Carpet Roses - Knowledgebase Question

West Covina, Ca
Question by rolomoore
December 28, 2009
We live in So. CA. and would like to plant carpet roses along the edge of the driveway. We prefer a rose that doesn't grow as high as regular roses. Is this a good choice? Thank you


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Answer from NGA
December 28, 2009

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There are so many different carpet roses that I'm sure you'll find the perfect one for your garden. They thrive in full sunshine, many grow less than 2' tall, which makes them perfect for a low growing ground cover. Some to consider include 'Baby Blanket' which is a repeat bloomer with frilled pink blossoms. 'Electric Blanket'
develops double, salmon-pink blooms with a light, sweet scent and grows 18" tall and spreads about 2'. 'Happy' is a rich red rose, grows only 12 to 15 inches in height, with a spread of about 18 inches. Its small semidouble currant-red flowers have no fragrance but plenty of presence, appearing in generous trusses. Its leaves are dark and glossy. Hope one of these suggestions is just right for your landscape.

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