Rose Sunny Knock Out? Shrub
The only fragrant Knock Out®, it boasts the heady apple-like aroma of sweetbriar.
These single blooms reach 3 inches across and radiate soft, bright color from late spring until first hard frost. Very abundant, they lighten and brighten any setting, and once they are fully blooming, the combination of yellow, cream, and white blooms is breathtaking. This plant tends to repeat in great waves, so it is seldom caught of bloom over its long, long season!
Like other Knock Outs®, Sunny is very resistant to blackspot as well as to mildew, rust, and Japanese beetles. Vigorous and very well-branched, it reaches 4 to 4 1/2 feet tall and spreads nearly as wide, with excellent branching studded with buds and blooms. A carefree joy for any sunny setting from the rose garden to a hedge, foundation, or border, Sunny Knock Out® is not to be missed!
If you like the idea of a rose that blooms heavily over 3 seasons without spraying or pruning, resists blackspot and other problems, and always looks fresh and tidy, you must try other Knock Outs® as well. New White Out™ is a single-flowered pure white variety that combines perfectly with Sunny, while any of the double-flowered varieties work as well. Whatever look you desire, there's probably a Knock Out® just made for it! Zones 5-10.
|Item Form||Trade Gallon (3qt)|
|Zone||5 - 10|
|Bloom Season||Late Spring - Late Fall|
|Plant Height||4 ft - 4 ft 6 in|
|Plant Width||3 ft - 4 ft|
|Bloom Size||3 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Flower, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Hips, Easy Care Plants, Fragrance, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Free Bloomer|
|Bloom Color||Cream, White, Yellow|
|Bud Shape||Ovoid, Pointed|
|Foliage Color||Glossy, Dark Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Heat Tolerant, Rust, Powdery Mildew, Black Spot, Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Cut Flowers, Outdoor, Hedge, Border|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
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.
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