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Double Knock Out® Rose

Double Knock Out® Rose

Double Knock Out® Rose (2 weeks after delivery)

Double Knock Out® Rose

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The original Knock Out® Rose set the standard for rose bushes a few years ago. Well, the new Double Knock Out® Rose raised the bar, giving you twice the petals, twice the blooms and better disease resistance. Expect fuller flowers and longer lasting blooms

*images shown are of mature plants

Double Knock Out® Rose

Double the Petals- Double the Roses!

Size:  2 Gallon

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Planting Mix for Knock Out® Roses
Rose & Citrus Planting Mix

Helps your Double Knock Out® Rose get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


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Double Knock Out® Rose
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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• One of the longest blooming periods available…
   starts late May or early June and lasts until the heaviest
   fall frost.
• Even more disease and insect resistant…
   (black spot, rust, mildew etc.).
• Virtually maintenance free…
   grows thick without pruning back flowers.
• Improved cold hardiness…
   thrives in Growing Zones 5-10.

The Double Knock Out® Rose gives you all the amazing characteristics of the original Knock Out® Rose, but with more petals & better disease resistance.

The original Knock Out® Rose quickly became one of the most popular rose bushes in recent history. Finally, a trouble-free rose with brighter, longer lasting blooms.

Amazingly, horticulturists have improved this incredible variety to create the Double Knock Out® Rose.

The Double Knock Out® gives you all the characteristics of the original Knock Out® plus:

When planted in rows, they reach approximately 4 feet in height, making a great hedge or boundary. Use them to add color to your home or a wonderful scent to your back patio.

Thrives in containers or in the ground. This improved variety will even grow in shade… giving you more areas to plant.

With plenty of blooms to spare, you’ll enjoy fresh cut roses in your home from spring until fall. Depending on your soil conditions, your blooms can range from dark to light red.

We prune your Knock Out® Roses before we ship them out to give you an explosion of growth shortly after you plant them.

These amazing rose bushes will sell out quickly. We recommend that you order now while supplies are still available.

 

 

 




Growing Zones: 5-10

Mature Height: 3-4 ft.
Mature Width: 3-4 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Great
Botanical Name: Rosa 'Radtko'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 5-10
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-10
(blue area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Double Knock Out® Rose

Specific Directions for Double Knock Out® Rose

Your Knockout Roses will thrive in an area the receives full to partial sunlight, and prefer six to eight hours of sunlight a day. Afternoon shade will be more beneficial for your Roses than morning shade.

Your natural soil will be great for your Knock out Roses especially if it's well drained, and isn't too light or sandy. Keep your soil moist, not over saturated. To help hold the moisture in spread mulch around the base of your Knockout roses. Knockout roses prefer to receive water at their bases instead of receiving water from overhead.

