What Are Flower Carpet Roses and 5 Ideas to Use Them in Your Garden

These drop-dead gorgeous flower carpet roses are the highlight of a summer garden

By: THURSD. | 14-06-2023 | 9 min read
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Are you tired of seeing your garden beds or yard covered in boring, lifeless ground? If so, it's time to add a pop of color and texture with ground cover carpet roses! These delightful flower carpet roses not only add beauty and charm to your outdoor space, but they also serve a practical purpose. Their low, spreading habit, guarantees that carpet roses provide an exquisite cover for areas of your garden or lawn that are difficult to maintain or simply need a little bit of extra pizzazz.

Flower carpet roses come in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, making it easy to find the perfect match for your garden design. From delicate pinks to bold reds, yellows, and purples, there's a flower carpet rose to suit every taste. And with their prolific blooming nature throughout the growing season, you can enjoy a continuous display of stunning flowers from spring through fall.

What Are Flower Carpet Roses?

A carpet of roses is, one would say, the latest addition to the world of floriculture and floral landscaping design, and it has quickly become a favorite among garden enthusiasts.


Flower Carpet Roses
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These beautiful flowers are known for their ability to spread like a carpet, hence the name carpet roses. With their rich colors, enticing fragrance, and long-lasting blooms, carpet roses have become the perfect addition to any garden's floral design.

Carpet roses come in a variety of colors, including red, pink, white, and yellow. They are known for their ability to grow in almost any type of soil and climate and are easy to care for since they require very little maintenance. Unlike other rose varieties, carpet roses are resistant to diseases and pests, making them a favorite among gardeners.

Flower carpet roses are perfect for creating a carpet of roses in your garden. Imagine walking through a garden filled with colorful roses that spread out like a beautiful carpet.


lower Carpet Appleblossom Roses
Flower carpet appleblossom roses.
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The flower carpet rose is, therefore, the perfect way to add color and beauty to your outdoor space, with their quality of blooming from early spring until late fall and providing an endless supply of gorgeous flowers.

5 Ideas With Which You Can Design Using Flower Carpet Roses

Apart from their beauty and sheer flower power, flower carpet roses, which are often referred to as ground cover roses, are the perfect solution for those looking to create a low-maintenance, colorful ground cover that's both practical and visually appealing.


a flower carpet rose amber bloom
Flower carpet rose amber bloom.
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The flower carpet rose, once established, proves to be robust and resilient in the long run, with each plant providing up to 2,000 flowers, blooming from spring through late fall. It definitely is the answer to all sorts of vexing landscaping issues.

The floral carpet of roses can be used in several ways to design and decorate a setting. When done appropriately, they can elevate your outdoor space creating a flower carpet of roses that will leave your neighbors in awe.

Take a closer look at how you can use carpet roses to enhance your outdoor spaces:

Flower Carpet Roses Can Be Used on Slopes to Add Color

Sloppy and uneven ground can be challenging to maintain, but carpet roses can make it easy. With their thick, dense foliage, carpet roses can cover up sloppy ground and create a stunning, low-maintenance ground cover that requires little watering or care.


flower carpet roses planted on a slopping front yard
Flower carpet roses
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Choose from a variety of colors, including soft pinks, deep reds, and vibrant yellows, to create a carpet of roses that will make your outdoor space the envy of the neighborhood. Carpet roses have a two-tier root system and some of their roots reach quite deep into the ground, while some sit closer to the surface of the ground. This quality makes them an ideal aid in controlling soil erosion, and when it is fully established as a hedge against draughts.

Planting Flower Carpet Roses Around the Driveway

Your driveway is often the first thing visitors see when they arrive at your home, so why not make it beautiful with carpet roses? Plant a border of carpet roses along the edges of your driveway to create a stunning, colorful border that will make your home stand out.


carpet roses around a driveway
Carpet roses around a driveway.
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Flower carpet roses have a low-growing habit, and hence won't interfere with your vehicles. But they will add a touch of elegance and beauty to your outdoor space. You only need to trim their edges to control their overgrowth onto the driveway.

Flower Carpet Roses for Sidewalks and Curbs

Dressing up your sidewalks and curbs is easy with flower carpet roses. Use them to create a fragrant and colorful border that will make your outdoor space more inviting and beautiful.


pink flower carpet roses along a sidewalk
Pink flower carpet roses.
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Whether you're planting a new garden or revitalizing an existing one, this floral arrangement of roses can help you create a lush, colorful carpet of roses that will impress your guests and neighbors.

