Knock Out® Rose Combo

The Knock Out® Rose is a favorite for the gardener with limited space because it can be maintained at roughly 3 to 4 feet wide by 3 to 4 feet tall. Simply cut back every year in the spring to keep your Knock Out® Roses tidy and full.

The Knock Out® Rose is so low maintenance I treat it more like a flowering shrub than a rose. It's a beautiful bush to combine with other plants for a mixed border.

Here's a design that can be planted in a 6 foot x 6 foot area. It follows my three shape rule of combining tall and spiky + round and full + low and spreading. In addition to being interesting from spring through fall this combination is two-thirds perennial. The Knock Out® Rose and Heuchera will return every year in most climates so all you have to replant is the Purple Fountain Grass. If that doesn't appeal to you substitute an ornamental grass that is hardy in your region.


  • The Knock Out® Rose (zones 5 – 11)
  • Purple Fountain Grass (zones 9 – 10)
  • Purple Heuchera (zones 4 – 9)
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