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LANDSCAPING | GARDENING | PROBLEM SOLVING

Knockout Roses

The Knock Out Rose was first introduced in 2000 and hailed a "breakthrough shrub rose" by the All-American Rose Selections because of its exceptional disease resistance and hardiness. It was one of three roses to win the prestigious AARS award for outstanding garden performance in 2000.

New for 2007: Rainbow Knock Out

Even more floriferous and disease-resistant than its famous parent, Rainbow Knock Out is a bushy and compact landscape shrub rose with short stems bearing glossy, dark green leaves. Its blooms are single-form flowers that start out as pointed buds and appear abundantly throughout the growing season. The delicate five-petaled flowers are two inches in diameter and are a deep coral-pink color with a yellow center finishing nicely to light coral.

Rainbow Knock Out will have a nice display of blooms late into the season for a lovely fall bloom, and while it does not exhibit a strong fragrance, the petals emit a delicate sweetbriar scent. Suitable for container growing in small spaces, this rose is the prefect accent to any garden. It is also winter hardy to zone 4 and is fully resistant to black spot, mildew and rust.

Class:  

Landscape shrub rose

Plant Habit:  

Bushy compact round

Growth Habit:  

Very abundant and continuous, will bloom year round in mild climates

Stem Length:   

Short

Foliage Color:   

Dark green, semi-glossy

Disease Resistance:   

Fully resistant to black spot, powdery mildew and rust

Hardiness:

Zone 5, Zone 4 with winter protection

Flower Color:

Deep coral pink with yellow center finishing nicely to light coral

Bud Form:  

Pointed

Flower Form:  

Single

Flower Size:  

2 inch diameter

Petal Count:  

Approx. 5

Fragrance  

No flower fragrance, but the petiols emit the distinctive sweetbriar smell of the moss roses when slightly pressed

Parentage:    

RADtee x RADral

Hybridizer:  

William Radler

Introducer:  

The Conard Pyle Co.