Knockout roses are super easy shrub roses. The 'Knockout' rose is a fantastic low maintenance rose that is a great landscape rose for a garden.
The 'Knockout' rose bush is now available as double flower rose, and Rainbow 'Knockout' Rose.
The pink 'Knockout' rose is also very pretty and popular.
Landscaping with 'Knockout' Rose is very satisfying because the rose care is only minimal.
You never have to spray and fuss over these Knockouts.
They just keep blooming and blooming all season long.
In Los Angeles where I garden, they bloom ten months per year.
I usually have to force them to go dormant by removing all foilage before pruning them.
Mature Plant Height: 3 feet.
Bloom Size: 3 to 3.5 inches.
Bloom Time: all season long.
Fragrance: very light, sweet.
Year Introduced: 2000.
Awards Won: AARS 2000, Texas A&M University Superstar Award, Germany's ADR Award.
American Rose Society Rating: 8.5.
Knockout Single Red
Knockout Double Pink
Knockout Double Red
Knockout Single Pink
Knockout Sunny Rose
Knockout Blushing Rose
The picture of the red double variety is growing in my front garden by the driveway. It has been there for about 4 years now.
It blooms continously all spring, summer and all the way into december in my Southern
Here is a link to more pictures of 'Knockout' shrub roses in flowerbeds and gardens.
The 'Knockout' rose bushes are very easy to care for. The pink double 'Knockouts' in the picture above has never been sprayed and never need deadheading.
The rose flowers are self-cleaning, so you never have dead blooms on the bush, which isn't very attractive.
In the spring after you have pruned them, sprinkle some time-released rose fertilizer around the plants and cover the rose food with a 2 inch layer of mulch.
Now lay your garden hose at the base and deep water the roses good.
Caring for Knockout roses in a container garden is also very easy.
You just have to water it every day, and fertilize every week.
Pruning is done late winter or early spring. Simply take a hedge shearer and cut the bush off by about a third. Then take out the dead and spindly canes. That's it!
I also trim the knockouts after the first flower flush is over in early summer.
After the trim, I will give it a good dose of Miracle Grow For Roses fertilizers.
Doing this will speed up re-blooming, and the bush looks better.
These plants put on such a colorful show and they add such curb appeal to a front garden. If you like some color in your garden, but don't have the time to fuss with roses, this rose is ideal. The perfect rose bush for people who say they can't grow roses.
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