Knock Out Roses

Posted in Planting Your Roses, Shrub Roses

The Knock Out rose, a 2000 AARS (All-America Rose Selection) winner, has broken all records for sales of a new rose and is the most widely sold rose in North America. Knock Out roses were developed by William Radler, a Wisconsin botanist, who was looking for a hardy, disease-resistant rose bush …

This family of roses are shrub roses that grow to about 3 feet in height and stay in a relatively tidy mound …

The Knock Out family of roses are definitely easy care roses and do not require any special t.l.c. They are the most disease resistant, low maintenance roses on the market and have stunning flower power …

These charmers will bloom repeatedly until the first hard frost. Another plus of this rose variety is its self-cleaning feature – so there is no need to deadhead (remove spent blooms).

Knock Out roses can fit any landscape and don’t need much pruning. Plant them individually among shrubs, annuals and perennials in mixed beds and borders.

You can also plant them in large groups to create a colorful hedge, or along a foundation to provide a bright border. They are very versatile and hardy …

There are seven varieties of Knock Out roses in various colors:

1. Single Knock Out
(Rosa ‘Radrazz’) – the original and most popular, with cherry red blooms
2. Double Knock Out
(Rosa ‘Radtko’) – vivid red double flower form
3. Pink Knock Out
(Rosa ‘Radcon’) – bright pink single-petaled

4. Pink Double Knock Out
(Rosa ‘Radtkopink’) – double flowered hot pink
5. Rainbow Knock Out
(Rosa ‘Radcor’) – coral pink blooms with yellow centers
6. Blushing Knock Out
(Rosa ”Radyod’) – delicate blushing pink
7. Sunny Knock Out
(Rosa ‘Radsunny’) – bright yellow fading to cream.

You won’t be disappointed by this family of wonderful, truly easy care roses! Great for beginners and seasoned rosarians alike.

 

 

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