The Knock Out Rose ranges from 3 to 5 feet tall and equally wide. It produces multiple clusters of terminal blooms, each 3 to 3.5 inches across. These very light, fragrant flowers come in red, pink and blushing pink and will bloom from spring until frost. Humidity doesn't seem to bother the Knock Out Rose, and it's drought and cold tolerant. It's somewhat shade-tolerant but does need about six hours of full sun per day. True to its low maintenance reputation, the Knock Out Rose doesn't require deadheading and is resistant to aphids, powdery mildew and black spot, the scourge of rose enthusiasts. Choose a well-drained site with good air movement. It's perfect for grouped planting or even hedges. The foliage turns from a lustrous green to burgundy in the fall, and the new growth is slightly burgundy, too. Double Knockout Roses are more floriferous than regular Knockout Roses and they raise the bar with petal counts of 18-25, twice the number of Knockout, borne 3-6 on a stem. The additional petals present a fuller, richer pinkish/red inflorescence that is simply breathtaking. These blooms are about 2 ½ inches wide. But don’t let the smaller sized blooms fool you---they make up for their size in abundance. Without deadheading, the blooms maintain a continuous show of color from early June to hard frost with beautiful foliage almost year-round. The new growth is a dramatic burgundy red. Knockout and Double Knockout Roses will be a spectacular addition to every garden. Along with the eye-catching blooms and superior performance they offer wonderful versatility of use, from just one planted by itself to several amongst your favorite perennials, or plant them as an appealing hedge. Hardiness Zones: 4 – 9
Drift Roses - "The new groundcover roses for small gardens & containers" A breakthrough in rose hybridizing, the Drifts® are compact groundcover roses. Their versatile habit fits equally well into small home gardens, patio containers and hanging baskets as it does when they are planted en masse across large, open beds. The Drifts® have been tested extensively under very diverse climate conditions. They are winter hardy in zone 5 and could easily qualify as spreading miniatures. Drifts® show the same disease resistance as their larger, better-known cousins, the Meidiland® and Carefree™ shrub roses. Likewise, the Drifts® are equally well suited for large commercial plantings.