Flower Carpet® roses also often referred to as The Carpet Rose® being the world’s number one ground cover rose. Once established, some varieties can produce an astonishing display, flowering prolifically from spring through to autumn. They’re low maintenance and have exceptional disease resistance. Better still, once established their well-developed root system means they’re drought and low-water tolerant: surface roots take up available surface water while deeper roots access lower level water in drought conditions. As for pruning, once a year in late winter or early spring, all you need is a pair of garden shears to cut them back by a third any which way.