Landscape Literacy

Plant of the Week: Knockout Roses

A beautiful flowering plant that requires very little maintenance, what’s not to love? This hardy Rose hybrid was bred to withstand unfavorable conditions. Knockout Roses are easy to care for, with no need to deadhead the flowers. They are also disease resistant, which adds to their appeal. Knockout Roses bloom about every 5-6 weeks throughout the season. They can be found in shades of pink, red, yellow, and white. While Knockout Roses are a beautiful addition to any garden, Double Knockout Roses pack even more punch, with blooms that are twice as full.

Light Needs: Full sun is ideal

Watering Needs: Moderate watering, can be drought-tolerant

Average Size: Typically 3’-4’ high and 3’-4’ wide

Why we love this plant: This cheerful plant is easy to care for and provides a punch of color throughout the year, blooming every few weeks from Spring until frost. Knockout roses can be planted individually in a garden or in groups to form a colorful hedge. And of course, its one of the most beautiful and scented cut flowers available!