Blossom Blanket™ Groundcover Rose

Item #30522


Beat Out Weeds with a Parade of Ruffled Blooms
Combine the vigor and flower power of a shrub rose with the beauty and majesty of a floribunda and you have an idea of what to expect in Blossom Blanket. This mini-flora or patio rose is a terrific groundcover, swiftly spreading 4 feet wide yet standing only about 18 inches off the ground in full bloom. Bred from the classic polyantha The Fairy, it is prepared to take on your sunny borders and fill the garden with lovely color all season.

Blossom Blanket may be small, but it is ultra-tough. Very disease resistant mid-green foliage clothes these branches, and each flowering stem offers a big bouquet of about a dozen 1-inch blooms. The flowers begin as powder-pink buds, opening a creamy white with a large central mass of yellow stamens. As they mature, the petals turn soft porcelain pink again, creating a soft multicolored look on a fully blooming shrub.

And these are the classic shrub rose flowers you remember from country lanes. Flat, semi-double (15 to 20 petals), and wide open, they have the old-fashioned look that never goes out of style, and is especially effective in a big cluster. Waves of fresh blooms appear all summer, needing little attention from you. Such a pleasure to have a low-maintenance, ultra-reliable rose carpeting the garden floor.

Blossom Blanket comes to us from British breeder Colin Dickson, who introduced it in 2002. A very popular rose in England, it is known as Newly Wed on that side of the pond, but here it has always been Jackson & Perkins's Blossom Blanket. The Fairy (Bentall's classic 1932 introduction) is its pollen parent; its seed parent is an unnamed seedling. We think that once you grow Blossom Blanket in your own landscape, you will share our belief that this is one of the most beautiful of all groundcover roses, and certainly the easiest to maintain.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosa
Variety 'DICwhynot'
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Spreading
Plant Height 18 in
Plant Width 4 ft
Bloom Size 1 in
Petal Count 20
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color White
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape Double, Flat
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Light
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Landscapes
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Idaho

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Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

June 18, 2013

Great roses

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I was very pleased with arrival of my order. My roses were in very good condition for bareroot. They are doing very well in Georgia. Thanks for all the care in shipping. I will order again.

Peggy Sue from GA

Choosing Your Roses

Bare root roses are the most common form of roses for spring and early season planting, and come in two types: grafted and own root.

Grafted Bare root Roses
Own root Bare root Roses

Grafted roses, sometimes referred to as budded bare root roses, have roots that belong to a different variety of rose than the shoots. While the shoots will grow into the variety of rose you've selected, the root variety has been specially grown and developed for hardiness, improved resistance to common diseases, and improved resistance to certain weather conditions. The roots on any grafted rose you receive are usually already two years old, so they'll establish in your garden more quickly when planted.

Own root roses are grown from rose shoot cuttings and develop their own root system. Unlike grafted roses, both their roots and shoots come from the same variety of plant.

All Jackson & Perkins bare root roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth in our state-of-the-art wet cooler, so they'll be delivered to you with no foliage or blooms. The wet cooler has a uniform storage temperature set just above freezing and uses a fog system to provide consistent humidity of 100%, ensuring the roses remain fully hydrated and don't exit dormancy before leaving our facility. While you might see some variance in size, even within the same variety of bare root rose, all our roses meet the same rigorous standards of quality.

So, not sure which type of bare root rose you should choose? Don't worry, we've got that covered. We've researched which varieties of bare root roses grow better as grafted or own root, and both types can be planted in the early spring months, so just choose the variety of rose you're most interested in and get planting.

Though you might be surprised or intimidated when you receive a box of bare root roses filled with roots and shoots, rest assured, with the proper care, these little bundles will grow into stunning roses.

Container Roses

Container Roses

Container roses are typically available in 2-quart sizes or larger and come with established foliage that may or may not have blooms. While bare root roses should generally be planted in early spring, container roses allow you quite a bit more flexibility in planting time, from spring all the way through fall in many zones. Fall can be a good season to plant container roses because it allows them enough time to establish themselves before cold or freezing temperatures arrive.

Jackson & Perkins World's Finest Roses

The Jackson & Perkins Difference

Jackson & Perkins is one of the most recognized names in the gardening industry. In fact, for decades rose lovers have considered Jackson & Perkins synonymous with great roses. How has Jackson & Perkins earned this reputation? Simple, for over 100 years we have brought our customers the world's finest selection of roses.

Jackson & Perkins became a leader in the world of roses by producing dozens of award-winning roses. Jackson & Perkins has won more All-America Rose Selection awards than any other US company. In addition to the AARS awards, Jackson & Perkins has won numerous other awards, including the coveted Golden Rose of The Hague and the Royal National Rose Society’s President’s International trophy, among others.

From seed to market a new garden rose can take 8 to 10 years to develop. Every year, thousands of seedlings are grown but only a handful are selected to move into the trial phase. During this time, potential new roses are grown and evaluated in different climatic regions of the country. Our rosarians are looking for rose bushes that have stronger disease resistance, vigorous growth habits, and clean healthy foliage. When it comes to blooms, they are looking for improved flower form, unique colors, and strong fragrance.

Today Jackson & Perkins offers over 200 varieties of roses that includes a broad selection of exclusive roses, historical favorites, and innovative genetics from hybridizers around the world. We have two seasons each year for roses. In the spring, we offer bare root rose bushes, bare root 36” trees, 24” patio trees, and container grown roses. Our fall season is all bush roses, and they are available in 2QT and 1GL containers.

Whether you are new to roses or are an experienced rosarian, our online store has rose varieties for you. Our website is packed with information. You will find each rose fully described and lots of articles and videos that will help answer all your questions. Our call center staff have decades of experience and are just a phone call away.

Jackson & Perkins is here to help you in every way on your rose-growing journey.  There is no other plant in the garden that comes in more colors, fragrances, shapes, or forms, or performs as many functions than roses do.

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