Apricot Drift® Rose

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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. Low-growing and wide-spreading, these Groundcover Drift® Roses are sure to be the finishing touch to your landscape!

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 when paired with all the pollinators that arrive to also admire the blooms!

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 they bloom for you all through the growing season. Turn heads with this amazing little hardy shrub Rose.

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 other Groundcover Roses in the Drift® series. Our expert growers give these plants exquisite care. Professional garden designers across the country trust the quality of Nature Hills landscape-grade plant materials, and you should too.

Planting and Application:

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. In fact, these are incredible facer shrubs that add frilly skirting around larger shrubs and trees that are getting a bit leggy themselves! 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. 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.

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. Go over the top by including an Apricot Drift® Rose Tree as a crowning jewel to your garden, underplanted with Apricot Drift® groundcover Roses for a spectacle like nothing else!

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.

Let these charming (but rugged!) shrubs easily establish your borders, along a winding path, or use them to fill empty spaces in your landscape. 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.

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.

  • Gorgeous Double Apricot Blooms - Light, Clean Fragrance
  • Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies
  • Excellent Repeat Bloomer All Growing Season Long
  • Useful Groundcover Growth Habit Never Gets Leggy
  • Dark Green Foliage Stays Low & Spreads Wide
  • Dwarf Plant Fits in Small Gardens
  • Edging Along Paths & Walkways, Facer Shrubs & Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

People all across the country have wonderful success with these pretty Drift® series because they are decidedly modern Rose bushes that have a great deal of disease resistance bred into them. Cold and heat tolerant throughout USDA zones 4 to 11, there's not much your growing zone can throw at these hardy shrubs and make them even flinch!

Roses always do best in full sun with well-drained soil. Give these sun-lovers at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. Roses need a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. However, 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.

Add a nice layer of Mulch over the root system to keep it cool and moist. 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 to support producing all those pretty blooms.

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

  • Full Sun & Appreciates Morning Sun
  • Moderate Consistent Moisture
  • Well-Drained Organically Enriched Soil
  • Loves Mulch & Good Air Circulation
  • Prune Late Winter/Early Spring
  • Great Disease Resistant Modern Rose

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. Get Groundcover Shrub Roses for your landscape today!

Rose Bush FAQs

Where Is The Best Place To Plant Drift® Roses 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 Drift® 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 Drift® 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 Miniature 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

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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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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 Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes