Red Drift® Groundcover Rose

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Vivid, Easy-Care Red Drift® Groundcover Rose

  • Miniature Rose Clusters
  • Incredible Red Flowers All Season Long
  • Easy to Grow
  • Low-Growing, Spreading, Compact Habit Stays Full and Tidy
  • Great in Containers, on Rock Walls or to Edge the Front of Borders
  • Versatile Plant
  • Repeat Bloomer
  • Provides Butterflies and Helpful Pollinators Nectar for Months
  • Improved Disease Resistance
  • Widely Adaptable All Across the United States

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. It's long bloom season and reliable performance makes 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!

Drift® Roses are a cross between full-size groundcover roses and miniatures. They are tough, winter-hardy, heat-tolerant and disease resistant. They'll stay compact and keep blooming and blooming for you.

Use the versatile Red Drift Rose as a gorgeous flowering ground cover, mass planting, near the front of your garden border, or as a container plant. Order several for your garden today!

How to Use Red Drift Groundcover Rose in the Landscape

For a bold, modern look, use these charming workhorses along the front of all your sunny planting beds. They'll perk up your evergreen shrubs, and add a glamorous touch to perennials and Ornamental Grasses alike.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Get ready to see butterflies! These special plants are nectar rich and deliver a big boost in ecologically sound landscapes.

#ProPlantTips for Care

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.

Plant them in full sun. They need to receive at least 6 hours of sunlight a day.

Roses need well-drained soil that doesn't puddle or retain water. If you need to improve your drainage, mound up additional soil 18 inches above your native soil line. Plant directly in that mound.

Give them water on a regular basis. Add a nice layer of 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!

Wait until early spring to prune back last year's growth down to 12 inches. Remove any broken, crossing, or winter damaged branches.

Enjoy these small Roses with their low, spreading growth habit. Give them a slow release fertilizer in early spring and mid-summer for support producing all those pretty blooms.

Red Drift Rose is very low maintenance and has excellent disease resistant. Order enough plants to complete your entire planting for a garden designer look!

Feel great about this choice!

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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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 Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No