Red Ribbons Groundcover Rose
Superb Cold Hardiness and Quick Spread!
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.
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Great Hardy Rose, Covers the Ground First Year
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!
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.
Easy as 1-2-3
Anyone can grow roses - all that's needed is a spot with 6 hours of sun a day. Roses are even well suited to container growing, so you don't have the excuse of no garden space!
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What to ExpectContainer roses should typically be planted in late spring and fall. They’re easy to plant (all you need is a trowel), and they provide instant gratification, as they aren’t dormant and will have buds within a few short weeks, if they don’t when they arrive. They’re also perfect for transplanting into containers and make an attractive gift.
Container roses are usually nicely leafed out, and may even have flowers on them, which is a great way for you to know when you purchase them what they’re going to look and smell like.
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