Apricot Drift® Rose

Gorgeous, Apricot Blooms from Spring until Frost!
  • Superior disease resistance
  • Great groundcover
  • Plant in clusters or borders
  • Great plant for adding unique color
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Product Details

Drift® roses have become very popular in the last few years.  Drift® roses are a perfect compliment to the Knock Out® rose or can be used as a smaller alternative.  

The compact, but stunning Drift® rose is a perfect rose bush for planting around the house or in a small bed. Drift® roses are ideal in a group or around trees. Try planting in a hedge for stunning color.

Features of the Apricot Drift® Rose

The Apricot Drift® has a unique color.  It's one of our favorites!  Each bloom is lush with colorful petals that really attract attention.  

If you are looking for a maintenance free rose, Drift® roses are as close as they come!  They do not need to be pruned and are disease resistant.  A high grade, slow release fertilizer will keep your roses blooming throughout the year.  Ideal sunlight is 8 hours a day.  Drift® roses share that same extended bloom time (spring through the first frost) as the Knock Out® rose, but in a smaller package ideal for small yards and beds.  Expect a mature growth of just 1.5' feet tall and up to 2 feet wide.

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Brand The Drift Rose
Grows in Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Width 2-3 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Green
Botanical Name Rosa 'Meimirrot' PPAF CPBRAF

How To Care for your new Apricot Drift® Rose

Drift Roses are so easy to care for.  Basically just plant, water, and thats it!

At the time of planting, water your drift rose daily for at least 1 week with a hose.  Make sure that the root ball is throughly saturated so that it does not dry out.  If you have an sprinkler system, we still recommend hand watering just to ensure success.  

We suggest a quality slow release fertilizer to mix in or sprinkler around each drift rose.  The slow release fertilizer will ensure your drift rose will be covered in blooms! Fertilize 2 times a year.  Once in the spring, and again in the summer.  

Right before spring, you can prune your drift rose.  Its not required but it will help maintain vigor and strength as well as encourage better blooming.  We recommend pruning back, about 1/2 size.  Drift Roses are really easy and just a pleasure to add to your landscape.


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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I just love my drift roses! I switched from knock out roses to drift roses. I have not pruned these roses yet. I just love them..

I ordered the 3 gallon sizes. They came large and had flowers on them.
July 29, 2014
Just love drift roses
These roses are my favorite. I planted them and don't have to do anything.
January 3, 2015
I was duly impressed with all aspects of the purchase. The packaging was perfect; that rose bush couldn't have been damaged if it was thrown to the ground! The condition of the plant was perfect and looked just like the photo in the ad. The unopened buds blossomed within a couple of days. I would use Planting Tree again without reservation..
July 10, 2017
2 months ago
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Because I already have some and the look great !!
Dana B on Jul 15, 2017
I now own all drift roses. They all look great hanging out together. Unless Apricot is a troublemaker. I think Peach will keep her in line
Elaine W on May 13, 2017
Because I already have some and the look great !!
Dana B on Jul 15, 2017
Highly recommended by landscape designer.
Diane S on Jul 3, 2017
I now own all drift roses. They all look great hanging out together. Unless Apricot is a troublemaker. I think Peach will keep her in line
Elaine W on May 13, 2017
Highly recommended by landscape designer.
Diane S on Jul 3, 2017
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