Roses forum: the drift series

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Name: dana aka iris28
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dana
Feb 6, 2010 10:55 PM CST
does any one grow the drifts,, i want to try peach drift. it sounds good. and edmunds is selling them own root. id like to grow it in a raised planting with a lavender one ...lavender simplicity maybe. it will be in an obvious place so i wanted one that was always packed with blooms
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BlissfulGarden
Feb 6, 2010 11:15 PM CST
I grow Pink Drift and love it. I planted both the Drift and the Oso Easy series this past season to see which would perform better. The Oso Easy bushes were awful... infrequent blooms and lots of wild canes shooting out all over the place. They were definitely not the mannerly groundcover rose as they claim in their advertising. The Drifts, however, were fabulous. They bloomed consistently and profusely for the entire season and stayed neatly low to the ground. They are very disease resistant and haven't dropped a single leaf even through our unexpected hard freezes. In fact, they are still in bloom. I'm a fan!
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Name: dana aka iris28
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dana
Feb 6, 2010 11:21 PM CST
great ! and even though edmunds did me wrong .. they are selling them own root so they maybe a decent size. im guessing they will sell them bare root like everything else so they have to be a yr or 2 old. if i order early i may not run into the same prob..
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zuzu
Feb 6, 2010 11:51 PM CST

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I have peach, pink, and apricot. My problem with them is that they're so short. They easily get obscured by other plants growing close to them and they don't display much fighting spirit. Other short roses make an effort to grow taller to get some sun, but these don't, so I'd advise you not to put anything taller too close to them.
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BlissfulGarden
Feb 7, 2010 12:25 AM CST
Yep, very true. Mine are planted on a slope under a vitex. The sun hits there at an angle, so they get sun, but I wouldn't want anything taller to be growing under the vitex.
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Calif_Sue
Feb 7, 2010 12:17 PM CST

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I have Peach Drift, almost constant bloom, anout a foot in height though so as Zuzu said, they can easily be obscured depending where you plant it.

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Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
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dana
Feb 7, 2010 12:38 PM CST
i wanted it for a colorful container.. im having dh build a 4' long box to go next to the chain link fence. the neighbors fence jets out about 4 ft from our garage. there is enough dirt on our side to plant morning glories or something(about 3''). but when the new neighbors moved in they made a ring of dead grass around their yard.. a roundup ring i guess. besides they would die if i climbed anything on that fence. (i hate chain link) so to beautify the drive way/ garage area i want a big planter to hide the fence.. so ive been thinking about putting peach drift and a lavender groundcover type rose for color.. i didnt want anything huge there poking me in the eye when i get out of the car.. i already have that further down the driveway with a climber that reaches out lol i plan on putting something else in there to compliment but im not sure what. what will bloom all summer and trail and not clash with lavender and peach,, calibicoa and white petunias.. or dark purple .. Help

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