Knock Out Hardy Shrub Roses
Radtko Cherry Red Knock Out Rose
William Radler, Rose Breeder, Creator of The Knock Out Rose
In 2000 The Knock Out Rose was given the prestigious AARS award (All American Rose Selection).
Since its introduction The Knock Out Rose has easily become the best selling new rose on the market. William Radler is not finished breeding the maintenance out of roses. He still find the need to spend long hours with the stress of mosquito swatting and weed pulling and getting my hands dirty – there seems to be so much more to do. I want easier roses in all different colors, sizes and fragrances.”
Testing is being done on many selections at commercial nurseries. Radler’s next crop of roses, will be thinned from 600 to 350 in his laboratory basement, and will be tested in a outdoor environment.
William’s dream is to have so many rose introductions that they will then need their own catalog.
Pink Knock Out Rose
How to Plant a Knock Out Rose? 1)Dig a hole twice as wide as the container or root ball.. Make sure you plant at ground level and not to deep.
Add organic matter such as compost, manure , peat moss etc.
2)The next step is to remove the rose from the container. Make sure it is moist already before placing in the hole.
3)Then place the rose in the center of the hole In zones 6-10, the bud union should be about 1″ above the soil surface. In zones 5 and under, it’s a good idea to bury the bud union 1″ or so under the soil surface.Results also planting at ground level as also worked in some areas. 4)Now you can add some soil around the rose , at this time go ahead and water in slightly.. then back fill more soil until the rose is covered go ahead and make sure the soil is packed around the base.. Water in once again. Then apply your mulch.. You can use leaves, wood chips , etc..you want to make sure it is well protected for harsh winters.. keep and eye on newly planted roses, if you get a dry spell be sure and water..
Knock Out Roses have shown some Beneficial Characteristics 1)Long blooming, Blooms from Spring until Frost
2)Low maintenance, Easy to grow
3)Fragrant, some varieties
How to Care for a Knock Out Rose?
Where to Plant? Knock Out Roses? Plant Knock Out Roses in full sun area , the area should receive at least gets 5-6 hours of sun.
Knock Out Roses are very popular in landscapes today. You can plant them in groups , amongst other perennials, or annuals that required the same lighting requirements. Use them for hedges or borders and just Get creative!