Taking Care of Your Knock Out Roses

By Diane Coleman, NRS Consulting Rosarian

What are Knock Out© Roses?

Arrangement of Knock Out Roses
Knock Out© Rose is a shrub rose bred by American rose grower, William Radler in 1989, and introduced into the United States by Star Roses and Plants in 2000. It was named an All-America Rose Selections winner in 2000 and was one of the bestselling roses of the year. The rose was found to be extremely disease-resistant, drought-tolerant and ever-blooming. The ideal rose for both new and seasoned gardeners.

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2019 Tenarky District “Roses in Review” Report Available

Some call it shovel pruning, meaning dig it up, throw it away, and replace it with a new rose that has been proven to thrive well in your area. There are many reasons a rose may need to be shovel pruned. Rose Rosette is the worst reason, but often a rose is no longer performing to your satisfaction or it has out grown its assigned space in your garden.
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Tenarky District Roses In Review Summary Reports

Trying to decide which roses to add to your Nashville area garden? The Tenarky District Roses In Review Summary Reports from 2012 thru 2017 are the result of new rose evaluations submitted to the American Rose Society by rosarians, whether a Society member or not, in the Tenarky (Tennessee/Arkansas/Kentucky) District of ARS.
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