Apricot Drift® Rose Bush

Product Description

If you are looking to add subtle yet enticing color to your yard, the Apricot Drift Rose bush will do just that!

The elegant Apricot Drift Rose features an authentic ground cover habit and offers a fresh look to any landscape or garden. Its double apricot colored flowers will begin blooming in spring and offer a beautiful season-long show of color. The Rosa Meimirrote blooms contrast nicely with the dark green foliage that stays green year round.

The low, spreading habit of Drift Roses makes them ideal for small gardens, hillsides and perennial beds. They will brighten up an array of border types, fill any empty spaces and spread nicely around your already established plants, paths, and walkways.

Apricot Drift Rose Care

The Apricot Rose is best suited for sunny areas and will adapt to a variety of soil types. Our Rose Soil Mix will work wonders for amending your native soil. Can be grown in zones 5-10 as with all of our Drift Roses. It has winter hardiness and can be grown in most of the United States.

This Drift series of roses is tough and disease resistant. Applying a slow release fertilizer in early spring will help these shrub roses flourish during the growing season. Deadheading spent flower blossoms will encourage more flowering. Double apricot colored flowers begin blooming in spring and if placed in full sun will rebloom again and again.

These miniature roses stay a manageable size at 1-2 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide.

Suited for small gardens or along paths. Check out our Rose Grow Guide for information on growing roses and How to Plant a Rose Bush for growing groundcover roses!

Shop the Apricot Drift Rose for sale to display a season long array of color!

Botanical Name

Rosa 'Meimirrote'

Sunlight Full Sun
Flower Color Apricot
Foliage Color Dark green
Mature Height 1-2 ft
Mature Width 2-3 ft
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Disease resistant
  • Drought tolerant
  • Showy flowers
  • Reblooming

Shipping Info

Once your Apricot Drift® Rose Bush order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

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No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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The Apricot Drift® Rose Bush does best in full sun or partial shade, too much shade can reduce flower development. Soil should be rich in organic matter. Amending soil by mixing your own soil with a supplemented, enriched soil can help in offering them an ideal growth environment.

Roses tolerate only mild drought, and should be watered regularly especially until established. Roses as a general rule prefer to be watered at their base, such as by a drip system. Frequently wet leaves can lead to a variety of fungal or pest problems.

Pruning is very important to promote densely growing, well producing Roses. Early spring is the optimum pruning time in most areas. Faded flowers can be snipped at any time to encourage repeat bloom (rather than seed) production.

Click here for our more extensive Rose Grow Guide

Planting Instructions

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Apricot Drift® Rose Bush, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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  1. Jene Pitsenbarger

    There is nothing better than roses bushes, or trees. I started last yr with a the rose bush they bloom all the time. I always plant them with recommended rose food. Put them in nice black dirt and water them and they will bloom over and over, Survived the winter I am in zone 5. I kept this one in the container, it is stated that they can be grown in containers mine are blooming now just shortly after I got them. They are suppose to get at least 6 hours of sunlight to bloom better. Very Pleased Shipped Quick and in excellent condition.

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  2. Murray Taylor

    I bought the 1 gallons and they were very full plants. Ordered 6 and they came in the same box, with bamboo stakes in them which I guess helps keep the, from being turned over in the box. Planted and have been watering. Thanks Perfect Plants.

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  3. Lindsey kavalow

    Shipped well and carefully! Plants are mature with many blooms. I am hoping for the Best!

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  4. Savannah Grace

    My roses were a Mothers Day gift. I ordered 5 for mom and they showed up yesterday. They were packed very well in the box. Plants had mix of blooms and open flowers. Mom is going to be so impressed! Thanks Perfect Plants

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  5. sharon keaton

    I purchased 2 of these roses and they came in great condition, I will be buying them again in the Spring. The flowers change shades as the bud out, just beautiful.

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  6. Lynn (verified owner)

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    Thanks to the awesome packing job, my rose bushes arrived in great condition despite being a little travel weary. They are currently thriving as you can see from my pictures! I will definitely be ordering more from Perfect Plants when I finish the other side of the garden!

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Lynn, thank you for your review on the apricot drift rose. We are so glad you are pleased and cant wait to help your garden grow even more!

  7. Timothy Green (verified owner)

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    Perfect condition and healthy. Amazing customer service. I had several questions about ordering online. They answer all of my questions very fast and beyond helpful.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Thank you for the feedback on the Apricot Drift Rose.

  8. Lisa (verified owner)

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    Bored of the same old red and pink knock out roses at Home Depot and other places, I surfed the net to find something a bit different. The many different colors offered by Perfect Plants were just what I was looking for. Lovely coral, peach, apricot, white – so many to choose from! What arrived were six beautiful plants, thoughtfully and extremely well packaged, arrived in perfect condition. They are thriving in my garden. Of all the roses I ordered online this year, these were the only ones that arrived looking as good as the day they were packed. Thank you, Perfect Plants, my new “go to” rose bush supplier.

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Wow! Thank you Lisa for this very thoughtful review on our Apricot Drift Rose. We are so so glad you love your new rose bushes! Enjoy them :)

  9. gail allen (verified owner)

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    they arrived beautiful , strong and ever so healthy. great stewards of all their living things. very grateful, gail

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Gail, thank you for your kind words on our Apricot Drift rose bush. We are so glad it arrived safe and sound. Hope you love it!!

  10. Stephanie (verified owner)

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    Plants arrived in great shape and in a timely manner. They’re in the ground and already showing new growth.😊

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Glad to hear, Stephanie! We hope you enjoy your blooms on your apricot drift rose for many years to come!

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