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The Drifts are true groundcover roses created specifically for small gardens and combination planters. Their low spreading habit also makes them perfect for container gardening and hanging baskets.
This exciting new series is composed of six cultivars that provide a complete range of color solutions. Continuosly blooming from spring to early frost, they are naturally dwarf, with very dark glossy attractive foliage.
Drift Roses fit a special niche in the shrub rose market. They were created in direct response to increased consumer demand for smaller everblooming plants. They are also suitable for combination planters, hanging baskets and 10″ deco pots.
Drift Roses are a cross between full-size groundcover roses and miniatures. From the former they kept the toughness, vigor, disease-resistance and winter hardiness. From the miniatures, they inherited their well-mangaed size and repeat-blooming nature.
Tested on both coasts, the Drifts are winter hardy to Zone 5 and show very good resistance to rust, powdery mildew and black spot. They will require no spraying except in the most black spot prone areas of the Deep South.
Pruning: Drifts should be pruned back to 4″ in the late winter for best repeat performance year after year.