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When Roses Go Dormant

Why do Roses go Dormant? Dormancy is an essential part of the life cycle of a rose. It is part of the natural cycle whereby the rose drops any foliage that could be damaged by freezing temperatures. In a way, the plant begins to create its own antifreeze. The cell sap begins to thicken, helping to...

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The Knock Out Rose

How the Knock Out® Rose was Born

A little piece of Conard-Pyle’s history with the Knock Out® Rose... Conard-Pyle just received another award for the Knock Out® Family of Roses — there are almost too many to keep track. This one however is a bit different, as it relates to being recognized by the horticulture trade (a.k.a. our...

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Knock Out® Roses Make Great Hedges!

For something out of the ordinary, try mass planting Knock Out® Roses to form a “hedge.” Make sure you plant each rose 3 feet away from the center of the one next to it to allow for good air circulation and room to grow. Prune in the spring to maintain the desired height. These photos should give...

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