Pink Knock Out® Shrub Rose
Makes a great impact when planted in hedges or groups.
First Knock Out® took the Rose world by storm, and now there's ultra-floriferous Pink Knock Out® to wow us all over again! Just as disease-resistant as its award-winning red cousin, Pink Knock Out® delights with an extra-long season of bloom!
These blooms are just 2 inches wide, but arise in such big clusters among the handsome blue-green foliage that you'll spot them from across the garden! They begin in spring and continue throughout summer and right into fall, persisting up till hard frost in our garden last season. They even self-clean! Now that's a landscape Rose -- colorful for three seasons and easy to care for in all four!
Like the original Knock Out®, this dark pink has superb resistance to Blackspot, Japanese Beetles, mildew, and many other common Rose scourges. It's even drought-tolerant, though of course it blooms best when given adequate water. You won't believe the difference that fresh, healthy foliage makes to your Rose display!
Another masterpiece from Canadian breeder William Radler, Pink Knock Out® is sure to be a runaway success. You just can't go wrong with this magnificent shrub Rose! And if you want more Knock Outs®, don't forget the spectacular new double-flowered Pink!
Pink Knock Out® reaches 3½ feet tall and 4 feet wide. Space the plants about 3 feet apart for good coverage. Zones 4-9.
|Variety||Pink Knock Out®|
|Zone||4 - 9|
|Bloom Season||Late Spring - Early Fall|
|Plant Height||3 ft 6 in|
|Plant Width||4 ft|
|Bloom Size||3 in - 3.5 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Grafted, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Hips|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Resistance||Black Spot, Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Powdery Mildew|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Ornamental, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
Bareroot or Container?
Have you browsed through your favorite gardening catalog or website looking for the newest roses to plant in your garden and wondered whether it would be best to choose bareroot roses or those in nursery pots? Or does it matter? If you’re like most rose gardeners, this question has come up at one point or another. And we want to help you find the answer as to what’s the best for you and your garden.
Bareroot roses are an inexpensive and easy option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Bareroot roses meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. And of course, since they aren't in soil when you get them, there’s no mess to contend with.
Bareroot roses may look dead, with their brown roots and dormant stem, but plants that arrive this way actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive growth of leaves during planting, which is very stressful.
You can plant your bareroot roses earlier in the growing season as well, since there aren't any leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area’s last frost date in the spring. Since they don’t have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish quickly.
Container roses should typically be planted in late spring and fall. They’re easy to plant (all you need is a trowel), and they provide instant gratification, as they aren't dormant and will have buds within a few short weeks, if they don’t when they arrive. They’re also perfect for transplanting into decorative containers and make an attractive gift.
Container roses are usually nicely leafed out, and may even have flowers on them, which is a great way for you to know when you purchase them what they’re going to look and smell like. As you can see, there are advantages to both bareroot or container roses, so whichever you decide is the best for your garden, we feel certain you’ll become a lifelong rose lover, if you aren't already!