Rosa 'Peach Drift' flowers
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Height: 18 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Group/Class: Dwarf Shrub Rose
A distinct dwarf shrub rose variety producing flushes of lovely cupped peach blooms all season; a low rounded habit; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil
Peach Drift Rose features showy clusters of lightly-scented peach cup-shaped flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Peach Drift Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. 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 is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care 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 and butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Peach Drift Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Peach Drift Rose will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast 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.