The Flower Carpet ® series of roses have become the biggest selling rose in recent times around the world. For this month, we feature the most popular colour of the series here in New Zealand.
Flower Carpet® White was the second of the series to be released in this country in the mid 1990’s and since then, has gone onto become the best selling colour. White has always been a colour that sells well and this rose makes its mark in gardens all around the country.
Sharing the easy care attributes of other Flower Carpet® roses, the white version is also more compact growing, has a good scent and is early to flower in the spring and continues right into the winter. The blooms are snowy white and open to reveal yellow stamens and clusters of blooms cover the plant. The compact habit makes it ideal for pots, smaller gardens and as a short or medium sized standard rose. It also looks good as a mass planting.
Bred by Werner Noack of Germany from ‘Immense’ crossed with ‘Margaret Merril’, it is a winner of the prestigious ADR award in Germany. One of the best white roses for landscaping whatever the situation.
Photos courtesy Anthony Tesselaar Plants.