Red Ribbons Groundcover Rose
Rosa 'KORtemma' PP#9,115
Introduced in 1990 by Kordes of Germany, this rose immediately gained attention for its superb disease resistance and spirited color. The scent isn't much to write home about, but these 2½-inch semi- to fully double blooms, which open from charming pointed, ovoid buds, really have an impact, even from across the garden. They begin in early summer in most climates, and continue intermittently all the way through late summer. The plants are extremely tough and vigorous, proving themselves to be resistant to most diseases and pests and tolerant of cold, drought, heat, and humidity. This is one groundcover rose you want spreading throughout your beds and borders or spilling over the sides of containers. Var: 'KORtemma' (PP#9,115). Zones 4-9.
|Zone||4 - 9|
|Bloom Season||Early Summer - Late Summer|
|Plant Height||2 ft 3 in|
|Plant Width||4 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Double Bloom, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Hips|
|Bud Shape||Ovoid, Pointed|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Common Rust, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Powdery Mildew, Rust, Scorching|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Landscapes, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
- Butterflies like a lot of sunlight, so locate your garden in a sunny area.
- If you live in a windy location, plant your butterfly-attracting plants near a building, fence, or hedge to protect them.
- Plant a variety of nectar-rich plants, as well as shrubs and evergreens for shelter.
- Since many butterflies and native flowering plants have co-evolved, try to put in some that are native to your area. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center provides lists of plants native to states and regions.
- Certain colors are particularly attracting to butterflies – red, yellow, pink, purple, or orange blooms that are clustered or flat-topped, with a short flower tubes are especially attractive to adult butterflies.
- Avoid using pesticides, especially around nectar-producing plants.
- Provide a shallow source of water – try a birdbath with pebbles lining the bowl.
- Place a rock in a sunny spot for butterfly basking and resting.
- Create a "puddling area" by digging a shallow hole filled with compost or manure where rainwater will collect and release essential salts and minerals.
- If you want butterflies to breed in your garden, put in some caterpillar food plants, such as parsley, milkweeds, asters, thistles, violets, clover, grasses, and Queen Anne’s Lace.
- Since butterflies need nectar throughout the entire adult phase of their lives, try to create a design that will allow for a continuous bloom – when one stops blooming, another starts.