blooming pink knock out roses

Whether you have dreamed of having your own prolific rose garden filled stunning color and fragrance, but dismissed it as unattainable - or have already had some success with roses but are hesitant to take it to the next level, you are in good company. The rose has suffered a notorious reputation for being too finicky, needy, disease-prone, expensive, and all around too much work. The time and effort was too prohibitive. There was just too much to know and most of us don’t have the time to dedicate to become an expert.

We have some good news: There is a rose that is just right for the beginner and for the experienced gardener who has other things to tend to in their garden.

Our Knock Out® Family of Roses are easy to grow and don't require special care. Plant them individually among shrubs, annuals and perennials in mixed beds and borders. Plant them in large groups to create a colorful hedge or along a foundation to provide a bright border. For best performance, we recommend cutting them back every year in early spring after the last threat of frost has passed.

Low maintenance
Blooms from spring to frost
Full sun
Zones: 5-11
Size: 3-4' w x 3-4' h

Plant a Rose in Support of Our Country

Did you know that roses are our nation’s flower? They are a symbol of life, love and devotion. We are joining Star® Roses and Plants, the introducers of The Knock Out® Family of Roses and encouraging every American to plant a rose to support our country and show that “we’re all in this together” during the novel Coronavirus pandemic.

Choose your favorites from any of the Knock Out® Family of Roses and follow these very simple steps for planting and fertilizing and you will enjoy a beautiful and abundant rose garden.

Planting:

  • 1) Pick a Sunny Place to Plant

    Your rose bush will need at least 6-8 hours of sun each day, so choose a sunny spot to plant.
  • 2) Dig a Large Hole

    Dig a hole slightly larger than the container. Work the soil at the bottom of the hole with your shovel so that it's loose and aerated.
  • 3) Remove Rose from its Container

    Use your hands to gently loosen the roots at the bottom of the plant.
  • 4) Plant your Rose in Ground

    Place plant in the hole ensuring that the base of the plant is level with the soil.
  • 5) Fill in Soil around Plant

    Add soil back to the hole around the plant. Crumble the soil so that it is nice and aerated. If desired, mulch around plant.
  • 6) Water Rose until Established

    Water thoroughly around the base of the plant, allowing it to soak in. Repeat as necessary. For the next couple of weeks, check in and water the plant as needed to ensure it stays healthy.

The Knock Out® Family of Roses will perform beautifully even without fertilizing. However, if you choose to give them an additional boost, it's very important not to fertilize until after the roses are established and go through one bloom cycle. Here are some additional tips on fertilizing your roses.

  • - Use a balanced fertilizer or fertilizer formulated for roses after the first wave of flowering (be sure to follow the specified rates and method of application provided on the product label). Al’s carries the Espoma Rose Tone which is the best organic option for feeding roses. We also recommend the Bio Advanced All-In-One Rose & Flower Care which contains a synthetic fertilizer and will control diseases and insects.
  • - Make sure the soil is moist before you fertilize to avoid burning the roots.
  • - Do not fertilize late in the summer, as this is the time the rose should be preparing themselves for dormancy, and you do not want to create unnecessary new growth that will likely die back from the first hard frost.

You can enjoy your rose garden on a balcony, patio, deck - anywhere! Here are some easy steps for container planting:

Planting in Containers:

  • 1) Pick a Pot with Drainage

    Choose a container two sizes larger than the size pot the plant was currently in to give it room to grow. Select a pot with drainage or drill holes in the base to allow water to flow out.
  • 2) Place Gravel in Base

    Use 2 inches of gravel in the base of your container to help with drainage.
  • 3) Add Potting Soil

    Place multiple scoops of the potting soil into your container.
  • 4) Add Knock Out® rose

    Remove the Knock Out® Rose from its container. Use your hands to gently loosen the roots at the bottom of the plant. Place in your container, ensuring that the base of the plant is straight.
  • 5) Fill in Soil around Plant

    Add soil around the plant, leaving only 1½ inches at the top of the container.
  • 6) Place in a Sunny Spot

    Your rose bush will need at least 6-8 hours of sun each day, so choose a sunny spot to place your container.
  • 7) Water Twice a Week

    Water thoroughly around the base of the plant, allowing it to soak in. Repeat twice weekly.