Red Drift® Groundcover Rose

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Decorate your landscape with the easy-care Red Drift® Rose (Rosa 'Meigalpio'). It produces many flushes of petite flowers that blaze scarlet red all season long. You'll be enjoying brilliant blooms from late spring all the way through the first frost!

With a low, wide-spreading habit, this hard-working groundcover plant is sure to become one of your favorites. Its long bloom season and reliable performance make it a plant you can really count on. But that's not to say that this reliable workhorse is "ho-hum" or boring. Are you kidding? Just look at those dramatic blooms! And the best part? If you like butterflies, you'll love this plant!

Drift® Roses are a cross between full-size Groundcover Roses and Miniature Roses. They'll stay compact and keep blooming and blooming for you. Get ready to see butterflies! These special plants are nectar-rich and deliver a big boost in ecologically sound landscapes.

Gardeners across America are growing these easy-peasy, beautiful pink re-blooming Groundcover Roses! The Drift® series was developed by the world-famous Meilland Roses & Creations in France. The result is a low-growing Rose that is tough, winter-hardy, heat-tolerant, and disease resistant! No matter where you are in the country, chances are excellent you'll have terrific success with these pretty Drift® Roses. They take extreme cold, humidity, and even scorching high temperatures.

Planting and Application:

For a bold, modern look, use these charming workhorses along the front of all your sunny planting beds as facer shrubs and edging. They'll perk up your evergreen shrubs, and add a glamorous touch to perennials and Ornamental Grasses alike. Pump up your existing foundation plantings with a cheery row of these darling red Roses. Just give your guests a little leeway by planting them 2 feet away from the sidewalk. Mulch the edge of your bed for a polished look!

These miniature, low-growing Roses look fantastic sprawling over the edge of a rock wall. Soften the look of your sharp corners, boulders and edges by relying on these rugged, sun-loving plants. Use a mass planting to draw the eye and stop traffic! Plant them 20 inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. They'll grow together for a high-impact look.

They can literally take full sun all day long. Use them on sun-drenched decks, balconies and porches for a vivid splash of color.

Don't have existing plantings? No problem! Create a streamlined series of long, narrow planting boxes throughout your landscape to create a stunning, easy-care landscape feature. Red Drift® Groundcover Roses are also simply incredible at the edge of large containers. Try a matching pair placed on either side of your front door or a series of them along the length of your patio.

  • Repeat Bloomer - Incredible Red Flowers All Season Long
  • Provides Butterflies & Helpful Pollinators Nectar for Months
  • Versatile Plant Smothered Miniature Rose Clusters
  • Great in Containers, Rock Walls & Edging
  • Low-Growing, Spreading, Compact Habit Stays Full & Tidy

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant Drift® Roses in full sun, as they need to receive at least 6 hours of sunlight a day, favoring the morning sun to dry their leaves. Give them water on a regular basis. Be sure to add a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch over the root system to keep it cool and moist. This is especially true of container-grown plants or those in raised beds. Cut down on your maintenance by installing an automatic drip irrigation system. It's far easier than you might think and the results are so worth it! For optimum flowering and disease resistance, planting areas with good air circulation.

Wait until early spring to prune back last year's growth down to 12 inches. Remove any broken, crossing, or winter-damaged branches. Learn about winterizing, and un-wintering your Roses in our Garden Blog, plus all the tips and tricks you need when pruning your new prize Rose bush!

  • Full Sun Lover
  • Moderate Regular Moisture & Mulched Beds
  • Any Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Heat Tolerant & Cold Hardy

Use the versatile Red Drift® Rose as a gorgeous flowering groundcover, mass planting, near the front of your garden border, or as a container plant. Red Drift® Groundcover Rose is very low maintenance and has excellent disease resistance. Order enough plants to complete your entire planting for a garden designer look! Feel great about this choice!

Rose Bush FAQs

Where Is The Best Place To Plant Rose Bushes?

Rose Trees need a protected location and 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 Roses 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 & Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Roses at online nursery. You'll find a massive selection of Rose bushes for sale, including many lovely Tree-form 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? 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!

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 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.
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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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Red Drift® Groundcover Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-11
Growing Zones 4-11
More Information
Brand Drift Roses
Botanical Name Rosa 'Meigalpio'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 30 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring