What Are Ground Cover Roses: Tips On Caring For Ground Cover Roses

By Stan V. (Stan the Rose Man) Griep American Rose Society Certified Consulting Rosarian – Rocky Mountain District, Denver Rose Society Member Ground cover rose bushes are fairly new and are actually in the official classification of shrub roses. The Ground Cover, or Carpet Roses, label was created by those marketing the roses for sale but actually are quite fitting labels for them. Let’s learn more about growing ground cover roses. What are Ground Cover Roses? Ground cover rose bushes are low growing with a strong spreading habit and are considered as landscape roses by some folks. Their canes run out along the surface of the ground, creating a carpet of beautiful blooms. They flower very well indeed! My first experience with ground cover roses came in the 2015 growing season and I have to tell you that I am now a big fan of them. The long spreading canes


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