Plant of the Month

     Drift Roses

Welcome to Sperbeck's Nursery


We began building our business in 1986 and opened the doors May 16th, 1987. Our mission for our business is a place where our guests and friends are welcomed and they will..... 


"Be aware of the blessings of the beauty of this world, of the joy of friendships shared and of the peace found only in Him"


....through the gardens and the landscapes of which we are blessed to help create.


We enjoy helping our customers at the nursery take home the right plant or garden accessory for the place in their garden.  We delight teaching customers how to be successful with their garden projects from planting, to properly caring for them and enjoying them as they add beauty and value to their homes for years to come.  We love designing or installing landscapes, now for two generations of clients.  We appreciate maintaining our landscapes to allow them to mature into the beauty for which they were created.

   

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               ​Operating Hours


Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Closed during rain.



Drift roses are a cross between full-size groundcover roses and miniatures.  From the groundcover roses they kept toughness, disease resistance and winter hardiness.  From the miniatures, they inherited a well-managed size and repeat-blooming nature.   
The low, spreading habit of Drift Roses is perfect for small gardens and combination planters. They brighten borders, fill empty spaces, and spread delicately around established plants. 


SOIL
Be sure to plant Drift roses in a well-prepared bed enriched with generous amount of organic matter, such as compost.  Good drainage produces the best results, so avoid low, wet areas or plant in raised beds.


WATERING
Immediately after planting deep soak the planting area.  For an extra boost to stimulate early root formation and stronger root development, consider watering your newly planted Drift Rose with a solution of root Stimulator.  Root Stimulator reduces transplant shock and promotes greener, more vigorous plants.  During the first growing season, water only as needed to keep the root ball and surrounding soil damp to moist. Keep in mind that deep soaking less frequently is much better than splashing just a little water on the plants every day.  Roses planted during the winter dormant season, when they are not actively growing and evaporation is much slower, will require much less water.  When established, Drift Roses are quite drought tolerant plants.  If you see new leaves wilting or the tips of new stems bending over during dry weather this could be a sign your roses could use a good deep soaking.


FERTILIZING
Drift roses are fast growers and heavy bloomers that will benefit from fertilization. WeI recommend feeding Drift Roses right after the late winter pruning and then every 6 weeks or so during the growing season with a rose food or an organic rose food.  Cease fertilization 2 months prior to the average first-frost date in your area. Drift roses really come into their own the second or third year after planting.


PEST AND DISEASE
These are not finicky roses.  Appealing to today's busy gardener, these low-maintenance rose are highly disease resistant.  They require very little spraying.  Blackspot disease has been minimal on plants.  You might see some aphids or powdery mildew.

 
PROTECTION
Mulch is important for these roses, as for most newly planted shrubs.  In addition to looking nice and reducing weed problems, mulching prevents the surface soil from drying out so quickly.  This helps the roots to establish faster and more reliably and reduces the amount of watering needed 


SIZE
Space plants a minimum of three feet apart.  It would be best to plant four to five feet apart if you are thinking long term. The soil pH for roses should be slightly acid, between 6.0-6.5


As with other roses, plant Drift roses in a location receiving full sun: eight hours daily is recommended.  These ground-hugging, ever-blooming shrubs are perfect as a border or bedding plant. They make a stunning low hedge and can be used to edge a bed of taller shrubs.  3' w x 2' h




Sperbeck's Nursery

1332 Woodward Street

Yuba City, CA 95993

Phone (530) 673-8312 or

(530) 673-8334

​Fax (530) 673-3134

Email sperbecksnursery@sbcglobal.net

Looking for natural pest control?  We carry live lady bugs and praying mantis eggs!