If you’re after a tough and low maintenance flower to cover a sunny bare spot in the garden, then a rose from the award-winning Flower Carpet® series from Anthony Tesselaar (www.tesselaar.com) is a fantastic choice.
And with Flower Carpet roses being sold in pots (rather than bare-rooted), it means that you can plant them year-round. Mid-autumn is a great time to get them into the ground as they can start to establish before the cool weather sets in.
Flower Carpet roses are super hardy. When you see great looking displays of Flower Carpet roses growing in parks, council gardens and along road sides, you know they’re one resilient plant!
They’re compact roses, growing to around 80 cm tall and wide and will flower profusely from spring to late autumn. They look fantastic when grown as a border or massed planting but are equally suited to a container. They’re drought hardy once established and easy to maintain. Just cut them back by around a third in late winter or early spring to help keep them looking tidy and compact.
Flower Carpet roses come in a range of gorgeous colours, including rich red, buttery yellow, crisp white, peach and pastel and bright pink.