The Knock Out rose bush was created from Rose Breeder Bill Radler. It was actually a big hit, too, as it was a two thousand AARS and it smashed the record for sales of a new rose. In North America The Knock Out® rose bush is one of the most popular roses, as it continues to sell very well. Continue reading to learn more on how to care for Knock Out roses.


How to Care for Knockout Roses

The Knock Out roses are very easy to grow, they don’t require much care. Knock Out roses are very disease resistant, too, which adds to their appeal. Knock Out roses bloom cycle is about every 5 to 6 weeks. The Knock Out roses is actually known as “self-cleaning” roses, which simply means there is no real need to deadhead them. A lot of Knock Out rose bushes blooming along a fence line or at the edge of an island landscaping is a beautiful sight to behold. Though Knock Out roses is hardy to USDA Zone five, they will really need some winter protection. The Knock Out roses are extremely heat tolerant, therefore they will do well in the most sunny and hot of locations.

Actually when it comes to growing Knock Out roses, they can pretty much be listed as plant them and forget them roses. If they do get a little out of the shape you like for them along your fence line or garden edge, a quick trimming here and there and they are right back to the form you like blooming all the while. If no rose bush forming pruning is done to adjust their height and/or width, the Knock Out roses can reach about three to four feet wide and three to four feet tall. In some areas, an early spring pruning twelve to eighteen inches above the ground works well, while in areas with harder winters they can be pruned down to around three inches above the ground to remove the dieback of the canes. A good early spring pruning is highly recommended in other to help get the top performance out of these fine shrub rose bushes. When caring for the Knock Out roses, feeding them with a good organic or chemical granular rose food for their first spring feeding is recommended in other to get them off to a good start. Foliar feedings from then on until the last feeding of the season works just fine in other to keep them well-fed, happy, and blooming. Without a doubt, there will be more and more rose bushes added to the Knock Out family of rose bushes as research and development continues. The following are some of the current family members are:

-         Knock Out Rose

-         Sunny Knock Out Rose

-         Pink Double Knock Out Rose

-         Blushing Knock Out Rose

-         Pink Knock Out Rose

-         Double Knock Out Rose

Rainbow Knock Out Rose

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