- Rating of the best groundcover roses
- The best low ground cover roses
- Amber Sun
- Sunny Rose
- Kastelruther Spatzen
- Urple Rain
- Topo na
- The best large groundcover roses with dipped shoots
- Candia Meillandecor
- Ce na
- stickRating: 4.4
*Review of the best according to the editorial. About the selection criteria. This material is subjective, not an advertisement and does not serve as a guide to purchase. Before purchase the consultation with a specialist is necessary.
Today’s assortment of roses is very versatile. Especially popular with gardeners and landscapers are their groundcover varieties. They are the result of a successful crossbreeding experiment between Wichuraiana climbing roses and miniature varieties. Among the groundcover roses include not only steppling forms, but also bushes with arched shoots, the height of not more than 80 cm.
An important feature of these roses is that their height will always be less than their width. Other general characteristics of these plants:
- Small but numerous flowers;
- strong growth during the growing season;
- unpretentious care;
- Resistant to diseases and pests;
- easy to propagate by cuttings, grafts;
- They tolerate frost well.
Within this group of roses they are divided into separate categories, depending on the type of shoots, as well as guided by the height and width of the formed bushes. In this show we take a look at the low, miniature and large ones with drooping shoots: Kastelruther Spatathe.
Rating of the best groundcover roses
|The best low canopy roses||1||Bessy||5.0|
|The best large groundcover roses with fallen shoots||1||Candela||5.0|
The best low ground cover roses
Low groundcover roses are rose bushes that do not exceed 40-60 cm in height. They are hardy, undemanding and versatile.
The groundcover variety Bessy was bred in 1998 in the Netherlands. The spreading shrub reaches a height of 40-60 cm and a width of over 70 cm. The shape is very beautiful. The stems of this groundcover rose are very strong with numerous flower stalks. Glossy dark green, disease resistant foliage. The variety is a self-cleaning and repeat bloomer.
Bessie inflorescences form ball-shaped buds. Flowers 7 cm in diameter. They are predominantly hemispherical or macro (average number of petals 16 to 30). They are golden apricot to orange in color. The petals are relief. Flower shape – flat, rosette-shaped. Each flower stalk produces up to 5-7 buds. Its scent is faintly expressed.
A big fan of Bessy says in reviews that it is a very easy rose to grow. It has high disease resistance and overwinters well. The bush tolerates rain well, but individual inflorescences can be damaged. Petals burn very beautifully. And in the end, bright and faded flowers combine very harmoniously. However, experienced rose growers note that repeated blooms in Bessy are no longer as attractive as primary blooms.
- Beautiful spreading bush;
- sturdy stems;
- abundant blooms;
- A beautiful combination of colors of different colors;
- good immunity.
- low repeat flowering.
German groundcover rose Amber Sun is popular with gardeners. The bush is branched, spreads widely, and covers the ground well. Height of the plant does not exceed 50 cm. The shoots are long, falling apart in different directions. The foliage is dark green, very glossy and dense. Repeated, steady flowering is a characteristic of this groundcover rose.
Amber Sun has small, pointed orange-yellow buds. Flowers are semi-blossom, copper-yellow. Due to the fading, the beautiful color of the petals of the Amber Sun rose changes through the season and becomes lighter. The inflorescences have up to 5-8 flowers. The Amber Sun rose is not very aromatic.
According to gardeners’ reviews, Amber Sun takes its rightful place in the bed. Charming creamy yellow flowers go well with the beautiful green foliage. Blossoms steadily until frost. This variety practically does not suffer from black spot and does not suffer from powdery mildew. But the plant has poor resistance to rain. Also, the petals that fall off are a little sloppy.
- Gives a good ground cover;
- Continuous flowering;
- beautiful color of the petals;
- Good immunity to major diseases.
- Flowers will not open in the rain;
- Its petals fall off untidily.
The groundcover rose Sunny Rose was introduced in 2001 in Germany. Shrubs are wide, stalking, can cover a decent area of land. They are flat and have arched shoots that reach a length of 1.5 m. Leaves small, dark green, dense, strongly glossy. Very robust and abundant in bloom.
Sunny Rose buds are small and rounded. Flowers are light yellow, reaching a diameter of 3-4 cm. They are semi-maple, gathered in inflorescences, which count up to 3-5 rosettes. Their scent is weakly expressed or completely absent. Blossoms start in June. Roses hold color well, not spoiled by light rain.
Landscape designers speak very highly of this groundcover rose. Very good for group or mass planting as well as in flowerbeds or in the foreground. Sunny Rose has clearly defined waves of blooms. This groundcover variety has a good resistance to disease. The rose is not too demanding to care for. However, it does not withstand heavy downpours.
- Wide, climbing bushes;
- beautiful flowers;
- One of the most striking varieties of rose that grows well and holds its color;
- High resistance to disease;
- Abundant flowering.
