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Red Ribbons™ Ground Cover Rose

Bareroot Ownroot
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Hardy to Zone 4

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 ground cover 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, disease-resistant foliage. It is considered by many the best red ground cover 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 3 inches across, they boast up to 25 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 ground cover 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 3 feet high but spreading to 4 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 glossy dark green leaves. Bred in northern Germany, it is quite cold-hardy, but handles heat and humidity nicely as well. 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 ground cover rose family. We highly recommend it for your landscape.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosa
Variety 'KORtemma'
Item Form Bareroot Ownroot
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Spreading
Height 24 in - 3 ft
Width 4 ft
Bloom Size 3 in
Petal Count 25
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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Customer Reviews

March 03, 2020

Excellent condition

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

My red rose ground cover arrived in excellent shape, and already sprouting! It's now in the ground and doing very well indeed.

Stephen from FL

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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