'Flower Carpet Scarlet' Ground Cover Rose - 4L Pot
Gorgeous eye-catching ground cover rose
The ‘Flower Carpet Scarlet’ is a ground cover bush rose that is famed for its eye-catching appearance as well its resistance to disease. One of the easiest roses to grow it is also tolerant of drought once it has been established. This long flowering plant blooms from May until September and produces masses of vibrant, scarlet roses which are incredibly eye-catching even from a distance. Happiest in a sunny spot this hardy and compact rose is perfect for low borders and patio pots. Extremely easy to grow and maintain, this flower carpet requires no pruning or spraying.
|Flowering Period||Repeat flowering|
|Flower Colour||Bright scarlet|
|Features||Petals fall away cleanly|
|Supplied As||5.5L Pot|
|Height on Arrival Your rose's height depends on when you buy it and the type of rose you buy. Some roses are pruned to 15cm high when dormant. This ensures when you go to plant your rose it won't get uprooted in the wind and is less liable to disease.||15-60cm (6-24in)|
|Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions.||60cm x 90cm (2 x 3ft)|
Key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing between bushes, determined by a rose's eventual height and spread.
Bare root & containerised plants have different planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak your plant's roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised plants it is important to drench your plant's rootball. With bare root it can be useful to prune woody roots back a few inches, while with containerised plants, it is important to free any spiralized roots growing around the rootball's circumference. With bare root plants, dig a hole so as to ensure the graft point is above the soil, while with containerised plants, ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground.
Bare root & containerised plants also share planting requirements. Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your plant a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem.
Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.
Our Roses are carefully pruned during the colder month to ensure that there will be strong, healthy growth in spring. For that reason, you may find that a Rose that arrives early in the year is cut back to around 6 inches above the ground. Have no fear, it will burst into life come spring and will grow to 2 ft plus in the first year.
Later in the year, we endeavour to send out a Rose with several buds just about ready to burst into flower. We ensure this supply by staggering the early pruning to delay flowering. Although not always possible, the majority of customer will receive a plant with flowers ready to bloom.
We wrap the roots of our bare root plants and use compost to keep them moist during transport. This extra bit of protection prevents them from drying out and makes sure your plant gets off to a flying start.
Our Rose grower has spent years developing the perfect packaging to protect your plant. The extra thick, cardboard box has a specially designed clamp to hold the pot in place at the bottom of the box. This prevents any movement during transit, keeping your plant safe.
Rose plants are easy to grow. Your plant’s growth and output will likely be fine providing you followed our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common queries:
- Hardiness: Modern roses are produced from a amalgamation of rose species - many of which that are from far colder regions than the UK - and are fully hardy.
- Position: Rose plants benefit from being planted in full sun. Planting your plant in a sheltered spot will allow the plant to put more resources into flowering.
- Soil Types: Soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Having said that, less than ideal conditions will reduce growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your plant of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases. Similarly, compressed soils can starve a plant of oxygen and water, so do not compress the soil when planting. Aeration can be improved further with mulching.
- Planting in Pots: Patio and miniature roses will suffice in 40cm pots, while compact ground cover and climbing roses will suffice in 60cm containers. Key is to prune your rose's roots prior to planting to encourage fibrous growth, apply mulch and water regularly in the warmer months.
Our roses are carefully pruned during the colder months to help them develop strong, healthy growth in spring. For this reason, you may find that a rose arriving early in the year is cut back to around 6 inches above the ground. Rest assured that they will burst into life come springtime, growing to 2ft (or more) in the first year.
Later in the year, our trusted nursery will endeavour to send out roses with several buds that are almost ready to open. They ensure this by staggering early pruning to delay the flowering period. Although not always possible, the majority of customers will receive a plant with flowers that are about to bloom.
Nursery staff will wrap the roots of bare root plants and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra bit of protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start.
Our trusted rose grower has spent years developing the perfect packaging to protect your plant. The extra thick cardboard box has a specially designed clamp to hold the pot in place at the bottom of the box. This prevents any movement during transit, keeping your rose nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
Bare root and containerised roses have differing planting requirements, detailed below:
- Watering: Bare root roses should have their roots soaked in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised roses, it is important to drench their root ball before planting.
- Pruning: Another difference is that for bare root roses, it is useful to prune their woody roots back a few inches. However, for containerised roses, you should free any spiralized roots growing around their rootball's circumference.
- Planting: With bare root roses, you should dig a hole to enable the graft point to be above the soil, but with containerised roses, the pot should sit no lower than an inch below the ground.
- With both, you should dig a hole that is twice the radius of their rootball. Stake your roses no more than 2 - 3 inches from the stem, and make sure that they are pointing away from the prevailing wind.
- Fill the planting hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, finishing with fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Take care to not compress the soil.
- Provide your rose with a generous watering.
- Add mulch on top (this can be bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould, and stones), and ensure that these do not touch the stem of your rose.
- Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring.
- Hardiness: Modern roses are produced from an amalgamation of a rose species, and many of which are accustomed to conditions colder than the UK’s.
- Position: Roses benefit from being planted in full sun. Planting your rose in a sheltered spot will also allow them to put greater resources into their flowering display.
- Soil: Soil types can be an unwelcome confusion as many plants will adapt to their conditions. Nonetheless, less than ideal conditions will certainly limit your rose’s growth. Waterlogged soils will starve them of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis; causing their roots to rot and creating an optimal environment for disease.
- Pots: Patio and miniature roses work well in 40cm pots, while compact and climbing roses are better suited to 60cm containers. You should prune your rose's roots before planting to encourage fibrous growth, and apply mulch and water frequently during the warmer months.
|Deciduous Or Evergreen||Deciduous|
|Common Name||Ground Cover Rose|
|Flowering Month||July, August, September|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Is Scented?||Yes, Mildly|
|Supplied As||4L Pot|
|Supplied As||4L-5L Pot|
|Type||Ornamental Shrubs, Rose Plants|
|Is Disease Resistant?||Yes|