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Peach Drift Rose for Sale - Buying & Growing Guide

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Peach Drift® rose, Rosa 'Meiggili' PP18542, is a spectacular addition to the Drift® rose series. Drift roses are hybrids of a miniature rose bush and a ground cover rose, and they have the best of both parents. They are a lovely ground cover, with a single plant spreading to cover three to five feet of ground, while only attaining a height of about two feet. The flowers are magnificent, and cover the shrub from April to November throughout much of their growing region. They don't produce rose hips, so you won't have to spend hours deadheading spent flowers. And if that's not enough, they are also disease- and pest-resistant and need only a fraction of the care that you usually are required to provide for roses. Here are a few more reasons to order yours today:

  • The Peach Drift rose thrives in containers as well as in the ground, and it even works well in hanging planters.
  • Unlike most roses, the Peach Drift rose does not need spraying.
  • It requires little pruning.

Plant Care

Sunlight

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The Peach Drift® rose thrives in full sun. Site it where it will receive six to eight hours of direct light a day.

Watering

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Water whenever the soil 2 to 3 inches below the surface is dry; roughly once a week if there is no rain.

Fertilizing

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Peach Drift roses should be fertilized in spring with a product designed for roses.

Planting and Care

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by Mary Van Keuren | Gardener (30+ Years Experience) – last update on September 16, 2022

Planting instructions

Site your rose where it will receive at least six hours of sun each day in soil that drains well. Unpot the plant, and tease out any encircling roots, as they can girdle the shrub and slowly kill it. Dig a hole that’s as deep as the root ball and twice as wide. Place the rose in the hole, spreading out the roots. Holding it upright and steady, fill in around the roots with topsoil, loosening any clumps as you go. Tamp down the soil to eliminate air pockets. Water thoroughly. Apply a 2- to 3-inch layer of organic mulch, such as bark chips, around the root zone to conserve moisture and hinder weed growth, but keep it from touching the trunk to avoid rot.

Watering and nutrients

Water your Peach Drift rose whenever the soil 2 inches below the surface seems dry. Never let water puddle around the root zone as this can cause root rot. Fertilize with a balanced product that is formulated for roses, and apply it after the first wave of flowers in early summer. Do not fertilize during the plant’s first year, and do not fertilize in late summer, when the plant is preparing for dormancy.

Pollination

Drift Roses are attractive to pollinators such as bees and insects, but as a hybrid, they do not reproduce true to type.

Pruning

Monitor your Peach Drift rose for dead, damaged, and diseased branches, which should be pruned out whenever you see them. The flowers are self-cleaning and do not need to be deadheaded when spent, but you may choose to do so for a cleaner appearance. In late winter, you may prune back the shrub to control size if you wish.

Pests and diseases

Peach Drift rose is resistant to many of the diseases that are common to rose plants, including rust, powdery mildew, and black spot, so you won’t need to spray for these diseases. It is mildly susceptible to chilli thrips and cercospora leaf spot, but this is rare. Drift Roses also deter insects, although you may see signs of Japanese beetles and spider mites. These may be controlled with careful application of insecticides, or you may wish to try releasing beneficial, insects such as ladybugs and lacewings, which prey on pests.

Achieving maximum results

If you decide to plant your Peach Drift rosein a container, you may worry about leaving it outside in the winter. This shouldn’t be a problem unless the temperatures in your region go below -10 degrees Fahrenheit. In that case, you’ll want to bring it inside, where it can be left in a cool basement or garage until the last frost has passed. Check the plant every week or so to be sure it hasn’t dried out completely — give it a light watering if you’re not sure. Also, remember that container-grown plants, in general, need more watering than those grown in the ground during the hot summer months.

FAQs

Where can the Peach Drift rose be grown?

This rose is a fairly sturdy cultivar and can be grown throughout much of the continental U.S. It is hardy down to -10 degrees Fahrenheit, and thrives in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 10. That includes all of the southern U.S. and most of the north with the exception of northern New England and northern Midwestern states.

How is this rose best used in my landscape?

When placed near the front of a bed of perennials, the Peach Drift rose has no equal, giving the gardener more than six months of constant blooms. If you are working to fill a large area with attractive plants, this rose's tendency to spread will be welcome. It makes an attractive low hedge and is at home in cottage gardens and smaller urban lots. It can also be used to front a bed featuring taller perennials or flowering trees behind it.

Is a Drift rose different from a Knockout® rose?

Yes, these are two different cultivars, though both originated from the same growers. Knockout roses grow to a height of up to 6 feet tall and wide and are well-suited for larger gardens. They are not as disease-resistant as Drift roses, but like them, are Knockout roses are prolific bloomers. Drift rosesare shorter and serve as a ground cover that is suited for smaller gardens. They are sturdy and easy to care for, and the flowers have a more traditional shape.

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Mature height
1-2 ft.
Mature width
3-5 ft.
Sunlight requirement
Full Sun
Botanical name
Rosa 'Meijocos'
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Grows Well In Zones
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Growing Zones: 5-10 i Growing zones help determine if a particular plant is likely to grow well in a location. It identifies the average annual minimum winter temperatures across the U.S. provided as a map by the USDA.
(hardy down to -10°F)

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