I will admit, I use to turn my nose up at knockout roses.
Yes, I may be a bit of a bit picky about my roses.
But last year before my house was on tour I made a quick decision to add three ‘Pink Double’ Knockout Roses in the area near my arbor. It is one of the first things you see when you drive up and I wanted a big splash of color there.
And I liked the look of the Pink Doubles, they look a bit like a hybrid tea.
Plus I knew it was just the right addition to the blue, light pink, silver and white I had blooming there.
I never expected I would enjoy them so much and they would do so well. I don’t think they were ever out of bloom this year. I deadhead them when I wait on the mail every morning. But they are super easy to care for, and I did not spray these roses. Just normal fertilizer and watering.
Plus, they are reasonable. I purchased two more for in front of each side of my picket fence by the rose garden for $10 each. They had been $20 and that was before the fall clearances began. I would not hesitate to add more. I also have they Sunny Yellow, Double Red and Original Knockouts…. but the pink double is my very favorite. Hope you might consider adding it to your gardens!
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