Sweet & Subtle Pink Flowers Rebloom All Year Long
Add some sweetness to your landscape with the Sweet Drift Rose Bush candy pink blooms that cover the plant!
The elegant Sweet Drift pink Rose features an authentic ground cover habit and offers a fresh look to any landscape or garden. Clusters of clear pink double flowers sit atop dark green glossy foliage and bloom in abundance throughout the season. They offer a beautiful season-long show of color.
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.
Awarded for best groundcover at the Biltmore International Rose Trials in North Carolina. Its abundant continuous flowering and exceptional disease resistance make this rose a perfect choice for use along pathways, hillsides, or at the front of a border in many home landscapes.
HOW TO CARE FOR DRIFT GROUNDCOVER ROSES
The Sweet Drift Rose is best suited for sunny areas and will adapt to a variety of soil types. Our Rose Soil Mix is the best choice for amending native soils with proper soil nutrition when planting drift roses.
The Drift series can benefit from the addition of slow release fertilizer at the top of the root ball once a year in the early spring growing season. Deadheading spent flower blossoms will encourage repeat blooms to appear. Mulching with organic matter will help retain moisture and keep your roses looking healthy even after the first freeze of late fall.
This easy to grow shrub rose prefers full sun when planted in the ground. Highly recommend watering thoroughly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. This does not ship bare root. Check out our blog on Winter Care for Roses.
Grow this full size ground cover rose across the United States in USDA growing zones 4-11. It is very cold hardy and also drought tolerant. At full maturity, this dwarf rose bush can grow up to 1-2 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide.
Shop the Sweet Drift Rose Bush for sale. They are easy to care for and make beautiful flower carpets.
Once your Sweet 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.
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.
Growing 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 (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.
The Sweet 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.
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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 Sweet 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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This was my second order of Drift roses (7 bushes) they are beautiful. But my first order of 15 Drift roses look awful. They don't have any blooms. They are puny and look sick. I have treated them with Immunox a few days ago, but they still look sick compared with my second order.