You'll see blooms on your Knockout Roses early every Spring, that will last until your first frost. Knockout Roses produce new blooms every four to six weeks and will love it if you give them organic fertilizer once a month after their first blooming cycle.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Double Knock Out® Rose.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Double Knock Out® Rose gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Double Knock Out® Rose again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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What a delight to purchase 20 of these for a garden wall and see them absolutely explode with new growth and height. Actually, I can not believe that we have to deadhead ( remove dead blossom) every third day at this time. I used some iron and a bit of Epsom to get them going and they have survived the cold, freezing and hot 103-plus weather and been a delight to see in the yard. Not as tall yet but they are flowering as the picture here shows. Thank you FGT!
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July 15, 2014
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11 months ago
Great! Blooms forever! Deer Wont Eat Them!
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December 31, 2012
I bought these b/c of the assurance that not much work was required. THESE ROSES HOLD TRUE TO THEIR DESCRIPTION. I ordered 2 3-gallon bushes & a rose tree. I have since ordered 5 more 3-gallon roses & another rose tree. I had roses INSTANTLY after planting & Im no gardener by far. These roses are so trouble-free & I am so pleased! My roses are the talk of my housing community!
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December 31, 2012
Theyre awesome! I planted 8 of the 1 gallon knockout bushes in a 24 foot section of my backyard fence line. I now have superb color in a place that was one quite boring. They grow fast!! I have had many compliments. The color is fantastic.
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December 31, 2012
Knockout roses are doing fine.
I am happy with the knockout roses I ordered. They are growing and blooming and are very pretty. The only criticism I have is that I bought 12 more at Home Depot for $10 less a plant.
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September 9, 2014
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6 months ago
I purchased and planted these roses in September last year. They not only made it through one of the harshest NM winters we have had in a long time, they out bloomed our other pink knoockout roses that were a year older and more established
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December 31, 2012
These are the talk of the neighborhood. I really can't take any credit for it because they truly are a plant and forget beauty.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
We have never been able to keep a plant alive, so when a friend mentioned double knockout rose bushes, we discovered Fast Growing Trees. As the site showed, we are just now two weeks in to them being planted and they have an explosion of open blooms that are stunning. Neighbors are constantly stopping us to comment on them and are shocked when we tell them they are only two weeks old. We are planning on buying the matching tree for our front yard as well! Highly recommend this to those of you who have not had the ""green thumb"" in the past! :
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December 31, 2012
I've been so excited for these to come in, waited 2 months. I still planted them and I hope they grow beautifully as everyone says but know one thing: these roses are NOT red! They're fushia/hot pink. The pictures all look red and the description says dark to light ""red."" They're pink if I ever saw pink. I'm disappointed because I specifically looked for red and could have gotten them elsewhere had I known
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December 31, 2012
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1 year ago
I had 15 1 gal DK Roses planted 3 years ago. 1st of all I want to say dealing with Fast Growing Trees was a wonderful experience (long story). My puppy got hold of 2 of them before we could get them in the ground and I thought he had killed them. He did stunt their growth because the other 13 are doing fabulous. My husband hates mowing around anything, I put these were he wouldn't have to, and other than the 1st day we planted them I have never even watered them. That says a lot because it gets extremely hot here in S. IN. My husband is so impressed that he wants me to plant more in a another area that he doesn't want to have to weed wack. Unfortunately I'm going to have to wait until next spring to do it, but if he is actually willing to do the planting that SCREAMS beauty and success. I can't wait! I'll keep you posted!!
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
Bushes arrived nicely packaged. I was a bit let down when two of my four starting growing pink roses instead of red as advertised. Also, not a very rosey looking bloom. They look more like the last two pictures on the site and not the first couple. A pretty flower... just doesn't look like what you would think a rose looks like. Overall, not as impressed as I hoped to be. Not very fond of the pink bushes, either.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
Rose bud
Plants started slow but once they were established did well. I used excellent potting soil which is a must on all plantings.
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December 3, 2014
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3 months ago
Love these roses
I have been very pleased with these roses. Came through Michigan's winter beautifully and starting growing again immediately. Not much trimming needed.
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October 28, 2014
From Grand Rapids, MI, US
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
6
5-Star Beauty, w/ Poor Disease Resistance
We're in middle TN. Over the past 4 years, we bought & planted more than 20 Double Knock-Outs to screen a wall we didn't want our children to play on. Then Rose Rosette Disease hit & now they are all destined to be burned. Next order of business: replace with something like Dwarf Burning Bushes. All that work for nothing!
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October 25, 2014
TN, US
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So far, so good.
Planted them about 3 feet apart, down a 30 inch wide planter, between my driveway and the walkway from the street to my front porch. I put in a drip line down the whole length of the planter, with drip feeds to each plant. It waters once a week. However, my lawn sprinklers tend to wet the planter soil. I treated the soil with compost and sand (bentonite) before planting.
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October 11, 2014
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5 months ago
Growing Zone:
5
The knockout rose is my favorite of all roses.  I planted some in the spring, and look good
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December 31, 2012
These are really great. They grow like crazy, are very hardy, and are covered all season with beautiful blooms. Not much scent, but no dead-heading required. These are my wife's favorites, out of all the flowers in our garden
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
shipped quickly. good bushes.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
Very beautiful flowers that are easy to maintain. I have them in a spot that receives full sun and they are doing very well. I get a lot of compliments on these as people walk by the yard.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
Easy to plant, Easy to care for! Beautiful
