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Apricot Drift® Rose

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True Easy-Care Groundcover Apricot Drift® Rose

  • Gorgeous Double Apricot Blooms
  • Excellent Repeat Bloomer All Growing Season Long
  • Useful Groundcover Growth Habit Never Gets Leggy
  • Stays Low and Spreads Wide
  • Dwarf Plant Fits in Small Gardens and Along Paths and Walkways
  • Easy-Care and Low Maintenance
  • Disease Resistant Dark Green Foliage
  • Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies
  • Cold Hardy from Zone 4
  • Heat Tolerant to Zone 11
  • Light, Clean Fragrance

People across the country are loving the easy-care nature and lovely looks of the hardy Apricot Drift® Rose (Rosa 'Meimirrot'). This true groundcover Rose is absolutely covered in large sprays of wonderful frilly, double apricot blooms from spring through fall.

Apricot Drift Rose features a low, spreading habit, which makes it a beautiful workhorse edging garden paths and walkways. It stays compact and never gets leggy with long, bare stems, like some Hybrid Teas.

The lush flowers have 30 - 35 petals per bloom, much like you would find in the pouty, old-fashioned English Roses. Apricot Drift blooms offer a depth of color that changes with the light and the age of the flowers.

Take time to study these pretty plants, and you'll see apricot, peach and pink tones on the same plant. It's a magnificent display.

Grow several of these plants to ensure you have plenty of cut material for beautiful cut flower arrangements. Gift yourself the charm of indoor arrangements with these flower power bloom factories.

Our expert growers give these plants exquisite care. Professional garden designers across the country trust the quality from Nature Hills landscape-grade plant materials, and you should too.

Rose breeders have outdone themselves this time when they came up with a Groundcover series. Apricot Drift displays a season-long show of color. It is just as tough and disease resistant as others in the Drift® series.

The disease resistant foliage stays clean and attractive. The flowers continue to develop flush after flush. The flowers attract hummingbirds, bees and other beneficial insects.

You'll relish the double apricot-colored flowers as the bloom for you all through the growing season. Turn heads with this amazing little hardy shrub Rose. Order Apricot Drift Groundcover Shrub Rose for your landscape today!

How to Use Apricot Drift® Rose in the Landscape

Apricot Drift Rose is perfect for small gardens, hillsides, perennial beds and even awkward areas. The lovely blooms brighten up borders, fill in empty spaces, and spread delicately around your favorite established plants.

As you can imagine, with a name like Drift, these small Roses make incredible mass plantings. Plant them 2 - 3 feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Allow them to grow into a cohesive whole for an incredible display.

Let these charming (but rugged!) shrubs easily establish your borders, along a winding path, or use them to fill empty spaces in your landscape. Add Apricot Drift as a facer shrub to taller berry-producing Viburnums or gorgeous flowering shrubs like Oleander.

Repeat them along the front of your shrub border as an easy-care replacement for bedding plants. Or pop them in large containers on your patio or on either side of your entryway.

They take the heat like a champ! Include them in rock gardens and along slopes.

The deep, dark-green leaves are the perfect backdrop for those phenomenal apricot and pink flowers. We recommend including some foliage, along with the blooms for your cut flower arrangements.

#ProPlantTips for Care

People all across the country have wonderful success with these pretty Drift Roses. Quite simply, they are extremely cold hardy and can also tolerate the hottest climates in America.

Roses always do best in full sun with well-drained soil. Give these sun-lovers at least 6 hours of sunlight a day.

They won't tolerate wet feet, so please ensure they have well-drained soil. If you need to improve your drainage, mound up additional soil 18 inches above your native soil line. Plant directly in that mound.

Roses need a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Add a nice layer of mulch over the root system to keep it cool and moist.

Drift Roses have a great deal of disease resistance bred into them, but wood mulch is always a good idea. Mulch helps stop mud from splashing up on your pretty plants and can prevent soil borne diseases. Of course, mulch also looks terrific and visually ties the whole garden bed together.

Wait to prune your roses until after winter is over and the weather starts to warm up again. Apricot Drift Roses are not grafted. Instead, they are grown on their own root, so all growth that emerges in spring is true to form.

In early spring, selectively prune back last year's growth down to 12 inches or a bit less. Remove any broken, crossing, or winter damaged branches.

Enjoy these small Roses with a low, spreading growth habit. They are so well suited for small gardens or along paths and walkways. Give them a slow release fertilizer in early spring and mid-summer for support producing all those pretty blooms.

Fantastic flowers, foliage, fragrance and form. Add disease resistance and a wonderful repeating bloom—what is not to like? Order enough Apricot Drift Rose from Nature Hills to complete your planting today. Enjoy!

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

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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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Apricot Drift® Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-11
Growing Zones 4-11
More Information
Brand Drift Roses
Botanical Name Rosa 'Meimirrot'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 1 - 2 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 2 1/2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Apricot
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fragrant Yes