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The Flower Carpet® series of roses have been a revelation since they were first introduced to New Zealand in the early 1990’s. Since then, 10 colours have been introduced and this month, we feature Flower Carpet® Red.

Flower Carpet® Red has all the other attributes of the Flower Carpet ® series – long flowering period, exceptional tolerance to disease, easy care and tolerant of a wide variety of conditions.

The single blooms are a velvety deep red colour and open to reveal yellow stamens. Produced in large clusters, the plants are never without blooms from late spring until well into autumn. The spreading plant grows to 60 – 80cm high and 120cm wide making it ideal for many landscaping situations and is also good grown as a standard.

Bred by Noack of Germany, Flower Carpet® Red is a great red ground cover rose that is easy care and easy to grow.

Photos courtesy Anthony Tesselaar International 


The New Zealand Rose Society (Inc) is a non profit organisation dedicated to promoting the cultivation of the world’s most favourite flower.

Founded in 1931, the society is made up of  district rose societies working at a local level to ‘To implant the rose in the hearts and gardens of the people’ which is the motto of the New Zealand Rose Society.

District rose societies hold meetings, organise rose shows and pruning demonstrations, publish newsletters and arrange garden visits.

National Conventions and shows are also organised where rosarians meet, learn from each other and show their best blooms. Rose societies also compete against one another in groups for Rose Ranfurly Shields.

At a national level, the New Zealand Rose Society provides several publications to its members – the cultural handbook, the New Zealand Rose Review and the New Zealand Rose Annual. It also operates the New Zealand International Rose Trial Grounds at Palmerston North in partnership with the Palmerston North City Council.

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