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'Apricot Drift' rose Description
'Apricot Drift' rose photo
Photo courtesy of carlysuko
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 2008).
Introduced in United States by Star Roses & Plants (California) in 2009 as 'Apricot Drift'.
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.  
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).
USDA zone 4b 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
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.