Drift roses have become very popular in the last few years. Drift roses are a perfect compliment to the Knock Out rose or can be used as a smaller alternative.
The compact, but stunning Drift rose is a perfect rose bush for planting around the house or in a small bed. Drift roses are ideal in a group or around trees. Try planting in a hedge for stunning color.
- The Apricot Drift has a unique color. It's one of our favorites! Each bloom is lush with colorful petals that really attract attention.
- If you are looking for a maintenance-free rose, Drift roses are as close as they come! They do not need to be pruned and are disease-resistant.
- Drift® roses share that same extended bloom time (spring through the first frost) as the Knock Out rose, but in a smaller package ideal for small yards and beds. Expect a mature growth of just 1.5' feet tall and up to 2 feet wide.
Why Is My Drift Rose Not Flowering?
Improper fertilization is often one of the main causes of the Drift barely blooming or not blooming at all.
How To Prune An Apricot Drift
Right before spring, you can prune your Drift Rose flowering shrub. Its not required but it will help maintain vigor and strength as well as encourage better blooming. We recommend pruning back, about 1/2 size.
Where Should I Plant This Rose Bush?
Plant this adaptable rose in a spot that has full sun to part shade exposure in growing zones 4-10.
Drift Roses are so easy to care for. Basically just plant, water, and thats it!
At the time of planting, water your drift rose daily for at least 1 week with a hose. Make sure that the root ball is throughly saturated so that it does not dry out. If you have an sprinkler system, we still recommend hand watering just to ensure success.
We suggest a quality slow release fertilizer to mix in or sprinkler around each drift rose. The slow release fertilizer will ensure your drift rose will be covered in blooms! Fertilize 2 times a year. Once in the spring, and again in the summer.
Right before spring, you can prune your drift rose. Its not required but it will help maintain vigor and strength as well as encourage better blooming. We recommend pruning back, about 1/2 size. Drift Roses are really easy and just a pleasure to add to your landscape.
Enchant your gardens and patios with the Apricot Drift® Rose today. It is perfect for filling in all those odd places or even planted as a border or backdrop to other perennials. Not only is the Drift Rose a perfect size and shape, it produces beautiful blooms from spring all the way to frost!
We recommend planting in clusters for more color. Space each drift rose about 3-5 feet apart. A staggered look is even better and will also look natural.
For additional options, be sure to browse our Drift Roses collection.
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|Mature Height||1-2 Feet|
|Mature Width||2-3 Feet|
|Brand||The Drift Rose|