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Sunny Knock Out Rose

Rosa 'Sunny Knock Out'

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Sunny Knock Out Rose (Rosa 'Sunny Knock Out') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Rosa 'Sunny Knock Out' flowers

Rosa 'Sunny Knock Out' flowers

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Height:  5 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  Knockout Rose

Group/Class:  Shrub Rose

Description:

One of the most popular roses in the world today, primarily due to its low maintenance, superior disease resistance and incredibly long period of bloom, with seemingly endless flowers in hues of yellow; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil

Ornamental Features

Sunny Knock Out Rose is smothered in stunning lightly-scented yellow flowers with buttery yellow overtones at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has attractive dark green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The glossy oval compound leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The spiny brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Sunny 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;

  • Spiny

Sunny Knock Out Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Sunny Knock Out Rose will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Bark 
Ornamental Features