Rosa 'Pink Double Knock Out' flowers
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Height: 4 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Other Names: Knockout Rose
Group/Class: Shrub Rose
A bright pink version of the Double Knock Out rose that is stable and unfazed by heat; classic shaped flowers from spring to the first frost; a vibrant color that will perk up any landscape, it is also tough, vigorous and disease resistant
Pink Double Knock Out Rose is smothered in stunning lightly-scented pink flowers at the ends of the branches from mid spring to late fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The spiny brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Pink Double 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.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Pink Double Knock Out Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Pink Double Knock Out Rose will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium 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.