Red Ribbons® Groundcover Rose

Superb Cold Hardiness and Quick Spread!
Item # 28182
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Rich color to carpet your garden.

Red Ribbons® is a fabulous carpet of brilliant color for the sunny garden. Willing to repeat all season, covering itself in clusters of eye-catching crimson, it is a joy whether used as a "cover-up" for leggier taller roses or in solitary splendor as the dense, spreading beauty that it is. It quickly reaches 2¼ feet high and 4 feet wide, its dark green foliage looking fantastic even when not dotted with blooms.

Introduced in 1990 by Kordes of Germany, this rose immediately gained attention for its superb disease resistance and spirited color. The scent isn't much to write home about, but these 2½-inch semi- to fully double blooms, which open from charming pointed, ovoid buds, really have an impact, even from across the garden. They begin in early summer in most climates, and continue intermittently all the way through late summer. The plants are extremely tough and vigorous, proving themselves to be resistant to most diseases and pests and tolerant of cold, drought, heat, and humidity. This is one groundcover rose you want spreading throughout your beds and borders or spilling over the sides of containers. Var: 'KORtemma' (PP#9,115). Zones 4-9.

Genus Rosa
Variety 'KORtemma'
ppaf PP#9,115
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Spreading
PlantHeight 24 in - 2 ft 6 in
PlantWidth 5 ft - 7 ft
Additional Characteristics Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Double Bloom, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Hips
Bloom Color Red
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape Double, Semi-double
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy, Leathery
Fragrance Light, Sweet
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Common Rust, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Powdery Mildew, Rust, Scorching
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Landscapes, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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Overall Rating: 5 Stars
  Average Based on 2 Review(s)
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Great Hardy Rose, Covers the Ground First Year
Laura C, Hondo from TX wrote (March 01, 2013):
This rose has a beautiful scent, don't let the description fool you!! The least maintenance rose in my yard, it rarely needs spraying for blackspot, has never had any other fungus or disease. It doesn't require much water even though it never has shade and has been planted in poor soil. The only thing I recommend is that it should be planted in a place that can stay mulched with NO grass. I made the mistake of planting it in a grassy natural spot and it's extremely difficult to weed eat around and underneath this rose because its sprawling. It's a two person job. When it gets out of control, I trim it up like a miniature rose.
Red Ribbons are the all time best!
Cindy Nowers from UT wrote (August 01, 2012):
I bought these about 5 years ago along with many others. I live in Utah where it is sometimes hard to grow roses. These grow like wild and bloom continueously.