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'Red Drift ®' rose Description
'Red Drift ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of zlesak
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
26 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD-.  
ARS:
Medium red Shrub.
Exhibition name: Nature Meillandécor ®
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (France, before 2005).
Introduced in United States by CP-Meilland Inc/Star Roses (California) in 2008 as 'Red Drift'.
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Pink to red.  None / no fragrance.  up to 15 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Small, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, cupped bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, compact, thornless (or almost).  Small, semi-glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of 1' to 16" (30 to 40 cm).  Width of 16" to 18" (40 to 45 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for garden, ground cover, landscape or shrub.  Heat tolerant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 17,877  on  24 Jul 2007   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/213,813  on  30 Aug 2005
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
Chromosome count from David Zlesak. July 17 2009.