Red Ribbons® Groundcover Rose

Superb Cold Hardiness and Quick Spread!
2-Quart
Item # 28182
$19.95
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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
ItemForm 2-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Spreading
PlantHeight 2 ft 3 in
PlantWidth 4 ft
BloomSize 2.5 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Double Bloom, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Hips
BloomColor Red
BudShape Ovoid, Pointed
FlowerShape Double
FoliageColor Dark Green
Fragrance Light, Sweet
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Common Rust, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Powdery Mildew, Rust, Scorching
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Landscapes, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Red Ribbons® Groundcover RoseRed Ribbons® Groundcover Rose
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.

Easy as 1-2-3

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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!

Here's all there is to it!

STEP 1

- When your roses arrive, open the box immediately and soak roots in lukewarm water for 12 to 24 hours. If you can't plant them right away, you may leave them in their boxes for up to a week in a cool, dark place. Sprinkle roots with water every few days. (Please note: You can also grow roses in containers that are at least as big as a bucket.)

STEP 2

- Dig a hole about 18" deep and 24" wide. Make sure it's large enough to give the roots plenty of room to develop after planting. Loosen the soil at the bottom and sides. Build a mound in the center of the hole and set rose on top. For vigorous growth, abundant blooms and lush foliage, try adding Dynamite™ Select Rose Fertilizer to the soil. It promotes more efficient transport of water and nutrients throughout your new rose plant.

STEP 3

- Fill the hole with two thirds of the remaining soil. Add water, let it soak in, then finish filling the hole. Tamp down lightly to remove air pockets and water well. Spread mulch around the plant to suppress weeds and retain moisture. Water 3-4 times a week until leaves begin to grow, weekly thereafter.

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What to Expect
Container 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.

Container-Grown Rose Instructions
  • When your roses arrive, water them thoroughly.
  • Choose a well-drained location that recieves at least 4 to 6 hours of direct sun each day. Dig a hole at least twice the size of the rootball. Mix the native soil with compost or other organic material and add superphosphates.
  • Gently loosen the rootball, place it into the hole so that the bud union sits 1 to 2 inches below soil level, and fill the hole with the remaining soil.
  • Water thoroughly, then mulch heavily around the base for winter protection. Your roses will arrive lightly pruned, so it is not imperative that you do any additional pruning before winter.