The Knock Out Rose ranges from 3 to 5 feet tall and equally wide. It produces multiple clusters of terminal blooms, each 3 to 3.5 inches across. These very light, fragrant flowers come in red, pink and blushing pink and will bloom from spring until frost. Humidity doesn't seem to bother the Knock Out Rose, and it's drought and cold tolerant. It's somewhat shade-tolerant but does need about six hours of full sun per day. True to its low maintenance reputation, the Knock Out Rose doesn't require deadheading and is resistant to aphids, powdery mildew and black spot, the scourge of rose enthusiasts. Choose a well-drained site with good air movement. It's perfect for grouped planting or even hedges. The foliage turns from a lustrous green to burgundy in the fall, and the new growth is slightly burgundy, too. Double Knockout Roses are more floriferous than regular Knockout Roses and they raise the bar with petal counts of 18-25, twice the number of Knockout, borne 3-6 on a stem. The additional petals present a fuller, richer pinkish/red inflorescence that is simply breathtaking. These blooms are about 2 ½ inches wide. But don’t let the smaller sized blooms fool you---they make up for their size in abundance. Without deadheading, the blooms maintain a continuous show of color from early June to hard frost with beautiful foliage almost year-round. The new growth is a dramatic burgundy red. Knockout and Double Knockout Roses will be a spectacular addition to every garden. Along with the eye-catching blooms and superior performance they offer wonderful versatility of use, from just one planted by itself to several amongst your favorite perennials, or plant them as an appealing hedge. Hardiness Zones: 4 – 9
Drift Roses - "The new groundcover roses for small gardens & containers" A breakthrough in rose hybridizing, the Drifts® are compact groundcover roses. Their versatile habit fits equally well into small home gardens, patio containers and hanging baskets as it does when they are planted en masse across large, open beds. The Drifts® have been tested extensively under very diverse climate conditions. They are winter hardy in zone 5 and could easily qualify as spreading miniatures. Drifts® show the same disease resistance as their larger, better-known cousins, the Meidiland® and Carefree™ shrub roses. Likewise, the Drifts® are equally well suited for large commercial plantings.
APRICOT DRIFT® ROSE
Refreshing apricot to light pink double flowers make their appearance in spring and never stop coming. Full, spreading plants are resistant to rust, powdery mildew and blackspot. Ideally suited for small gardens or along paths and walkways. Glossy dark green foliage stays clean and attractive. Zone 5-10
CORAL DRIFT® ROSE: The most rounded of the Drifts®. Color Deep Coral Orange Bloom Shape / Size Cuplike / Small, 1½” Petal Count 20–25 Inflorescence 5 to 8 flowers per stem Flowering Very Abundant and Continuous Habit Rounded, Very bushy Height less than 1½’ Width less than 2’ Foliage Small, Semi-glossy, Dark Green Disease Resistance Very Good,Zone 5–10 PEACH DRIFT ROSE: The most floriferous of the Drifts®. Color Bright Peach Apricot Bloom Shape / Size Cuplike / Small, 1½” Petal Count 15–20 Inflorescence 5 to 8 flowers per stem Flowering Very Abundant and Continuous Habit Rounded, Very Bushy Height less than 1½’ Width less than 2’ Foliage Small, Semi-glossy, Dark Green Disease Resistance Very Good, Zone 5–10 PINK DRIFT ROSE: The most prostrate of the Drifts®. Color Deep Pink Bloom Shape / Size Semi-Double / Small, 1½” Petal Count 7–8, Inflorescence 10 to 20 flowers per stem Flowering Very Abundant and Continuous, Habit Low, CreepingHeight less than 1½’, Width less than 3’, Foliage Small, Semi-glossy, Dark Green, Disease Resistance Very Good,Zone 5–10 RED DRIFT ROSE: The smallest of the Drifts®. Color Scarlet Red Bloom Shape / Size Cuplike / Very Small, ¾”, Petal Count 15 Inflorescence 10 to 20 flowers per stem, Flowering Very Abundant and Continuous, Habit Low, Creeping Height less than 1½’, Width less than 2’, Foliage Small, Semi-glossy, Dark Green Disease Resistance- Very Good, Zone 5–10
SWEET DRIFT ROSE (Rosa 'Meisweetdom') Patent: PPAF Clear pink double flowers seem to float in clusters atop dark green glossy foliage. Most double-flowered of all the Drift® Roses. Abundant and continuous flowering in addition to exceptional disease resistance makes this a perfect choice for use along pathways, hillsides or at the front of a border. Zone 5–10