Groundcover or carpet roses

Exceptionally low groundcovers that root as they spread, forming dense cushions; useful for trailing over embankments, rockeries and for underplanting and rarely exceeding 40 cm tall. The German breeder Kordes has contributed many new cultivars to this group. Treloar Roses is the Australian agent.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rosaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Rosa 'Immensee'

A dwarf groundcover shrub. Flowers single, white, suffused with pink, strongly fragrant and with stamens a prominent yellow at first. Raised by Kordes, Germany, in 1982. 'The Fairy' _ r. wichuraiana seedling.

Rosa 'Orange Cascade'

Shrub with small ferny foliage. Flowers orange, semi-double and flowering erratically. Raised as an unknown seedling crossed with 'Magic Wand' by r.s. Moore, 1979.

Rosa 'Red Cascade'

Spreading shrub with arching branches. Flowers prolific and in clusters, small, deep red, double, cupped. (r. wichuraiana _ 'Floradora') _ 'Magic Dragon' raised by r.s. Moore, 1976.

Rosa 'Sea Foam'

Trailing bushy shrub to 1m or so tall with glossy foliage. Flowers profuse in clusters over a long season, double, creamy white, fragrant, long-flowering. (['White Dawn' _ 'Pinocchio'] _ ('White Dawn' _ 'Pinocchio')] _ ('White Dawn' _ 'Pinocchio'), raised Schwartz, 1964.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Rosaceae
genus        Rosa L.