The world of Roses has been changing, and there are colors, perfumes, forms, and habits for every garden situation. Dedicated Rose breeders have continued the mysterious process and long-term commitment it takes to combine the best attributes of different varieties into new forms that simply did not exist 25 years ago. Hybrid Teas are now lovely and long-blooming beauties that shrug off most pests. Shrub Roses that were always hardy and long-lived have learned to bloom for months instead of weeks. And there is a group of long-blooming types so utterly carefree that they are simply called “Landscape Roses.” In short, Roses have improved at the same rate as automobiles, and if you're still driving the horticultural version of a Corvair, our offerings will open your eyes. The basic needs for Roses: Six hours or more of direct sun per day and a fertile, reasonably moist soil. Our Roses are #1 grade, bareroot, except as noted.
Rose Double Knock Out®
The cherry-red double blooms of Rosa Double Knock Out® keep coming until hard frost, and its new growth is a stunning burgundy red. Aptly named, this popular successor to Knock Out® is fuller and more floriferous, producing clusters of 2 1/2in, incandescent blooms with 18-25 petals. A hardy variety naturally resistant to black spot and other diseases and pests. Own-root. 'Radtko' (PP 16,202).
Our rugged and heavy-blooming Shrub Roses are part of a new category called 'Landscape Roses.' The term means each of these plants is of such indomitable character it will thrive virtually unattended. Use multiples of the same variety to create superb hedges, ground covers, or foundation plantings; or give individual plants the prominent place they deserve in a mixed border.
Rose Pink Double Knock Out®
Put away the sprayer; forget about constant deadheading and mounding soil around Rose bushes every fall. Pink Double Knock Out® flourishes without any of that fussing. More than just a "landscape" Rose, its stylish, hot-pink blossoms stand out in the garden (partnering well with Clematis and other perennials) or in a vase. Own-root. 'Radtkopink' PP 18,507
Roses offer colors, perfumes, forms, and habits to suit every garden situation. The tenacious efforts of breeders have yielded Roses with the best attributes of different varieties in new forms. Hybrid Teas, lovely as ever, now combine long bloom periods with the vigor to shrug off pests. Shrub Roses bloom for months, rather than weeks, in addition to their ever-appealing hardiness and longevity. A new group is so exceptionally long-blooming and carefree that they are simply called "Landscape Roses." In short, these are not your grandmother's, or even your mother's, finicky Roses. Simply choose according to your circumstances. Roses require six or more hours of direct sun per day and a fertile, reasonably moist soil.