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Ralph's Creeper - Ground Cover Rose

Ralph's Creeper

Ground Cover. Bred by Moore in USA (West Coast) in 1987.
Use:
 
Containers, Borders
Color:
 
Red/White Blend
Form:
 
Semi-Double
Fragrance:
 
None
Remontance:
 
Continuous
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 11
Height & Width:
 
2 ft x 2 ft
Recommendation:
 
Mediterranean Climates

Comments Ralph's Creeper covers itself with floppy, informal flowers regularly throughout the summer. The saturated scarlet extends all the way in to the outer edge of the central yellow stamens whereupon the color fades quickly to white. The effect is charming. It is said to be drought tolerant and shade tolerant in southern California. And to bloom almost continuously. ARS members are unimpressed, giving it an abysmal rating of 4.8. How can we possibly imagine all of this information is true? Perhaps this red rose is a martyr to blackspot where summers are damp. Or, perhaps ARS members who plant minis take all the other qualities for granted and are mostly looking for good exhibition fodder. Either way, those who grow it today just to make splotches of red blossoms are fond of it.