by laura janning

Flip Flop Gardner- My Obsession With Knock Out Roses

May 23, 2012

Who wouldn't want this rose that is cold tolerant to zone 5, is heat tolerant throughout the U.S, thrives in just about any area in the country and is 
reliably resistant to disease ?
Who wouldn't want this rose that produces multiple blooms every 5 to 6 weeks from spring until the first hard frost?
Who would'nt want this rose that produces beautiful Pink or Red Blooms?
 Who wouldn't want this rose that grows to about 3' wide x 4' tall,  easily maintained  through pruning and ideal for growing in mixed borders, containers or as a hedge ?
 Who wouldn't want this rose that is easy to grow and doesn't need a lot of attention particularly when planted in full sun, with well drained and fertile soil? Just like our ovens, these roses are self cleaning so there is no need to remove the faded or spent flowers. One less thing you have to take care of when your are in the garden!
Come back later this week where I show you how put a simple flower arrangement together using these beautiful blooms.
Happy Gardening!

Sharing my roses with:
Live Laugh Rowe
Fishtail Cottage 
French County Cottage


  1. Yep, they are the only roses I can get to live. I found all four of mine on clearance at Lowes last year. They are very easy and mine have grown big fast. Thanks for the tips on how to keep them looking good Laura! Have a great day :)

  2. Laura, my hand is up! I want them. I'll be back to see your arrangements. I can't get enough of roses. Thanks for stopping by Quirky Vistas. You are right about $1 and $5 projects meaning lots of work, but it seems the way of any project. I'd rather spend time than money. Go figure. Come visit again!


  3. I'm moving in late June to a new home and Knock-Out roses are on my list of things to buy. Can't wait to add these babies to my landscape!

  4. gorgeous flowers! simply lovely. found you via the blog hop xo

  5. I'll be looking forward to the arrangement post. We have tons of shrub roses and in 20 years I think I've only clipped and brought them in the house a couple times.


  6. I love knockouts, I've got one in my backyard that is tall as my waist and just loaded with blooms. It is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Stunning! Love pink and the red one too.

  8. It looks & sounds like the perfect rose!


  9. I don't blame you for your obsession..... they are absolutely beautiful. I've been wanting to plant a row of hot pink ones along my drive.

  10. Laura, they are beautiful. They make mine look a little puny. FL heat is so hard on everything.
    Always enjoy your blog.

  11. I had to see my internist this week. And I told him I'd hurt my hands by digging my gardens. He said he loved knock out roses. I've got to get one!

  12. I love knock out roses. We have them everywhere....at least I loved them until last year and they all got japanese beetles.....yikes!

    This year is going great, though!



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