Knock Out Double Red Rose flowers
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5
Group/Class: Shrub Rose
Plant this carefree landscape rose anywhere you need low shrubs and continuous color; a very low maintenance shrub great for along walkways or in the garden; cherry red blossoms and deep purple fall foliage provides your garden three seasons of interest
Knock Out Double Red Rose is smothered in stunning lightly-scented cherry red flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall, which emerge from distinctive ruby-red flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has attractive dark green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The glossy oval compound leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding deep purple in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Knock Out Double Red Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Knock Out Double Red Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Knock Out Double Red Rose will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.