- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 11
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
For the benefit and beauty of a rose garden without the fuss, Drift Roses are an excellent option. As a groundcover rose, the Buttercream Drift Rose (Rosa ‘Buttercream Drift’) is compact, growing 18-24 inches tall and 24-30 inches wide. The petite, creamy-yellow flowers are fragrant and bloom repeatedly throughout the summer. For a pollinator attractor without the constant need for pruning and attention, Drift Roses are a must.
Once established, the Buttercream Drift Rose is relatively drought and heat tolerant. One of the greatest benefits of a Drift Rose is its disease resistance. While the Buttercream Drift Rose is not deer resistant, its resilience and ability to rebloom help it grow back and bloom quickly after being disturbed. Drift Roses are low maintenance and easy to care for, perfect as a pop of color in a garden or planted together in a low-growing hedge. Its petite size makes it a perfect rose for containers as well.
Buttercream Drift Rose Care
To plant the Buttercream Drift Rose, dig a hole that is at least twice the width and equal depth as the root ball. Drift Roses grow best in full sun, planted in well-draining, neutral soil. While Drift Roses perform well without fertilizer, a rose-specific fertilizer can be applied the first year after planting and once the first round of blooms has finished in the early summer. Provide the Buttercream Drift Rose with regular watering through its first year and during the hottest, driest months.
Drift Roses do not require deadheading as they naturally rebloom every 5-6 weeks. Weak or spindly branches can be pruned to maintain the Buttercream’s compact shape. While Drift Roses are cold hardy, providing them with 2-3 inches of mulch will help protect the roots from extreme cold. Drift Roses can also be wrapped in burlap in the coldest regions to further insulate the plant. If kept in a container, be sure to move Drift Roses into a protected garage over the winter.
Buttercream Drift Rose Spacing
Plant Drift Roses about 3-5 feet apart. To keep Drift Roses in a container, choose a pot with drainage that is about twice the size of the current pot. Be sure to provide plenty of sunlight; and water it regularly.
Buttercream Drift® Rose Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 11|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 24 - 30 Inches|
|Spacing: 24 - 30 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Yellow|
|Bloom Period: Summer Bloomer|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer|
|Brand: Drift Roses|
|Common Name: Buttercream Drift® Rose|
|Scientific Name: Rosa Buttercream Drift®|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.