A Carpet of Roses Around Your Swimming Pool 

Nothing says relaxation and luxury like a stunning swimming pool surrounded by a carpet of roses. Use the flower carpet rose to create a colorful and fragrant border around the perimeter of your swimming pool.


carpet roses at a poolside
Carpet roses at poolside
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This flower carpet of roses has a lowly growing habit preventing it from interfering with your lounging, but it will add a touch of elegance and beauty to your outdoor space. Choose from a variety of colors to create a stunning carpet of roses that will make your pool area the highlight of your backyard.

Flower Carpet Roses for Walls and Walkways

If you have a bland wall or walkway, carpet roses can add a pop of color and charm. Use them to create a fragrant and colorful border along the edges of your walls and walkways.


Applebossom flower carpet roses
Flower carpet roses along a garden walkway
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This carpet rose flower's tendency to grow lowly ensures that the carpet of roses won't interfere with foot traffic. It will, however, add a touch of elegance and beauty to your outdoor space. Choose from a variety of colors of your preference to create a stunning carpet of roses that will make your walls and walkways come alive.

How Do You Care For Carpet Roses?

Like any plant, carpet roses require proper care to thrive. There are several tips on how you can take care of your carpet roses and keep them looking their best all year round:

Carpet roses</strong need direct sunlight. Therefore, it's important to choose the right location for your flower carpet roses. They thrive in full sun but can tolerate partial shade. So, make sure that wherever you plant them, they can get at least six hours of direct sunlight each day.


garden planted with flower carpet amber roses
Flower carpet amber roses 
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Additionally, they prefer well-drained soil that's rich in organic matter. When planting your carpet roses, ensure you dig a hole that's twice as wide as the root ball and deep enough for the root ball to sit below the soil level.

Water your flower carpet roses regularly, especially during the hot summer months. You should water them deeply, ensuring the water penetrates the soil around the roots. However, be careful not to water them too much as this can cause root rot. To ensure the soil remains moist but not waterlogged, consider using mulch around the base of the plant.


flower carpet rose amber
Flower carpet rose amber
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Prune your carpet roses regularly to promote healthy growth and encourage new blooms. Pruning should be done in the early spring before new growth begins. During pruning, remove any dead or diseased wood and cut back any stems that are crossing or rubbing against each other. Additionally, trim back the top third of the plant to promote new growth and encourage bushier growth.

Also, ensure to feed your flower carpet roses with a slow-release fertilizer every six to eight weeks during the growing season. This will provide the plant with the necessary nutrients for the plant to grow strong and healthy.


different varieties of flower carpet roses
Flower carpet roses
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With carefully following these tips, and with the right care, carpet roses can provide you with an all-year-long carpet of roses in your garden. 

How Do You Prune Your Carpet Roses?

Pruning your flower carpet roses is essential to keep them healthy and promote new growth. When pruning these flowers, there are factors to be put into consideration to ensure the process' effectiveness.

The best time to prune carpet roses is in late winter or early spring before new growth appears. This ensures that you're not cutting off any new buds or blooms. Pruning in the fall can also be done, but it's not as ideal.


flower carpet roses pink
Flower carpet roses pink
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When pruning carpet roses, you'll need a pair of sharp pruning shears or secateurs to make clean cuts. It's important to use sharp tools to avoid damaging the plant.

Then remove any dead or diseased wood by cutting back to healthy wood, making sure to make a clean cut. This will prevent the spread of disease and ensure that the plant's energy goes towards healthy growth.

Next, cut back any old wood to encourage new growth. Also, cut back to a healthy bud or branch. This will promote bushier growth and ensure that the plant remains healthy and vibrant.


scarlet and pink flower carpet roses
Flower carpet roses.
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Carpet roses can become dense over time, so it's essential to thin out the center. When pruning flower carpet roses, remove any weak or crossing stems, ensuring that the center of the plant remains open and well-ventilated.

Finally, trim back the top third of the plant. This will encourage new growth and help to shape the plant. Cut back to a healthy bud or branch, making sure to make a clean cut.

Where To Buy Flower Carpet Roses?

Flower carpet roses can be purchased from various nurseries, garden centers, and online retailers like Anthony Tesselaar Plants. Some examples include garden centers and nurseries, from where you can get a selection of colors and sizes to choose from, online retailers including Amazon, Etsy, and Breck's, Flower Carpet Rose's official website which offers a list of retailers that carry their products.

You can also buy carpet roses by searching for a retailer near you or purchase directly from the website, as well as through local landscaping companies in your region.

It's, however, important to do your research before purchasing flower carpet roses to ensure that you get the best quality plants for your garden.

Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a beginner, you can try this flower carpet rose. This carpet of roses is a versatile and easy-to-grow addition to any garden landscape and is worth the effort you put into it.

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