Ground cover roses are not only popular plants in the garden because of their white, yellow, pink or red flowers, which appear between spring and autumn (often several times): Thanks to their compact and widespread growth, they reduce weed growth in the long term. In addition, the shrub-like plants are said to be extremely resistant to frost and leaf diseases - and are therefore considered to be very easy to care for and robust. Regardless of which variety you choose, all ground cover roses prefer a sunny location, and they will also accept a partially shaded spot if necessary. In the following you will get to know four types.
Between June and October, the "Jazz" groundcover rose presents its colorful flowers, which range in color from apricot to copper orange to pink. It is suitable for planting garden sections, large areas and rose beds. The hardy plant prefers a sunny to semi-shady spot and humus-rich soil. Their growth height is between 50 and 70 centimeters.
The free-flowering groundcover rose "Sea Foam" can develop fast-growing shoots up to two meters long. The perennial plant is hardy and blooms in summer: during this time it develops bright white flowers with a touch of pink. Sea Foam grows 40 to 60 centimeters high and also wants to be planted in a sunny to partially shaded place.
Whether for the garden, the terrace, in a bucket or on the balcony: the "Matador" ground cover rose has a maximum growth height of 80 centimeters and likes it in sun to partial shade. Its bright red flowers appear several times from June to October before the hardy rose retires. The ideal planting time is in the months of March, April, May, June, September, October or November.
Between June and September, the ground cover rose "Flirt" shows its pink flowers. The broad, bushy plant is hardy and perennial. It grows 40 to 60 centimeters high and prefers a humus-rich, permeable and nutrient-rich soil - in the garden or bed. It is suitable for planting individually and in groups, and the rose tolerates pruning well.
Regardless of which ground cover rose you choose: when it comes to the question of what you should consider when planting and caring for it, all plants have similar requirements. It is important for you to know that the roses are only suitable as ground cover against weeds if you choose a variety that grows at least 40 centimeters high - otherwise too much daylight would get to the ground and promote unwanted wild growth.
In any case, the soil should be loose, rich in nutrients and humus so that the ground cover roses can easily spread their roots in it. In addition, the rainwater can drain off better. Speaking of water: In the beginning, you should water the young plants regularly so that they grow well. Later, the plants are so resistant that you only have to help with a can of water during longer dry periods. To encourage flowering, you can spoil the plants with rose fertilizer in both spring and summer.
One more tip at the end: ground cover roses usually do not have to be cut back due to their low growth height. Nevertheless, the plant is happy if you regularly remove dead, diseased or old wood. In addition, you support the dense and flowering growth of the roses if you thin out the plants every four years before they sprout again.
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