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
I planted several different colors of these double knockout roses and love them! Lots of blooms and the colors are amazing!
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
Beautiful!!! Purchased 10 3-gal. plants for small hedge. Continuous blooms. Hardy for snowy, northern climates
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
4 years ago
This rose bush is awesome! Keeps flowering until frost.The bush has survived this intense heat wave, although the flowers are not as pretty as last year. Hopefully, now that the days are getting a tad cooler, it will be back to its former beauty
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December 31, 2012
Even though we had some problems with the delivery date and the Root-blaster was missing when they did arrive, the roses all arrived alive. They are thriving quite well after 2 months in the ground and are beautiful
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
My wife couldn't believe I ordered these plants online. I planted 6 in front of the deck last summer, gave them Miracle Grow and they are doing great! They bloom all summer and are over 3 ft tall in one year
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December 31, 2012
Beautiful roses. Plant was a bit smaller than expected and is slow to get started, but worth the wait
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
We got the roses on a timely basis. They were already blooming. They are growing good and look great. Good Service. Hubert
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
These were above and beyond our expectation! We want to order even more for the back yard and try the yellows ones! Thanks so much for your speedy service too!
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December 31, 2012
Beautiful rose bush, it rewards you with the most generous red roses as it grows....Easy to care for and you will be thankful you bought this
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December 31, 2012
I loved that the bush was loaded with lots of red roses all the time. Tolerates heat great with temperatures above 100 degrees.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
These are a beautiful flower to add to any garden!
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December 31, 2012
These arrived nice and healthy. I planted them right away and the weather here in SC turned beastly hot. I did water them every day the first few weeks and they have survived the summer here and are still blooming away. Very nice and hardy.
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
I put these roses in a raised stone bed I had built for my wife for mother's day and they did not disappoint. They have flowered from day 1 and still look great.
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December 31, 2012
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3 years ago
i have 5 different roses at my house and the double knockout rose just might be next because i have received packaged products from this site before excellent
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December 31, 2012
Very full blooming and easy maintenance. Excellent additon to our garden.
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December 31, 2012
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4 years ago
The Double3 Knockout Rose is a great addition to my roses. It has produced a huge number of very bright red roses consistently.
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December 31, 2012
This is the best plant in my yard. if you can't seem to grow roses try growing Knockouts. They are a no fail roses.Anyone can grow them successfully.
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December 31, 2012
Plants arrived a little worse from wear as the delivery man must have tossed the boxes around. After unpacking and a little water and TLC, they bounced back and are doing well
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
Very pleased with my order of double knock out roses, they have been very productive and blooms numerously
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
3 years ago
As good as advertised.All my plants doubled in size and never stop blooming until winter.
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December 31, 2012
excellent rose ,the blooms are so bright and last a long time, the plant always looks full and healthy and adapts to new environments very easily.I would recommend it to anyone
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December 31, 2012
Very beautiful plant and fast growth. I love them. I have two of these roses and plan to buy more...
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
4 years ago
What a great plant!
I love this rose... it is the best ever. 50 characters yet?
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July 21, 2014
Purchased
2 years ago
took a chance and ordered royal empress (very small size) my wife is laughing at me & 5 double knock out roses (slammer than they sell at home depot for same price, today is aug 2nd 2012 we'll see what happens
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December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
These are nothing less than amazing. In their third summer, we have prolific, large bushes with just a couple of exceptions where the light is a little less. Monthly fertilizing really helps. In our northern CT area, rainwater is usually sufficient, but I do supplement when they are really dry
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December 31, 2012
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How tall & wide do these knockout roses get ?
Vernon K on May 30, 2014
Best Answer: My DKOR is planted in a planter box and I keep it trimmed. It is about 3'-4' wide and 4' height. It is absolutely beautiful always full of lovely fragrant roses.
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I have some knockout roses. Should they be pruned back in the Fall or should I wait until spring?
Sandy G on Oct 28, 2014
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I planted the Double Knock Out Rose 1 week ago and have noticed the leaves are turning brown and are shriveling up. Also the middle of the roses are turning brown. Is this to be expected? This is the first time I have planted a rose bush in my yard.
Joan R on Jun 6, 2014
Best Answer: The knockout rose can stress a little after replanting, they should bounce back within a couple weeks. Make sure that you water well.
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do they come in pink or yellow?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2014
Best Answer: I AM SURE THEY DO
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What is the best time of year to plant them?
A shopper on Aug 31, 2014
Best Answer: I prefer to plant them in the fall when they go dormant (If you live in a cold climate). I have also planted during the spring with great success.
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how much cold can they withstand in a flower pot?
celia b on Jun 16, 2014
Best Answer: Double Knock Out Roses are cold hardy to about 23 degrees. This goes for being planted in the ground or in a pot. They're recommended for zones 5 - 10.
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There were no instructions on what to do with the Fert-Pact I bought 2 sets of 3 with the 2 double Knockout Rouse bushes. Do I bury the 3 of them at time of planting. Or do I bury 1 at a time so many months apart?
Diana F on Jul 27, 2014
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I have just heard that all knock out rose bushes have developed a very serious virus and no kind of treatment to destroy this virus,is this true?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2014
