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'Blush Knock Out ®' rose Description
'Blushing Knock Out ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cathy Rose
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
32 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Shrub.
Registration name: RADyod
Exhibition name: Blushing Knock Out ®
Origin:
Discovered by John M. Bell (Unknown, 2001).
Introduced in United States by Star Roses (Pennsylvania) in 2004 as 'Blushing Knock Out'.
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  None / no fragrance.  7 to 11 petals.  Medium, single (4-8 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy.  Dark green foliage.  
Height of 3' (90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden or landscape.  Drought resistant.  flowers drop off cleanly.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Breeder's notes:
Thrives in humid climates where most other roses need spray and maintenance.
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 14,700  on  13 Apr 2004   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/336,811  on  6 Jan 2003
A new variety was discovered in June 2001 growing among a block of Knock Out in a nursery in Blairsville, Pennsylvania. The new variety is believed to be a spontaneous mutation of 'Radrazz.' The new variety is being marketed under the Blushing Knock Out trademark.
Notes:
Found at Yoder Brothers