The orange and coral-colored Drift Rose Coral is perfect for mass planting. Also known as Rosa Rugosa, it is an attractive, low-maintenance shrub that adds a pop of color to any landscape. This deciduous shrub is well-suited to temperate climates, making it a great choice for gardeners in USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9.
The Drift Rose Coral is a fast-growing shrub with a rounded, spreading habit and an average height of 4-6 feet. The foliage is a glossy dark green and provides a nice backdrop for the attractive flowers. The fragrant, single flowers are bright coral-pink in color and appear in clusters from late spring to early fall. The flowers are followed by rose hips, which are a favorite food for birds and other wildlife.
This shrub is excellent for use in mixed borders, foundation plantings, and wildlife gardens. The Drift Rose Coral is adaptable to a variety of soils, but prefers well-drained, moist soil and full sun to partial shade. It is resistant to drought and most diseases, making it a great choice for low-maintenance gardens. For best results, prune in early spring to keep the shrub dense and flowering. Growing 1 ½ feet tall and gently spreading 2 ½ feet wide, this deciduous plant requires full sun and moderate watering.