Some rose experts call the knockout rose the best shrub rose ever, and for good reasons. It won top AARS honors in year 2000.
Knock Out rose is a very versatile landscape plant; I even recommend growing these roses in containers on patios, and apartment or condo balconies.
It's definitely one of the best compact red rose bushes.
In the picture above roses are growing in a narrow curbside flower border.
The companion plants are Blue Iris, LambsEar, Fleebane and Hardy Geranium.
This photo gives you a good idea how this rose looks in mixed a flower border.
It is exceptionally disease resistant and appears to be immune to black spot and other common rose diseases. No spraying is ever needed.
The rose has mossy green foilage and it flowers with an abundance that is hard to beat.
Non stop masses of flowers until frost.
The continous blooming flowers are self-cleaning, but it always helps to remove spent, faded blooms on the rose plant.
The flowers have a very light sweet fragrance.
Here is another planting idea that is perfect for a small spot in your garden.
The red rose is underplanted with the briliant blue 'Lobelia', a self seeding annual that is so useful in many situations.
It's also available in white, pink, light blue and lavender.
Never plant roses without adding other plants that makes them shine.
Here is a picture showing pink knockout roses.
The red is more popular, however, if you prefer pink roses, this is how the pink variety looks like.
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