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'Flower Carpet Red Velvet' rose Description
'Alcantara' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Silvio D'Amicone
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Medium red Shrub.
Exhibition name: Velvet Flower Carpet
Bred by Reinhard Noack (Germany, 1998).
Red, yellow stamens.  None / no fragrance.  7 to 8 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed buds.  
Short, compact, spreading.  Medium, glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  
Height of 16" to 28" (40 to 70 cm).  Width of up to 28" (up to 70 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden or ground cover.  Vigorous.  produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Australia - Application No: 1997/331  on  1997   VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 11,308  on  21 Mar 2000   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 119583  on  21 Jul 1998
Inventor: Noack, Reinhard. A new variety of ground cover rose which forms throughout the season long-lasting bright velvet red blossoms. Created at Gutersloh, Germany... The female parent was 'Ricarda' (which has deep salmon-pink semi-double blossoms). The male parent was an unnamed seedling that included 'Flower Carpet' in its parentage. This seedling was initially identified as No. 1039-89... this rose commonly blooms in large sprays of 20 to 25 blossoms.
According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made June 18, 1998 (Application No. ROS685). The breeder's Reference for this rose is Noare.

Note (1) Patent lineage differs from registration lineage. SEE REFERENCES
Note (2) Petal count differs in patent from petal count in registration. SEE REFERENCES