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Spotlight On: The Pink Knock Out® Rose

Single petals just like the original Knock Out® but in a beautiful shade of bright pink. And like the other members of the family, The Pink Knock Out® Rose is black spot resistant, drought tolerant and self-cleaning. It's a perfect companion to other shrubs, roses and perennials. What looks good...

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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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To Name A Rose

Sometimes I think the most difficult part in the development of a new rose is to give it a name. Choosing the “varietal name," which is the one under which a new rose will be patented, is easy. We take the first three letters of the breeder’s name (MEI for Meilland , RAD for Radler , SPR for Jim...

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