Blushing Knock Out® Rose flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Other Names: Knockout Rose
Group/Class: Shrub Rose
Brand: Knock Out
Like its parent, Knock Out, this rose never stops blooming; the light pink flowers change to a sotf ivory-pink as the blooms age; a carefree, maintenance free rose that is very vigorous and disease resistant; makes a lovely border or garden accent
The Blushing Knock Out® Rose features showy lightly-scented shell pink flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
The Blushing Knock Out® Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
The Blushing Knock Out® Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
The Blushing Knock Out® Rose will grow to be about 4 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 fast 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. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.