Rosa Flower Carpet Sunshine ('Noason') (PBR)

rose Flower Carpet Sunshine (ground cover rose)

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Buy Rosa Flower Carpet Sunshine ('Noason') (PBR) rose Flower Carpet Sunshine (ground cover rose): Has an excellent resistance to diseases

This rose is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Gorgeously ruffled, pale yellow blooms appear continuously in large clusters from mid-summer to early winter on this attractive groundcovering rose. Noted for it exceptional resistance to diseases, the foliage is a glossy rich green, and it is useful for suppressing weeds in sun or partial shade.

    All our roses are field grown. In October/November they are dug up and potted. However, they will not produce any new roots until spring, so don't be suprised if the compost falls away from the roots when winter planting. Some suppliers send out 'bare root' plants unpotted, but we don't as it is easier to manage them on the nursery in pots.

  • Garden care: If planting in winter, choose a frost-free spell when the soil is not frozen. Roses are quite deep-rooted plants so dig a deep hole roughly twice as wide as the plants roots and mix in a generous amount of composted organic matter. A top-dressing of a general purpose fertiliser can be worked into the surrounding soil and we also recommend using Rose Rootgrow at this stage to encourage better root development. This is particularly important when planting into a bed where roses have previously been grown as Rose Rootgrow is said to combat rose sickness (aka. replant disease).

    Remove the plants from their pots and gently spread out the roots before placing them in the centre of the hole. Try to ensure that the 'bud union' (the point where the cultivated rose has been grafted onto the rootstock, and from where the shoots emerge) is at soil level. You can judge this quite easily by laying something flat, like a spade handle or bamboo cane, across the top of the hole. When they are at the right height, back-fill the hole, firming the soil down gently before watering the plant well.

    Water generously until well established, and apply a specialist rose fertiliser (following the manufacturers instructions) each spring. They will also benefit from a generous mulch of composted farmyard manure in spring, but make sure this is kept away from the stems.

    While wearing tough gloves, prune in late winter or early spring, removing any dead, damaged or weak-looking stems completely. Then cut back over-long stems so they fill their allotted space and trim the remaining strong shoots by about a third. Sideshoots can then be cut back to within two or three buds from the main stems. You can regenerate older plants by cutting back all the stems to 10cm in late winter.

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Eventual height & spread

Long flowering way into November


Sprawling habit-pretty over a bank Sprays of "sunshine" yellow flowers Very long flowering Lovely planted with Johnsons blue geraniums as they intermingle


Northeast Scotland



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Hello, I wonder if you could tell me the name of the large plant with the variegated leaves in the background of one of the pictures. Many Thanks.


Hello there It is the foliage of one of the Canna lilies. I have attached the link below.

Want a rose in a pot for a patio to give as anniversary gift Can I leave any of your roses in pots. I have six of my own in pots and they seem ok Keith R


Hello, Most of the smaller roses (say anything up to around a metre or so), do well in large pots provided they are kept well fed and watered, but I would avoid anything that gets to big - and climbing roses, which never do well in a pot.


How far apart are flower carpet roses planted to a) form a hedge and b) for ground cover?


Hello, These have an eventual spread of around 1.2m, so the planting distance will depend on what effect you are trying to create and how impatient you are. For a low hedge, I would recommend planting at 45cm intervals, but if you are using them for groundcover, you could plant them anywhere between 75cm to 1m apart.

Hi there, in one of the pictures this rose is planted in a pot, there are a couple of plants in the pot with it, could you please tell me what the plant in the right side is? I really like it but don't know what it is. I am also thinking of planting this rose into a large pot, any idea what size pot I will need? I have tons of roses planted into the ground but I would like to have some in pots that I can move around and change things up a bit. Thanking you in advance.


Hello there Planted alongside the Rosa 'Flower Carpet Sunshine' in the pot on the right side is Alchemilla mollis, and the grass infront of the rose is Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'. Yes you could plant this rose in a pot successfully. I would use a deep pot as roses approx 40-50cm diameter. Hope this helps

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