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Re: Re: Knockout rose

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Knockout rose
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 10:39:16 -0600
  • References: <28403621.1111182047691.JavaMail.root@sniper12.usinternet.com>

It may be one of Alan's picks, but the bunnies love it too.  Not much left
of  either of mine.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Libby Valentine" <grdner03@yahoo.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2005 3:37 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Re: Knockout rose

> Okay, I confess I read most of the recent rose discussion with interest
> but didn't commit it to memory since I'm growing only a single shrub
> rose at the moment and wasn't planning on adding any this year.
> However, I do remember Knockout was a topic of discussion, and in
> browsing through the website of Carroll gardens, I found Knockout under
> Alan's (the proprietor) picks. In case anyone is looking for it, I
> copied the description below (sounds like SuperRose to me... not sure
> just how much I believe!).
> Carroll Gardens is currently running an on-line sale
> (www.carrollgardens.com) so the price is $15.08 plus shipping, volume
> discounts available. As to why I was checking them out (they're about 15
> miles up the road from me), they have both hamamamamamamelis and
> corylopsis. Decisions, decisions...
> Landscape Roses - Shrub Roses - Knockout (PP#11836, AARS 00)
> Hardiness Zones:4 5 6 7 8 9
> Description: Finally a tidy, truly blackspot-resistant red shrub rose.
> Single 3-3 1/2" blooms are fluorescent fire-engine red in cool weather
> and deep cerise-pink in the heat of the summer. A lighter halo surround
> the golden stamens. Petals fall cleanly; never needs dead-heading and
> the blooms keep coming and coming until late fall. Orange-red hips
> follow the blooms. The dark purplish green foliage, as well as the
> blooms, are so tough they actually resist Japanese beetles. Foliage
> turns burgundy in autumn. Dependable and drought tolerant. Knockout
> requires only 3-4 hours of sun. Matures to a well-behaved 5-6 foot
> winter-hardy bush that is virtually free of blackspot. As carefree as
> any flowering shrub in your garden.
> Height: 36"
> Sun/Shade Preference(s): Full to Part Sun
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