Pink Double Knock Out® Shrub Rose
An improvement over its famous sister Double Knock Out®!
Pink Double Knock Out® begins flowering in late spring, each 3- to 3 1/2-inch bloom boasting about 20 petals, a light sweet scent, and a pointed star shape, thanks to nicely recurved outer petals. Very profuse, the flowers continue all summer and even into fall. They are borne in clusters of up to 5 all along flowering stems on well-branched, compact shrubs. You could not find a longer, more profuse bloom season from any other rose. And as if this weren't enough, Pink Double Knock Out® self-cleans -- the spent flowers drop neatly to the ground, so you don't have to deadhead them!
But that is only one of Pink Double Knock Out's® merits. This vigorous little shrub offers unsurpassed resistance to blackspot, COMPLETE tolerance of downy mildew, and abundant, healthy foliage that looks good even in those rare out-of-bloom moments. Plant it right in the middle of the shrub border, use it as a hedge or foundation planting, or even put it in a container -- it is attractive enough to stand alone, yet doesn't mind a little crowding. Anything less like the traditional finicky hybrid tea rose is hard to imagine!
If you are a Knock Out® fan (and who isn't?), be sure to check out other members of this exciting family: Double and Rainbow. These are easily the best landscape roses, and they have our vote for the most carefree and high-performing rose series ever. And now with Pink Double, they go safely into zone 10!
Crown hardy to -20 degrees F, this 3- to 4-foot-high and -wide shrub withstands drought, heat, humidity and, in addition to blackspot and downy mildew, pests such as the Japanese beetle, leafhopper, and rose midge. It is a landscape treasure you must not miss! Zones 5-10.
|Variety||Pink Double Knock Out®|
|Item Form||Trade Gallon (3qt)|
|Zone||5 - 10|
|Bloom Season||Late Spring - Mid Fall|
|Plant Height||3 ft - 4 ft|
|Plant Width||3 ft - 4 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Hips, Flower, Fragrance|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green, Dark Green|
|Fragrance||Light, Spicy, Tea Rose|
|Light Requirements||Sun/ Part Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Black Spot, Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Downy Mildew, Heat Tolerant|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Cut Flowers, Hedge, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Guam, Virgin Islands, Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico|
Easy as 1-2-3
Anyone can grow roses - all that's needed is a spot with 6 hours of sun a day. Roses are even well suited to container growing, so you don't have the excuse of no garden space!
Here's all there is to it!
STEP 1 - When your roses arrive, open the box immediately and soak roots in lukewarm water for 12 to 24 hours. If you can't plant them right away, you may leave them in their boxes for up to a week in a cool, dark place. Sprinkle roots with water every few days. (Please note: You can also grow roses in containers that are at least as big as a bucket.)
STEP 2 - Dig a hole about 18" deep and 24" wide. Make sure it's large enough to give the roots plenty of room to develop after planting. Loosen the soil at the bottom and sides. Build a mound in the center of the hole and set rose on top. For vigorous growth, abundant blooms and lush foliage, try adding J&P's Root Boost
STEP 3 - Fill the hole with two thirds of the remaining soil. Add water, let it soak in, then finish filling the hole. Tamp down lightly to remove air pockets and water well. Spread mulch around the plant to suppress weeds and retain moisture. Water 3-4 times a week until leaves begin to grow, weekly thereafter.
Find Your Climate/Planting Zone
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Seasonal advice and suggestions for maintaining your roses.
What to Expect
Container roses should typically be planted in late spring and fall. They’re easy to plant (all you need is a trowel), and they provide instant gratification, as they aren’t dormant and will have buds within a few short weeks, if they don’t when they arrive. They’re also perfect for transplanting into containers and make an attractive gift.
Container roses are usually nicely leafed out, and may even have flowers on them, which is a great way for you to know when you purchase them what they’re going to look and smell like.