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'Blushing Knock Out ®' rose Description
'Blushing Knock Out ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
33 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 & Plants (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: 3' (90cm).  
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:
Canada - Patent No: 2045  on  15 Dec 2004
Application No: 03-3676  on  15 May 2003
Breeder: John Bell, Lancaster, United States of America
'Radyod' was discovered in June 2001 amongst plants of the rose variety 'Radrazz' (Knockout) growing in production fields at Blairsville, Pennsylvania, USA and is believed to be a naturally occurring mutation from this variety.
 
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.
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
Found at Yoder Brothers