Beautiful blooms - Double Knockout no less

milieu_serene(8b/SE GA)November 29, 2009

I know most folks don't think of the knockout roses as "roses".

But, check out the Thanksgiving blooms in GA. From 2009-11-28

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The lab is loving the day:

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growing2010

Any rose that blooms for you is a good rose in my opinion... I remember seeing a beautiful "landscape rose" recently, I didn't get it only because I can't remember what it was, nothing to do with the name even though it would have been my first knockout or carefree something...

    Bookmark   November 29, 2009 at 6:48PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

your knockout blooms look great!

    Bookmark   December 3, 2009 at 11:51PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

i think the knockouts are as much a rose as any other.
they cut down or eliminate the use of pesticides in many areas of the country. that's a good thing! i wish all roses were like them. ;-)

    Bookmark   December 4, 2009 at 11:40AM
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dennisb1(7a/6b)

I have a Knockout. They over done around here, but as part of a larger landscape where they don't dominate I think they're fine. Besides, IMO, anything that doesn't BS and repeats can't be automatically ruled out around here. My only objection is my red one sometimes looks pink.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2009 at 11:38AM
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pippi21(Z7 Silver Spring, Md.)

That's the one I want to buy in the Spring. Did you order online or purchased locally? Looks so nice and healthy too; do you have any other KO roses?

    Bookmark   December 11, 2009 at 2:39PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Pippi, if the garden centers in your area are like the ones in my area, they will have dozens and dozens and dozens of Double Knockouts--so save ourself the cost of shipping and just buy it locally.

Kate

    Bookmark   December 12, 2009 at 7:10PM
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milieu_serene(8b/SE GA)

Pipp, as dublinbay says, you can normally pick the double knockouts up at your nearest big box store or local nursery.

We tend to buy them at the local Lowes in Vidalia off the "dead" rack for nearly half of normal price.

If you take those off the "dead" and reduced rack, plant them right away and be generous with the water and maybe some of the rose fertilizer, they will do wonderfully. If memory serves me correctly, we paid about $7 for most of what we bought instead on $12-14. So, you can just about get 2 for 1 that way AND as quickly as these grow, I don't see much reason to get anything larger than the gallon container.

Good luck!

BTW, we still have some blooms both at the farm outside Vidalia and at the house in Duluth (north Atlanta area).

    Bookmark   December 12, 2009 at 8:37PM
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