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Sweet Drift Rose


 
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Product Code: ROSSWD1

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Rosa 'Meiswetdom' - Sweet Drift Rose - PLANT PATENT APPLIED FOR


Overall Description



Sweet Drift Rose is one of the newer additions to the Drift Rose Series, and has the best double blooms of all the Drift varieties. Sweet Drift produces very tight double blooms of clean light pastel pink flowers from early spring right on thru until the first hard frost. Drift Roses are a hybrid cross between full sized traditional groundcover roses, and miniature roses. Like all Drift Roses, the Sweet Drift Rose has outstanding disease & pest resistance with little to no maintenance required. They have a gently spreading growth habit, and will even drape over rock walls if given the opportunity.

The Sweet Drift Rose variety has such impressive blooms that we highly suggest using them out in front of slightly taller plantings, or anywhere visibility will be high. They are "self cleaning" - meaning that there is no need to dead head, or remove expired blooms.......unless you just enjoy that kind of thing, lol.

We strongly suggest that all Drift Roses be pruned back in late winter / early spring after the last frost - to a height of approx 4" - 6". This type of pruning will allow for maximum new growth for the entire season, and maximum bloom capacity too. Also keeps an extremely nice dense, compact form to the shrub. No need to do anything else to them for the entire year........just sit back & watch them do their thing!!




Plant Facts & Specifications



--Mature Height : 1 - 2 ft

--Mature Width : 2 - 3 ft.

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 8" - 12" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 10

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial shade

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly sandy - well drained with plenty of organic matter is preferred.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Excellent dark green foliage provides an optimal backdrop for the pure white blooms. New growth will have a very slight reddish tint.....maturing to the medium dark green.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - Nice petite double blooms that tend to bloom in medium to large sized clusters. Bloom color is a very light, soft pastel pink. Fragrance is noticeable in mid season, but never overpowering - most fragrant of the Drift Series of Roses.

--Diseases / Insects :
No major problems - black spot may be seen in areas of the very Deep South.

--Recommended Spacing :
2 feet apart for hedge type planting, or in mass groundcover applications.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.


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