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'Apricot Drift' rose Description
'Apricot Drift' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cathy Rose
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
18 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (France, before 2009).
Introduced in United States by Star Roses (California) as 'Apricot Drift'.
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Apricot, ages to lighter .  None to mild fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 0.75".  Small, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Small, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, spreading.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 18" (up to 45 cm).  Width of up to 30" (up to 75 cm).
Growing:
Can be used for cut flower, garden or ground cover.  Very vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Breeder's notes:
True dwarf ground cover rose
Exceptional disease resistance
Always in bloom
Great shiny foliage
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 23,354  on  29 Jan 2013   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/662,244  on  7 Apr 2010
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