rose in trench cover with soil, and the put a mulch on top.

  11. Your Easy Garden Team May 11, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

    HI Ken, Thanks for these helpful hints! The trench method does work well for overwintering “standards” or tree roses in cold areas. Thanks again for sharing.

  12. Kim May 30, 2017 at 7:26 pm #

    I live in a high-rise building with a storage area. It it be okay to winter the roses in the storage unit – there is NO natural light however there is occasionally overhead lighting people will leave on. Additionally – do you water the roses over the winter ?

  13. Your Easy Garden Team May 31, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

    Hi Kim, if the storage area is cool enough they should overwinter there, as we know that many people in colder zones who grow their Flower Carpets in containers do overwinter them in unheated garages. Before storing them there, I’d suggest that you make certain the soil is damp but not too soggy. Depending on your climate, it’s also possible that you could store them right where they’re already located outdoors. If you’re in Zones 5 or colder, you could wrap the container with bubble wrap and place it close to the building for added protection, again, just making certain that the soil isn’t totally dry when putting them to rest. Depending on your climate, the roses will look like they’ve died but they’ve simply gone dormant. Come spring, just cut them back by about 2/3’s, water and feed and move to their regular location and you should be fine. Please feel free to send along any other questions.

  14. Christine May 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm #

    Where can you buy these rises

  15. Judie Brower May 7, 2018 at 3:50 pm #

    Depending on your location you should be able to find them at your local Home Depot or Lowes. Online they’re available via Amazon and through Monrovia’s website

  16. Your Easy Garden Team May 8, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

    You can try your local Home Depot or Lowes, or purchase online from or on Amazon. Monrovia Nursery also offers a shopping service if you can’t find them elsewhere

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  18. Judie Brower June 13, 2018 at 7:50 pm #

    Pat, I’m sorry about this but we do not send text messages, so I’m not sure what you’re getting. It’s not from Your Easy Garden or Tesselaar plants.

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