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.








7 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 ?

    • 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.

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

    Where are carpet roses found in Columbus, ga?

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

      Found at most garden centers and big box stores.

  4. 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!!

    • 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 :

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