Knock Out® Rose Tips from William Radler

According to rose breeder William Radler old age was one of his motivations for developing The Knock Out® Family of Roses. He didn't want to give up his roses when he got old so he bred a rose that would be low maintenance!

Bill shared some inside tips for growing The Knock Out® Family of Roses.

  • A quick repeat bloomer, diseases resistance and hardiness guarantee that roses in The Knock Out® Family produce color throughout the growing season.
  • Choose The Sunny Knock Out® Rose for fragrance.
  • The Rainbow Knock Out® is a heavy bloomer.
  • Knock Out® Roses are cold tolerant to zone 5. Plant the rose a little deeper than where it sits in the pot to ensure that it will make it through the winter.
  • The Double Knock Out Rose
  • Apply year round mulch to conserve moisture in summer and keep the ground from freezing and thawing in winter.
  • Once a year apply a high nitrogen, slow release fertilizer.
  • Knock Out® roses need a lot of light, but they don't need direct sunlight.
Rose Care Tips from Rose Expert William Radler

 

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STARTING NEW DOUBLE KNOCK OUT ROSE FROM CLIPPING

by JIM CUMMINGS on May 23, 2013 10:16
I HAVE HEARD THAT IF YOU START A NEW ROSE FROM A CLIPPING IT\'S AGE IS THE SAME AS THE PARENT PLANT. IF THE PARENT PLANT LIFE SPAN IS 15 YRS. THE NEW START HAS A SHORTENED LIFE SPAN ? IS THIS TRUE OF JUST SOMETHING THAT THEY CAME UP WITH TO GET ME TO BUY MORE OF THERE PLANTS. THANK YOU

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