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Creeping Red Rose

Rosa 'Creeping Red'

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Creeping Red Rose (Rosa 'Creeping Red') at Greenbloom Landscape Design

Creeping Red Rose flowers

Creeping Red Rose flowers

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Height:  24 inches

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Flower Carpet Rose

Group/Class:  Groundcover Rose

Description:

Masses of bright red blossoms are presented on this true easy care groundcover rose; simple to grow and easy to maintain with no spraying; cut back to one third in late winter

Ornamental Features

Creeping Red Rose is covered in stunning fragrant red flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Creeping Red Rose is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

Creeping Red Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Creeping Red Rose will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Bark  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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