Red Ribbons™ Ground Cover Rose

Hardy to Zone 4
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Features to Note


4 - 9

Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

4 Feet

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
4 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


When the garden occasion calls for opulence, Red Ribbons is the best way we know to grow a lush carpet of scarlet finery that perfectly complements all surrounding plants or serves as a breathtaking stand-alone. This ground cover shrub rose decorates the sunny border with large clusters of blooms in regular waves from one end of summer to the other, banked all the while by fresh, lush, disease-resistant foliage. It is considered by many the best red ground cover rose ever introduced, and we at Jackson & Perkins would have to agree.

The blooms offer brilliant color for any sunny setting. Semi to fully double, opening to 3 inches across, they boast up to 25 petals arrayed in a cupped form around a bright yellow center. If you lean in, you might detect a subtle, sweet scent, but Red Ribbons makes an excellent ground cover to taller, leggier roses because its fragrance does not compete with the stronger perfumes of hybrid teas and floribundas. Best of all, the habit is dense and nicely branched, with no bare spots, reaching just 2 to 3 feet high but spreading to 4 feet wide. This is the rose to edge a long border or use in a deep mass planting.

Red Ribbons blooms in great flushes all summer long, setting large clusters of petite, pointed, ovoid buds among the glossy dark green leaves. Bred in northern Germany, it is quite cold-hardy, but handles heat and humidity nicely as well. Red Ribbons is a shrub rose, bred to take its place in the three-season landscape no matter the fluctuations in the weather.

Introduced in 1990 by Kordes Roses, Red Ribbons was named Canterbury in Europe, and has since been rechristened Chilterns in Great Britain. Here in the United States, where we at Jackson & Perkins introduced it as part of our Garden Ease Collection, it has always been Red Ribbons, and has long held a place of honor in the ground cover rose family. We highly recommend it for your landscape.


Item Form: Bareroot Ownroot
Genus: Rosa
Variety: 'KORtemma'
Category: Groundcovers, Roses
Habit: Spreading
USDA Zone Low: 4
USDA Zone High: 9
Bloom Color: Red
Max Bloom Size: 3.000000
Bloom Season Start: Late Spring
Bloom Season End: Late Fall
Foliage Color: Dark Green, Glossy
Characteristics: Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer, Repeat Bloomer
Uses: Border, Landscapes
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, PR, VI
Discount Exempt: No



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