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Flower Carpet® Mini Cherry Rose

Flower Carpet Roses

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This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
  • Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 10
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

What could be better than a bright cherry-red floral border lining your sidewalk or outlining your house? Flower Carpet® Mini Cherry Rose, a compact groundcover rose, features masses of small, bright red blooms offset by lustrous emerald leaves. Bred by Flower Carpet Roses, this shrub blooms continuously from spring until fall’s first frost. This carpet rose is cold hardy in zones 5 to 10 and low maintenance, making it a fantastic choice for busy gardeners all over the US.

Flower Carpet® Mini Cherry Rose has a low, bushy growth habit. Relatively disease and drought tolerant, this variety adds bold, problem-free color and texture to beds and borders. Whether planted as a specimen or en masse as ground cover, this showy shrub will provide three dependable seasons of interest. Its compact size, brilliant color, and delicate texture will enhance cottage gardens, foundation plantings, and slopes. 

Flower Carpet® Mini Cherry Rose Care

While tolerant of partial sun, this shrub grows bushier and produces more blooms in full sun. Plant it in organic soil that’s moist and well draining. Amend poor soil with compost to improve drainage and fertility. Water regularly during the first season until its roots are established, and provide about an inch of water weekly thereafter. Apply a slow-release fertilizer designed for roses, such as Espoma’s 4-3-2 Rose-Tone in spring and summer.

Low-maintenance Flower Carpet® Mini Cherry Rose requires minimal pruning and is relatively self-cleaning. Before new growth appears in spring, cut back the stems to 6 to 10 inches high. Mulch in the fall to protect the roots from cold weather. 

Due to its compact size, this groundcover rose grows well in a large container. Use it to add focal interest to porches, patios, decks, and bare garden spaces. Plant it in a 2-foot wide container filled with all-purpose potting soil. If the soil does not drain well, mix in extra perlite. Plant it alone or add parsley and alyssum in a lovely thriller-filler-spiller combination.

Flower Carpet® Mini Cherry Rose Spacing

Flower Carpet® Mini Cherry Rose grows to 1 to 2 feet high and 2-3 feet wide. For borders, space plants 2.5 feet apart. Plant in beds and containers with compatible plants, including marigolds, geraniums, and coreopsis.

Flower Carpet Mini Cherry Rose Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 10
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
Habit: Clumping, Spreading, Upright
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description: Cherry Red Blooms
Bloom Period: Spring to Fall
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Fall Interest, 3 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Disease
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: N/A
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting
Features: Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Flower Carpet Mini Cherry Rose
Other Name(s): Alfabia, Coral Flower Carpet
Scientific Name: Rosa Flower Carpet® Mini Cherry

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes 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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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Guarantee and Warranty

Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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Planter Shipping

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