- Cannot withstand heavy downpours.
The German hybridizer Noack made the groundcover rose variety Schneeflocke. The bush forms broadly but compactly. There are many branches covered with shiny dark green leaves. Height 40-70 cm, width 100-120 cm. Not only can this rose be used as a groundcover rose. It finds its place in elaborate flower beds or grown in containers. Schneeflocke is very aromatic.
Flowers are semi-major (6 cm in diameter). Schneeflocke ground roses have a pure, brilliant white color with a bunch of golden stamens. Slight waviness on outer petals. The buds appear in bunches of 3-15 pcs. This variety is characterized by one of the longest flowering – from May until frosts. Flowered rosettes are replaced by orange, round-shaped fruits.
According to reviews, new buds open following those that have bloomed, creating an uninterrupted flowering conveyor belt. Schneeflocke has very good rain tolerance and resistance to major diseases of the crop. Grows well in the city and does not need any special care. Roses have few weaknesses, but sometimes they can be very heavy on neighboring plants because they spread their long shoots vigorously.
- The roses are radiantly white in color;
- Long flowering time;
- Does not fear even heavy rains;
- Has a good immunity;
- Full of fragrance;
- requires no special care.
- Can overgrow and overpower neighboring plants.
The German groundcover rose Kastelruther Spatzen was released in 2012. Bushes are small and compact, reaching a height of 40-60 cm. Their diameter in the third year is 80 cm. Plant has many shoots. The lower branches lie evenly in a circle on the ground. Disease-resistant, glossy, dark green foliage.
Flowers are dense, pure white, do not show the middle. Roses reach about 6-7 cm in diameter. Shapes change as they bloom from deep bowl-shaped to rosette-shaped. Spiky bushes. The grower says that Kastelruther Spatzen must have a light violet aroma, but in reality the roses hardly ever smell.
Fans of this variety in the reviews note that Kastelruther Spatzen looks very spectacular in the bed, but to maintain the decorativeness of the bush has to be constantly brushed. Otherwise aging flowers turn brown and rot, but continue to hang, which spoils the overall appearance. This plant withstands downpours with dignity and has an increased resistance to disease.
- Small, compact bushes;
- Pure white terry flowers;
- Always in bloom until late fall;
- Is dignified to withstand downpours;
- Resists basic diseases well.
- The bush is very prickly;
- Trim back the inflorescences.
Purple Rain was introduced in 2009 in Germany. The shrub reaches a height of 45-50 cm and a width of about 70-150 cm. The foliage is small, dark green. In the first year of life of this groundcover, the shoots develop very dynamically. They branch widely and grow to more than 1 m in length. Purple Rain looks very pretty in groups as well as alone.
The name of this groundcover rose translates to “Purple Rain. It is very well suited to this genus, as the bushes bloom a lot. Purplish crimson roses with a pearly hue. They are bowl-shaped and have a dense floral form (80-85 petals). They reach a diameter of 4-5 cm and form large inflorescences of 5-10 flowers. Purple Rain is characterized by a light fragrance.
Florists in reviews note that this variety is not afraid of rain, has a good immunity and has a high winter-hardiness. Purple Rain is loved for its continuous and prolonged flowering. In the hot sun the petals lighten slightly or have white spots on them. This makes the bush less attractive.
- Abundant and continuous flowering;
- attractive bush;
- light fragrance;
- high winter hardiness;
- good immunity.
- Noticeably lighter petals in the sun.
Snowfield groundcover rose belongs to very unpretentious varieties. Spreading shrub up to 30-50 cm long shoots can reach 1-1.5 m. Leaves are dark green, matte. On some shrubs they are not visible underneath the profuse blooms. Snowfield can be used as a solitary planting or in combination with other ornamental plants.
Snowfield flowers are medium-sized (3-5cm diameter), globular in shape and moderately scented. They are terry, have white petals with lettuce in the middle. Blooms profusely and continuously throughout the growing season. Snowfield roses are not self-cleaning; therefore, tend to need pruning when they have blossomed.
Florists speak very highly of the groundcover rose Snowfield. They like that this plant shows stress tolerance to various unfavorable environmental factors and has good immunity. However, they note that this variety should be covered for the winter after pruning.
- beautiful spreading bush;
- Poppy white flowers with a moderate fragrance;
- Good resistance to disease;
- Is not damaged by rain.
- Needs pruning of flowering inflorescences.
The best large groundcover roses with dipped shoots
Large groundcover roses with drooping shoots look very attractive in solitary confinement. They are also used in zoning and group compositions.
The German groundcover rose Candela has a bush height of 50-80 cm and a width of 60-70 cm. They spread out and look very harmonious. The shoots stand upright at first and then curve out. Glossy leaves, very resistant to disease. Candela can be used for park and roadside planting.
