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'Knock Out ™' rose Description
'Knock Out ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Judith C.
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
Purple Meidiland
RADrazz

Also referenced as:  Knockout
HMF Ratings:
85 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Red blend Shrub.
Origin:
Bred by William J. Radler (United States, 1988).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 2000.
Introduced in France by Selection Meilland in 2001 as 'Knock Out'.
Class:
Shrub.  Earth Kind ™.  
Bloom:
Bright, fluorescent cherry red.  Mild, spice, tea fragrance.  5 to 13 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, single to semi-double, cluster-flowered bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Decorative buds.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, compact, rounded.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).  Width of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Can be used for landscape.  Very hardy.  vigorous.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very blackspot resistant., susceptible to Mildew.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 2003/061  on  2003   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 11,836  on  10 Apr 2001   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: US1999000229323  on  13 Jan 1999
Shrub rose plant named `Radrazz'.
William J. Radler, Greenfield, Wisconsin
... a landscape shrub rose... single blossoms that are red... Excellent disease resistance to blackspot is exhibited...
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was a seedling of the `Carefree Beauty` variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 4,225). The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) of the new variety was a seedling of the `Razzle Dazzle` variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 3,995)... The blooming cycle is believed to be one of the longest observed to date for a rose plant...
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
In his garden in Tyler, Texas, Mark Chamblee, of Chamblee's Rose Nursery, grows 'Belinda's Dream', 'Marie Daly', 'Marie Pavie', 'Livin' Easy', 'Easy Going', 'Knockout', and 'Mermaid'. Mark likes these varieties because "they have great hardiness and disease resistance, they are low maintenance and are very free blooming."


Parentage is per the breeder.