Red Ribbons® Groundcover Rose
Quick spreading and ready for cold winters
Blackspot, mildew, and rust never get a foothold here!
When the garden occasion calls for opulence, Red Ribbons® is the best way we know to grow a lush carpet of scarlet finery that perfectly complements all surrounding plants or serves as a breathtaking stand-alone. This groundcover shrub rose decorates the sunny border with large clusters of blooms in regular waves from one end of summer to the other, banked all the while by fresh, lush, extremely disease-resistant foliage. It is considered by many the best red groundcover rose ever introduced, and we at Jackson & Perkins would have to agree.
The blooms offer brilliant color for any sunny setting. Semi to fully double, opening to 2½ inches across, they boast up to 20 petals arrayed in a cupped form around a bright yellow center. If you lean in, you might detect a subtle, sweet scent, but Red Ribbons® makes an excellent groundcover to taller, leggier roses because its fragrance does not compete with the stronger perfumes of hybrid teas and floribundas. Best of all, the habit is dense and nicely branched, with no bare spots, reaching just 2 to 2FRAC12> feet high but spreading an astonishing 5 to 7 feet wide. This is the rose to edge a long border or use in a deep mass planting.
Red Ribbons® blooms in great flushes all summer long, setting large clusters of petite, pointed, ovoid buds among the leathery dark green leaves. Bred in northern Germany, it is quite cold-hardy, but handles heat and humidity nicely as well, refusing to succumb to rust, mildew, or blackspot. Red Ribbons® is a shrub rose, bred to take its place in the three-season landscape no matter the fluctuations in the weather.
Introduced in 1990 by Kordes Roses, Red Ribbons® was named 'Canterbury' in Europe, and has since been rechristened 'Chilterns' in Great Britain. Here in the United States, where we at Jackson & Perkins introduced it as part of our Garden Ease™ Collection, it has always been Red Ribbons®, and has long held a place of honor in the groundcover rose family. We highly recommend it for your landscape.
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Red Ribbons deserves a Blue Ribbon!
Beautiful velvety true red blooms all summer long! Survives my zone 5 winters! No pests or problems! Stays short but spreads nicely and thickly. Looks just like J&P pictures. My favorite rose in my garden year after year!
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.
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