Saturday, October 15, 2011

KNOCK OUT® ROSES - THE EASY CARE ROSES


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Knock Out® Roses, hybridized by Wisconsin-born William J. (Bill) Radler, won the All-American Rose Selection (AARS) award in 2000.  The Knock Out® Rose, Radler's first commercial success, has broken all records for sales of a new rose. Today, the Knock Out® Rose is the most widely sold rose in North America.

The Knock Out® Family of Roses are highly disease resistant roses, easy to grow and bloom repeatedly and profusely from spring until frost with healthy foliage that does not need the chemical spray program. Blooms are fire engine red in cool weather and a cherry red in the summer months. The foliage is dark green and leathery with a burgundy hue.  They are low maintenance roses with bloom cycle of about every 5-6 weeks and continue until the first hard frost. All of the Knock Out® Roses are self-cleaning so there is no need to deadhead.  If unpruned, The Knock Out® Family of Roses can easily grow to be more than 3-4' wide x 3-4' tall in two years.  A once a year pruning (to about 12" above the ground) in early spring (after the last hard frost) is also recommended for maximum performance.  The Knock Out® Family of Roses are winter hardy to USDA Zone 5 and heat tolerant throughout the entire U.S. They thrive in almost every area of the country.

The Knock Out® Family of Roses can fit into any landscape.  Plant them individually among shrubs, annuals and perennials in mixed beds and borders. Plant them in large groups to create a colorful hedge. Plant them along a foundation to provide a bright border.

The Conard-Pyle Co./Star® Roses is the proud distributor of all seven members of The Knock Out® Family of Roses: The Knock Out Rose, The Double Knock Out Rose, The Pink Knock Out Rose, The Pink Double Knock Out Rose, The Rainbow Knock Out Rose, The Blushing Knock Out Rose and The Sunny Knock Out Rose.

Bill Radler was the 2008 recipient of the Great Rosarians Award for his work in hybridizing disease resistant roses particularly the Knock Out® family of roses.  He has been leading the way to developing new disease-resistant roses for the American gardeners.  Bill Radler has revolutionized the way we think of roses. With the creation of The Knock Out® Rose, many say that he single-handedly brought rose genetics from the 20th Century into the 21st Century.