Rosa ‘Tapis volant’

Family : Rosaceae

Class : Modern shrubby rose

Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza


English translation by Ignacio Barrionuevo



Created in Belgium by Louis Lens in 1982, ‘Tapis volant’ is a hanging, groundcovering Landscape, shrub rose.

Although only 40-70 cm high, covers densely the ground over more than 160 cm in diameter. In the terraced gardens can be used with the same effect of a creeper, perhaps as a help to hide a retaining wall letting it extend over the ground then to form, as its name suggests, a remarkable “flying carpet” blooming during the whole vegetative season.

Healthy and thorny shrub, with a medium green, shiny foliage, which doesn’t need great caring.

Shows many clusters of single blooms with 5 cup-organized petals, which can even be 4 cm in diameter. They give off an intense fruity scent, turning over time from pastel pink to white elegantly contrasting with the yellow-golden prominent stamens.

Variety denomination : LENplat

Parentage :

Seed : ‘Rosa luciae’ × Seedling

Pollen : Rosa multiflora × ‘Ballerina’

Awards :

1987 - Kortrijk / Courtrai Gold Medal

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