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Knockout™ and Homerun™ Rose Growing Tips

Knockout Rose, Double Knockout Rose, Blushing Knockout Rose, Pink Knockout Rose and Home Run Rose sold here online.

Sooner Plant Farm offers a place to buy or purchase these popular and award winning improved varieties of Shrub roses. Knockout, Double Knockout, Pink Knockout, Blushing Knockout, and Home Run shrub roses are very easy to grow, and will thrive in most landscapes conditions. Shrub roses prefer moist well draining soil and good nutrition. Soils consisting of high organic matter will retain moisture and promote strong abundant blooms. Fertilizing your Shrub Roses Organic type fertilizers are preferred over synthetic types, by many professional rose growers. Fertilizing shrub roses with synthetic fertilizers can promote excessively fast growth, longer weaker flower stems, more foliage and less flowers. Organic type fertilizers feed the soil for a slower more constant nutrition level. This type of feeding will promote stronger and more compact shrub rose plants. Rose Diseases Black Spot is a common rose disease that is most active when temperatures are around 75 F degrees and humidity is high. Rose Black Spot is a fungus that firsts shows up as small black spots on young leaves. As the disease progresses the spots develop yellow rings and then grow in size, eventually causing the entire leaf to turn yellow and fall off. If not treated Rose Blackspot can spread rapidly effecting the entire rose garden. Prevention is the best way to control this disease. Buying Disease resistant varieties like the ones listed below, is the best way to prevent Rose Black Spot. Other methods of prevention include; avoiding wet foliage, and evening waterings. Remove and dispose dead and fallen leaves, spent blooms, and dead limbs. Keep good air circulation by planting roses a minimum of three feet apart. If you discover Black Spot on your roses, remove any infected plant material and dispose in plasic bags. Treat infected plants with sulfer to prevent further spreading. Mildew is also a disease caused by high humidity and moist conditions. Known also as powdery mildew, this disease shows up as a white powdery substance that covers the leaves of roses and many other plants. Mildew left untreated, will cause foliage to become distorted and eventually shrivel and fall off. The best way to avoid rose mildew is by planting mildew resistant varieies like the varieties below, avoid wet foliage and keep good air circulation. If mildew shows up on your roses, treat them by removing and disposing infected plant material. Improve air circulation and spray with wetable sulphur or fungicidal soap. Rust is another disease that can effect roses. A reddish orange raised spot appears on leaves and sometimes on rose stems. Highly infected rose plants will defoliate. Rust is most active in cool wet conditions. Most common in western United States it rarely is seen in central and the eastern U.S. The best prevention is planting disease resistant roses like the varieties listed below. Avoid wet foliage, keep good air circulation, remove and dispose of infected plant material. Also avoid wet soil conditions around rose plants. HOME RUN™ ROSE Home Run Rose™ produces a richer, truer, red flower than it's daddy, Knock Out™.Home Run Rose™ is an offspring from the famous Knock Out Rose™family. Home Run Rose™ has a naturally rounded shape, dense foliage fast to flower, it is nearly always in bloom, and possible the most disease free shrub rose available. SUPPLIES WILL BE LIMITED NATIONALLY - ORDER NOW! THIS ITEM SHIPS SPRING 06 For more information and pictures of Home Run Rose™ click here. DOUBLE KNOCKOUT™ ROSE Double Knock Out™ Rose has twice the number of petals as Knock Out™, presenting a fuller, richer,cherry red inflorescense that is simply breathtaking. Blooms maintain a continuous show of color from early June to hard frost, with beautiful foliage almost year round. Compact and upright fashion, more winter hardiness and shade tolerance. Thrives in very humid climates where most other roses need spray maintenance. For more information and pictures of DOUBLE KNOCKOUT™ ROSE click here. PINK DOUBLE KNOCKOUT™ ROSE Pink Double Knock Out® Just as gorgous as Double Knockout® only with intense Hot Pink blooms. The double have twice the number of petals as regular Knock Out®roses, presenting a fuller, richer, traditional style rose flower that is simply breathtaking. Blooms maintain a continuous show of color from early June to hard frost, with beautiful foliage almost year round. Compact and upright fashion, more winter hardiness and shade tolerance.For more information and pictures of PINK KNOCKOUT™ ROSE click here. PINK KNOCKOUT™ ROSE Pink Knock out™ is much like it's sister KNOCKOUT™ ROSE a continuous bloomer only with medium pink, single flowers. A disease resistant, care free, winter hardy shrub rose that blooms profusely. For more information and pictures of PINK KNOCKOUT™ ROSE click here. KNOCK OUT™ ROSE Knock out™rose is America's favorite shrub rose, and for good reason. Knock out™rose exhibits total black spot disease resistance along with almost continous blooming power. Brilliant red clusters of fragrant flowers, glossy foliage, and tight compact growth makes this rose a real Knock Out. AARS 2000 winner and A Texas Superstar™ Award Winner......................... For more information and pictures of KNOCK OUT™ ROSE click here. BLUSHING KNOCKOUT™ ROSE This continous bloomer has light pink, single flowers fading to shell pink. A carefree and winter hardy shrub rose that blooms profusely all summer long. Blushing Knockout™ Rose will be a fantastic addition to every landscape or garden For more information and pictures of BLUSHING KNOCKOUT™ ROSE click here. RAINBOW KNOCKOUT™ ROSE Abundant single flowers are coral pink with yellow centers, 2 inches wide. This bushy, compact and rounded shrub has dark green semi-glossy foliage, resistant to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. More disease resistant that its famous parent and grows to 3 foot high and wide. 2007 AARS winner For more information and pictures of BLUSHING KNOCKOUT™ ROSE click here. SUNNY KNOCKOUT™ ROSE Sunny Knock Out® produces abundant single 3 inches wide bright yellow flowers with 5 to 6 petals. This bushy, compact and rounded shrub has dark green semi-glossy foliage, resistant to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. More disease resistant that its famous parent and grows to 3 foot high and wide. No flower fragrance, but the petioles release a strong sweetbriar fragrance similar to Rainbow Knock Out®. For more information and pictures of BLUSHING KNOCKOUT™ ROSE click here.

 
 

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