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'Apricot Drift' rose Description
'MEImirrote' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jedmar
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
18 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (France, before 2008).
Introduced in United States by Star Roses (California) in 2009 as 'Apricot Drift'.
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Apricot, ages to lighter .  None to mild fragrance.  50 to 55 petals.  Average diameter 2.25".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Small, rounded buds.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, spreading.  Glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  
Height of up to 18" (up to 45 cm).  Width of up to 16" (up to 40 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  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
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the ‘The Fairy’ variety (non-patented in the United States). The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the product of the cross of the ‘Korwest’ variety (non-patented in the United States) and ‘Meiskaille’ variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 14,274). .The description is based on the observation of two-year-old plants during October while budded on Rosa froebelii understock and growing outdoors at Le Luc, Le Cannet des Maures, Var, France.
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