Apricot Drift® Rose
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Apricot Drift® Rose

Apricot Drift® Rose

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Rosa ‘Meimirrote’ PP#23354


The Drift® rose is a hybrid rose bush that incorporates the toughness and resilience of larger ground cover roses and the beauty of miniature roses. The 'Apricot' Drift rose features double apricot-colored flowers that begin blooming in spring and display a season-long show of color. This low growing plant is perfect for use as ground cover, but many people will use these for contrast against other shrubs or trees. Drift® roses work well by themselves in a pot or container, or grouped together among evergreens in a foundation planting.  

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

Drift Roses are great for mass planting in groups of random colors. I usually plant at least five of these in groups with at least three colors per group. Drift Roses bloom best the following year if they are trimmed by half during each winter. Other than that, they are very low maintenance.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 2'
Mature Width: 2'
Flower Season: Spring through Frost
Sun: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 4 to 11
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
-30 to -20
-34.4 to -28.9
-20 to -10
-28.9 to -23.3
-10 to 0
-23.3 to -17.8
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1
30 to 40
-1.1 to 4.4
40 to 50
4.4 to 10.0

Since lower spreading plants like the Drift® Rose tend to work better accompanying other larger plants, it is better to plant these in front of taller plants especially since they have a good spread to cover up unsightly empty spots and they add a great color to the landscape. Drift® Roses are great to use on sunny slopes since most slope plants do not look as good as a Drift® Rose.