Roses of this variety are honey yellow flowers with a reddish border, which appear in large inflorescences throughout the growing season (from June until frost). They are terry (17-25 petals) and reach a diameter of 4-6 cm. Have good self-cleaning and excellent color stability.
Gardeners praise this plant in their reviews. They like that Candela is resistant to disease and pests, can cope with rain and frost. Petal color does not fade, even in full sun. This abundant flowering groundcover rose with strong health can be a real highlight of landscape design.
- Spreading, harmonious bush;
- Blooms from June until frost;
- good self-cleaning;
- does not burn out in the sun;
- has good health.
- are not identified.
The German plant breeder Noack introduced the groundcover rose Nemo in 2001. The plant is 80-100 cm tall and can grow up to 120 cm wide. Bushes are large, but always with a compact overall appearance. Its leaves are medium green, shiny and compact. Often Nemo is planted as a hedge.
Flowers are pure white with yellow-orange stamens. They are between 3 and 4 cm tall. They are cup-shaped or flat in shape and gathered in paniculate inflorescences. Soft pink buds before budding. On one stem there may be 5-10 rosebuds. Blooms are very abundant, continuous from June to October. Nemo has no fragrance. Flowered inflorescences are best removed by hand.
Florists in the reviews note that Nemo has excellent resistance to disease and good winterhardiness. This rose blooms in waves, but the shrub never goes completely without flowers. These groundcover roses do not suffer from direct sunlight and look good in a rainstorm. Even a novice rose grower can grow a real beauty.
- The plant is large but compact;
- Flowering is abundant and almost continuous;
- Graceful, non-waving flowers;
- excellent disease resistance;
- easy care.
- Flower buds need to be removed by hand.
The French rose Candia Meillandecor is a fairly tall (70-80 cm) slender shrub with arch-shaped descending shoots. Stems covered with lots of glossy foliage. The variety grows quickly. It looks great on a slope or in a rockery. At the end of the season it is full of red fruits.
Candia Meillandecor flowers are bright red with a pale underside. Also the stamens of these roses look very decorative. Their diameter is 4-6 cm. They look like stars. And the yellow stamens are a real eye-catcher. This groundcover rose has no fragrance. Its flowering is abundant, often repeated and lasts until frost.
Candia Meillandecor is very well received by amateur gardeners. They like the fact that the bushes are phenomenally fast growing, have high resistance to disease, and are not afraid of frost (can be wintered without heavy covering). Always grows new shoots, which end in rose inflorescence. This groundcover variety is perfectly self-cleaning.
- interesting bush shape;
- Beautiful, expressive flowers;
- abundant flowering;
- High resistance to disease;
- Overwinters without serious covering;
- Excellent self-cleaning.
- have not been identified.
For decades the French groundcover rose Fiona has been very popular with gardeners all over the world. Height of the plant – 80-100 cm, width – 200 cm. The bush is spreading and has a lot of needles. It mainly spreads out. Looks more organic where it can flow freely on the ground. The branches are studded with lots of small, dark, glossy leaves.
Fiona flowers in big clusters with a delicate fragrance. They are semi-blossom and bright red or scarlet in color, making them easy to spot from a great distance. A white spot at the base of the bud emphasizes the bright color of the petals. Roses appear in clusters of 5-15 pieces. They grow around the entire surface of the bush. The scarlet fruits ripen after them.
In reviews, florists have said that this variety of groundcover rose is easy to grow and not fussy. Fiona is very resistant to disease. But now and then, under unfavorable conditions, it can be infected with black spot. However, it does not cause significant damage to the groundcover plant. The Fiona rose blends well into the landscape design.
- Beautiful spreading bushes;
- roses are very expressive in color;
- Plenty of blooms;
- Not bad disease resistance.
- can be affected by black spot disease.
The topiary rose variety Rody has been a big hit with gardeners since 1994. The shrub looks dense, as it has numerous shoots abundantly covered with leaves. Its shape is sprawling – the width reaches 125-200 cm. In the height of the shrub reaches 60-70 cm. Shoots short, arch-shaped, drooping under the weight of the flowers. They branch steadily through the season.
Flowers have a rich strawberry red color. They are semi-flowered, but the petals are arranged so that the roses become similar to pure floral ones. They appear in groups of 3-12 roses. The flower size is small, about 5 cm. Roses bloom in groups of 3-12 roses. During the period of abundant flowering, the bush is studded with roses, so much so that the leaves are almost invisible.
Florists in their reviews note that Rody is a winter-hardy, strong-growing, disease-resistant variety. This groundcover blooms profusely, so it looks beautiful in the bed. Creates maximum decorative effect. But the fragrance of this beauty is very weak, and it does not respond well to heavy rain. May occasionally be affected by black spot.
- Dense, beautiful bushes;
- Provides maximum decorative effect;
- good winter hardiness;
- Resistant to mechanical damage;
- Very rarely affected by diseases.
- Poor rain tolerance.