Will Home Run and Carefree Sunshine bloom all Summer?

ashliDecember 29, 2006

Has anyone grown these two shrubs together?

I'm thinking about one red, one yellow, and so on, in a row...near the driveway.

Would Knockout Roses look better with Carefree Sunshine?Can you suggests any in that color scheme that will bloom all through the Summer? (Thanks)

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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

I don't know about Home Run, but Carefree Sunshine blooms mostly all summer, except in the most intense heat. It looks best with the pink knockout. I find it is too clashing for most people with the "regular" knock out. It depends on your taste!

GGG

    Bookmark   December 29, 2006 at 3:08PM
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dredawg5000(7)

Home run bloomed for me all spring, summer, and fall until the first HARD FREEZE! Home run is really a home run....you cant go wrong with it. BTW i live in Mableton, Cobb County

    Bookmark   January 3, 2007 at 11:22AM
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vicki7(z7 N.Ga.)

Do these have problems with black-spot? That is the reason I usually shy away from roses. But if I ever find one that is very resistant, I'll try them again!

    Bookmark   January 3, 2007 at 5:16PM
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dredawg5000(7)

NO problem with blackspot on homerun or knockout roses.

    Bookmark   January 4, 2007 at 8:57PM
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clanross(7b Virginia)

My carefree sunshine was gorgeous in the spring, but has not bloomed much since it got hot. The foliage is thick and very healthy, but only when we have a touch of cooler weather do I get decent blooms. I love my plant even though I don't get many blooms in the summer. It is huge--over 6'--and needs a trim. Mine had a lovely, though not terrible strong, fragrance in the spring and was covered with blooms. Just walking by you could smell it. It's a keeper for me, but not much bloom in the summer. My blush and regular knockout bloomed much more continuously.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2008 at 12:13PM
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