Tesselaar plant bio Flower Carpet Coral by s8J162lP


Flower Carpet® CORAL is a coral-pink groundcover rose, one of the series of Flower
Carpet® groundcover roses first introduced in 1992 by Anthony Tesselaar International.
Bred by Noack Rosen, the German rose hybridizer known for their early commitment to
disease-resistant hybrids, Flower Carpet CORAL shares the impressive levels of natural
disease-resistance of its Flower Carpet cousins.

Flower Carpet CORAL is a top-
performing groundcover rose that
blooms in profusion from late spring
through fall and, like its predecessors,
exhibits excellent natural disease-
resistance in the landscape.

Flower Carpet CORAL is a rose which
has coral-pink single flowers with
classy antique-gold stamens. Its
petals don’t fade in the sun – on the
contrary, they darken over time to a deep reddish- coral that looks bright and fresh for the
life of the flower. The flowers are arrayed in exceptionally large clusters of 20-30
blossoms each, on average.

Throughout the bloom season, Flower Carpet CORAL groundcover rose continues to
look fresh with glossy green leaves unmarred by spent blossoms as its petals fall cleanly
away after flowers have peaked.

       Masses of coral-pink blooms and glossy green foliage
       Attractive bush shape and appearance
       Bright, vivid presence in the landscape or garden
       Easy-care and disease-resistance

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Laurie Riedman, Brand | Cool, (585) 396-3100, laurie.riedman@brandcool.com
Lisa Hutchurson, Brand | Cool, (585) 737-4240, lisa.hutchurson@brandcool.com
                                              Flowering Period
Suggested Uses                                Flowering from late Spring and
Use in flowerbeds, mass plantings, large      continues to late fall
containers and as tree roses. A perfect
commercial landscaping plant for low-         Number Of Flowers
maintenance color.                            In full sun, a well-fed, well-watered,
                                              mature bush can produce up to 2,000
Growth Habit
                                              flowers per season. When mature,
Bushes are low, dense and compact.            bears flowers in clusters up to eight-
                                              inches across, with each having up to
Growth Pattern
                                              20-30 blossoms on average.
To invigorate blooming once plants are
established, cut canes back to 10-            Flower Color
inches annually in late winter or early
                                              Coral-pink single flowers with antique
spring.                                       gold stamens. Its petals don’t fade in the
                                              sun, instead they darken to a deep
Plant Size
                                              reddish-coral that continues to look
24- to 32-inches in height, 40-inches
                                              bright and fresh for the life of the flower.
across (spread).
Flower Size
                                              Not fragrant.
2 to 3 inches in diameter.
                                              Dark glossy green, medium sized
Plant 2-3 per square yard, for ground
cover. Plant 3-4 feet apart to establish
boundaries.                                   Pruning/Pinching
                                              No fancy pruning needed. Cut back by
                                              ⅔ annually in late winter or early spring.
Will thrive in USDA Zones 5 to 10. In
                                              Trim to shape anytime of year, if
cold zones, protect over the first winter.
                                              desired. The bush is self-cleaning with
In zones 5 and below, continued winter
                                              few rose hips, no dead-heading
protection is advised. In areas of intense
                                              required, petals fall away cleanly.
heat (for example Phoenix, AZ), protect
by planting in semi-shade (with plenty of     Light Needs
filtered light), keeping well-watered.        For best bloom, grow in full sun. Grows
Handles warm climates well.
                                              well in partial shade (4 - 5 hours of sun
                                              per day) with reduced blooms. In areas

Media Contacts:
Laurie Riedman, Brand | Cool, (585) 396-3100, laurie.riedman@brandcool.com
Lisa Hutchurson, Brand | Cool, (585) 737-4240, lisa.hutchurson@brandcool.com
of intense heat and sun, semi-                          chances of cold-damage over winter. In
shade/filtered light.                                   warm climates (USDA zones 8 and up):
                                                        feed in early spring and late summer. In
Soil Needs                                              cold climates (USDA zones 5 – 7): feed
Can thrive in a variety of soil conditions.             in spring and summer.
Performs best in well-drained friable
garden soil with added organic matter.                  Disease Tolerance
                                                        Very resistant to common rose blights
Water Needs                                             such as black spot and mildew. It does
When planting in the landscape, water                   not require routine chemical spraying
in well particularly during hot conditions              and dusting, apply only if needed.
and continue to water regularly until the
plant is established. Flower Carpet                     Pest Issues
roses are very tolerant of dry conditions               Treat for insect pests only as needed.
once established.
                                                        Special Care
Fertilizer                                              In zones 5 and below winter protection
For maximum flowering and                               is advised.
performance, feed with a balanced rose
food. It is best not to feed roses in fall              Parentage
and winter as extra nutrients then will                 Rosa ‘Repandia F1 seedling’ x ‘Red
force new growth and increase the                       Summer’.

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