Red Drift® Rose Bush

Product Description

The Red Drift Rose plant has petite blooms that are perfect for making a subtle yet distinct statement.

This elegant rose bush features an authentic ground cover habit and offers a fresh look to any landscape or garden. This rose bush has the most petite flowers of all of the Drift Roses.

Deep red flowers with a soft faded yellow center bloom in abundance throughout the growing season, offering a beautiful season-long show of color. Check out the fully double red drift rose reviews!

The low, spreading habit  and disease resistance of these miniature rose plants makes them ideal for small gardens, hillsides, rock walls or edges, and perennial beds. They will brighten up an array of border types, fill any empty spaces, and spread nicely around your already established plants. Perfect for mass plantings too!

Drift Roses Care

The Red Drift Rose bush is best suited for full sun areas and will adapt to a variety of soil types but prefers well draining soil.

This dwarf rose bush can get up to 1-2 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide. It is easy to grow across the United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 5-10.

This groundcover rose has continuous blooms starting in early spring and going all the way until the mid fall. Deadheading spent buds will encourage more red blooms.

A slow release fertilizer at the base of the plant will stimulate long blooms and dark green foliage. This plant has excellent disease resistance to black spot.

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Check out our Rose Grow Guide for more information on growing roses and miniature knock out roses! The Popcorn Drift, Pink Drift, Peach Drift, and Sweet Drift are other excellent choices for low maintenance roses!

Botanical Name

Rosa 'Meigalpio'

Sunlight Full Sun
Flower Color Deep pink, red
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 Red 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.

upside down test

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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Care

The Red 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 Red 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. Lorene

    Roses are coming up already!!

  2. Karly Jant

    This drift rose is doing excellent in my flower gardens!!! So many roses are reblooming

    • Perfect Plants

      We are so happy you are pleased with your new drift rose bush!

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