Lemon Drift® Rose

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Does this sound familiar? "I have no time and very limited patience for 'fuss', but I gotta have color and repeat bloom. I want something hard-working and absolutely gorgeous for today's smaller yards!". We'll you were heard!

Our plant growers are pretty smart. Those are our marching orders and Lemon Drift® fits the bill beautifully. They are listening to and learning from homeowners and commercial property owners all across the country as they dream up their incredible new plant offerings. Lemon Drift® Groundcover Roses (Rosa 'Meisentmil') are no exception!

Lemon is a fresh pale yellow, with buttery centers and stamens. It's very easy on the eyes and oh-so-pretty! A cross between an easy-care, Groundcover Rose, and those adorable Miniature Roses, the Drift® line of Roses makes demanding consumers happy.

Incredibly resilient and highly adaptable, the Drift® series Groundcover Roses are ready for absolutely anything your climate can throw at them! They really are the answer to your low-maintenance garden dreams. It is adaptable to an incredibly wide range of USDA growing zones from 4-11, making it heat tolerant and very versatile! Known to be one of the hardiest Roses on the market, cold climates are simply not a problem.

Planting and Application:

This specimen is a true Groundcover Rose. Compact in nature with a rounded habit, you'll love the way it fills in along the edge of your beds without competing for attention. It's reliably charming and can be massed to great effect in your front yard landscape. Pair your Rose with other perennials, it could contrast nicely with some deep purples or you could add to the sunset effect with a few well-placed yellows and reds.

Staying quite low to the ground and keeping a handsome mounded form, Drift® Groundcover Roses act as the perfect accent to your perennial border, pollinator garden, cottage bed, or Rose garden. Since it'll stay a nice, compact, size, you can plant Lemon Drift® Groundcover near the front of your garden without fear that it'll grow to cover up your other delightful flowers behind it.

Of course, those profuse lemony blooms also do well as a flower bed centerpiece! Perhaps consider planting along your driveway or pathway leading to your front door. Think about the fantastic first impression those bright sunset-colored blossoms will make on your guests! Groupings enhance their effect on the landscape big time! The bigger the display the more impact you'll have on your landscape! Your pollinators will love you for this buffet!

This Rose absolutely shines in foundational plantings. Do you have a particularly sunny side of your house that could use some sprucing up? Lemon Drift® Groundcover has you covered! Already have a row of older shrubs around your foundation? Groundcover Roses will act as a facer shrub to hide their bare, leggy stems and add fresh color and depth to your curb appeal!

Smaller gardens and container plantings are truly this Drift® Rose bushes specialty. City or small cottage gardens won't be overcrowded with this little ever-blooming shrub! Plant a Lemon Drift® in a blue or purple decorative pot and place it on your deck or patio for a sunny accent!

  • Subtle Cheerful Yellow Blooms Fade to Near White
  • Prolific Bloomer
  • Tidy, Pretty Modern Groundcover Rose
  • Attracts Pollinators & Great Cut Flowers
  • Mild Fragrance & Free Flowering
  • Specimens, Accents, Great for Foundation Planting & Fantastic in Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Modern Rose care can seem daunting, but we promise this Rose is as easy to care for as Rose bushes come! Site selection is actually the most important aspect. Plant this lovely compact bush somewhere it can bask in the sun all day long for the best blooms! It's a real sun lover. Making sure the soil is well draining is important as well! Don't forget to add a thick layer of Mulch to hold in moisture and insulate the root system.

Groundcover Rose bushes, like others in the Drift® series, are notoriously easy to maintain and extremely disease resistant! No need to worry about common Rose ailments anymore! If you'd like, you can fertilize your Drift® each spring. A slow-release or controlled-release fertilizer should do the trick and leave your shrub happier and healthier than ever.

Early each spring, after the last frost of the year has passed, it's always a good idea to prune back Drift® Groundcover Rose at least six inches. Pruning Roses allows for better, bushier growth each year.

Read all you need about Rose pruning Roses Here, and about winterizing your Roses Here and un-wintering Roses in Spring in our #ProPlantTips Garden Blog!

  • Full Sun
  • Almost Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture & Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune Very Early Spring
  • Superb Cold Hardiness
  • Extremely Disease Resistant

Order enough to complete your summer projects today! Few Rose bushes out there offer that stunning beauty with incredible hardiness, disease resistance, and overall low maintenance as the Lemon Drift® Groundcover Rose! Now available at NatureHills.com!

Rose Bush FAQs

Where Is The Best Place To Plant Rose Bushes?

Rose bushes prefer full sun and favor the drying power of the morning sun and flower best in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Choose a location in good, enriched soil that drains well and has good air circulation.

What Is The Best Month to Plant Roses?

You can plant Roses any time if you are able to provide enough consistent moisture and attention. While there is not a specific month that is best, generally because it changes with temperatures, climate and growing zone. However, the easiest times of the year to get Rose bushes established in your landscape are in spring after the last frost date, and in fall about 4-6 weeks before the first frost.

Do Rose Bushes Come Back Every Year?

Rose bushes are deciduous woody perennial shrubs and will return bigger and better each year.

How Do I Find Rose bushes for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Roses at NatureHills.com online nursery. You'll find a massive selection of Rose bushes for sale, including many lovely Grandiflora varieties!

Choose the right shrub for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

Place your order, knowing it's backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren't sent to prohibited areas.

Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest to ship through and into.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer?

NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Roses for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
Color Zone Times
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Lemon Drift® Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-11
Growing Zones 4-11
More Information
Brand Drift Roses
Botanical Name Rosa 'Meisentmil
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 2.5 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes