White Drift® Groundcover Rose

White Drift® Groundcover Rose

A Blanket of Floral "Snow" Over 3 Seasons!

Item # 27136
Ships in Spring at the proper planting time for your zone. View schedule.
Buy 3+ at $19.95 ea
Buy 5+ at $17.95 ea

We can't say enough good things about Drift® groundcover roses! They come from the House of Meilland in France, a venerable old family of rose growers who brought us the super-hardy, super-tough Meidiland Roses decades before the Knock Outs® and other shrub roses arrived on the scene. The Drift® series combines the best merits of full-sized groundcover roses with miniature roses, and the results are simply spectacular.

Here's how these roses behave: they have the tough garden presence, winter hardiness, and disease resistance of fine Meidiland groundcover varieties, coupled with the repeat-blooming ability and small size of traditional miniature roses. White Drift® brings you hundreds of small, fully double, exquisitely formed, gleaming white blooms over 3 seasons every year, beginning in mid-spring and ending in mid-fall in nearly every climate. The flowers are upturned and boast the classic hybrid tea high centers, sport about 30 to 35 petals each), and arise from pointed ovoid buds. They appear in waves, with a few weeks' rest between bouts of flowering. You will be blown back by their beauty!

White Drift® reaches just 1½ feet high in full bloom, and spreads to about 2½ feet wide. The foliage is dark green, lush, and very healthy, even in hot and humid southern and southwestern climates. Yet it is hardy through zone 5 in the north!

Give this plant full sun, excellent soil drainage, and a lot of pampering the first year. Roses always bloom better in enriched soil, so feed it regularly, but beyond normal care, you will find it very adaptable to stresses. For best dense, spreading habit, be sure to cut the plant back in early spring, after the last anticipated frost. Enjoy this lovely rose in containers, too! Zones 5-11.