Nicholas Staddon, Plantsman for Village Nurseries, has over 30 years of plant experience. Working with professional plant breeders, hybridizers, and explorers, he scoured the globe for new discoveries in the plant world. He has long been a sought-out resource and guest for television and radio gardening shows across the U.S., and also worked closely with professional garden designers and communicators.
Nicholas has grown and touted Flower Carpet since their arrival in the US in 1995 and continues to believe that it’s “the best ground cover rose on the market.” Here explains how Flower Carpet can be used in a variety of settings – from garden beds and borders to slopes, median strips and mass plantings like those found at Ladera Ranch home estates in California.
One of the thinks Nicholas likes best about Flower Carpet is that unlike most roses, it’s “self-cleaning”, meaning that dead/spent flowers drop cleanly to the ground rather than hanging onto the plant. This is especially evident with his favorite, Flower Carpet ‘White’. With their two-tier root system, Flower Carpet roses are also considerably more drought tolerant than many other roses on the market today, making them particularly popular in median strip and hillside plantings.
Visit the Flower Carpet Rose Photo Gallery for more ideas and inspiration!