'Knock Out ®' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Lesa - Zone 5b/6
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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.
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).
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).
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...
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', 'Knock Out ®', 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.