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Petite Knock Out® Rose

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A stunning miniature selection of the Knock Out family, with the same low maintenance, superior disease resistance and incredibly long period of bloom; bright red flowers are seemingly endless; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil

Characteristics

Other Species Names:
Knockout Rose
Average Landscape Height:
18 inches
Average Landscape Width:
18 inches
Genus:
Rosa
Cultivar:
Meibenbino
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
closed
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Flower Color:
cherry red
Flower Period:
from mid spring to mid fall
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Petite Knock Out® Rose features showy clusters of cherry red flowers at the ends of the branches from mid spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has attractive dark green deciduous foliage. The small glossy oval compound leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall color.

Landscape Attributes

Petite Knock Out® Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Petite Knock Out® Rose will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Petite Knock Out® Rose makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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