Best Answer: I have not seen any virus hit my roses, although I did plant two within 5 feet of each other and one is growing at a much faster pace than the other one. I don't know why. But, no virus has been detected.
Reply · Report · James L on Jul 30, 2014
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How do you ship these plants across state borders? I am in S.E. Pennsylvania.
A shopper on Jun 4, 2014
Best Answer: We have the proper certification from various state agencies throughout the U.S. Different states have different requirements as to what can be shipping in and out.
Reply · Report · Justin FStaff on Jun 4, 2014
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how many rose bushes are in the 2 gallon order?
A shopper on Jun 28, 2014
Best Answer: One Rose Bush is included in the 2 gallon size, but it's an older, larger, fuller more mature Double Knockout Rose Bush.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 7, 2014
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Can I plant my knock out roses now (November) They are in the pots in which I purchased them. The ground has not froze yet . And I would be planting them on the west side of the house near the foundation.?
Velda C on Nov 12, 2014
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if you only want them to get to be 18 inches tall are they a good choice?
Jan F on Sep 23, 2014
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Are these shrubs deer resistant?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2014
Best Answer: I do not know, we do not have deer in our neighborhood. No problem with other critters like squirrels, raccoons and foxes. My guess that if deer bother other roses, they are likely to bother these.....but the thorns on roses may be their protection.
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What season is best for planting?
Karen R on Sep 18, 2014
Best Answer: I have 8 of the knockout rose bushes. I planted them all in early spring (after the last freeze) and all were blooming by the first of June. Usually planted by the middle of April to the first of May.
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what month is the ideal time to plant double knockout roses in zone 6?
nancy t on Sep 9, 2014
Best Answer: Early fall or early spring is a good time to plant.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Nov 21, 2014
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do i cut knock out roses down in fall/winter?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2014
Best Answer: NEVER CUT ROSES BACK just to do that. Prune out dead wood and conservatively prune for shape and interior health. If you have a branch way out of proportion to the size and shape of your rose, take it back to the nearest branch junction. In the center of the plant if you have branches crossing, you will need to study the situation and remove horizontal crossing branches one at a time. You may not be able to do this all at once, but it will prevent mildew damage if the rose can get more ventilation in the center. Study the plant and see where each branch goes before deciding which one to cut. Always remove diseased growth and do not leave trimmings on the ground by your roses. I just love my Knockout Rose - a double red. It is two years old and really coming into its own. It does not need a lot of pruning. I caution that roses need space according to their ultimate size, and should not be planted too close together. All plants deserve the room to achieve their natural size and shape, and should not be pruned for size alone. Hope all this helps.
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When do you plant?
sam n on Aug 28, 2014
Best Answer: Early Sping is a good time in certain zones. Need to find out which zone you are in and check with someone familiar with your zone to get the best time frame for planting
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How do you deadhead knockout roses after the first bloom?
Myron on Jul 30, 2014
Best Answer: Double Knockout Roses do not need to be dead headed. Simply removing old blooms is enough pruning. Another wave of blooms will quickly fill in. Cut below the flower stern with sharp clean pruners. If you see a cluster of flowers that are dull or wilting cut below he cluster. Cut farther down on the stem if you prefer slower growing more mature roses.
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Do they have thorns?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, but not as large, numerous or as sharp as many roses, particularly some of the older heirloom varieties. These are almost carefree roses. They bloom from spring to fall. A great choice that will enhance most landscapes.
"Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy the thorn bush has roses” (German proverb)
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Am I able to choose to color I want?
beverly on Jul 17, 2014
Best Answer: When I bought the knock out roses in Red, as I recall, pink and white were the other choices. Just be sure to select the one you want. They are listed individually rahter than have you select which color you want from a drop down panel.
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Will double knock out roses do well in partial sun?
A shopper on Jul 6, 2014
Best Answer: Yes. They can tolerate shade, but they prefer at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. They also prefer afternoon shade to morning shade.
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What size container should be used when roses first arrive and do they have to be replanted in a larger container as they mature? If so, what size container does a full-grown bush need?
Nancy R on Jun 6, 2014
Best Answer: We would recommend to use a container at least 18" wide and deep, to keep the roots happy. Use a bigger container as long as you can manage it if they would need to be moved.
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Can these roses be planted in Fort Worth Texas in August ?
A shopper on Aug 4, 2014
Best Answer: Yes. Double Knockout Roses will do very well if planted in August.
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A shopper on Aug 2, 2014
Best Answer: You can plant your Knockout Roses about a foot apart.
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What is Espoma Plant Food?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2014
Best Answer: Espoma has natural organic ingredients that provides your plants with a well balanced meal.
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My plants have little holes in the leaves right now. Any suggestions?
A shopper on Jul 10, 2014
Best Answer: It is probably due to insects feasting on the leaves. I would suggest a pesticide like Seven. In my area of the midwest, Japanese beetles love to feast on my roses and they are relentless.
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are they fragrant?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2014
Best Answer: The Red Knock Out's are not, however, the Sunny Knock Out Roses are.
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when planted in rows to create a boundary, what is planting distance between plants?
Jack H on Dec 11, 2014
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can I plant in Dec. in Nevada?
Carole C on Nov 27, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 13th
  Zone 6 March 30th
How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $12.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99+ ~32%

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

Tree before pruning Tree after pruning Rose before pruning Rose after pruning
Maple Tree before pruning Maple Tree after pruning 3 gallon Knockout Rose before pruning 3 gallon Knockout Rose after pruning

Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.