December 10th, 2022


Shrub Rose


Flower Carpet Pink’ was inducted into the WFRS Rose Hall of Fame at the 19th World Rose Convention in Adelaide in October 2022. World-wide sales of this rose now exceed 100 million plants in 34 years.

Werner Noack (1927-2022) bred Flower Carpet® Pink in Germany in 1988 and he was one of the first to market these new varieties as “ground cover roses”.  Flower Carpet Pink was introduced in Australia in 1991 by Anthony Tesselaar Plants, based in Victoria.

These roses captured the imagination of all gardeners but particularly non-gardeners. No deadheading and no routine spraying is required, simply an annual prune, a thick layer of mulch to smother weeds and regular water in the first year. Their well-developed root system means they are very drought tolerant once established.

Flower Carpet® Pink features small carmine semi-double blooms, produced in clusters almost continuously, with arching, bushy and spreading growth (60 to 80cm tall x 1m wide) with rich glossy, disease-resistant foliage.

This is one of the most disease-resistant roses ever bred, ideal for both home gardeners and professional landscapers wanting low-maintenance colour. With bushes smothered in flowers, it is great for mass plantings, borders, hedging and large containers.

There is no better proof of performance than multi-year trials held around the world. To date, the Flower Carpet collection has received 11 gold medals and 14 other international awards. Flower Carpet® now has 12 varieties in the collection.

Available from Anthony Tesselaar Plants, Garden Express and most Garden Centres.

Text: Melanie Trimper

Photos: Courtesy Anthony Tesselaar Plants