The Knock Out® Family of Roses

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Fall is a Great Time for Planting Roses

Fall is not just a time to plant your spring bulbs and enjoy colorful foliage, it is also an excellent time to plant roses. The Knock Out® Family of Roses and Drift® Roses are perfect for fall planting. The sun is still able to nurture a newly planted rose and the cool nights are perfect for...

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The Story of Drift® Roses

Timing is everything, it just takes longer with roses. The story of how the Drift® Groundcover Roses came to be is quite interesting, albeit painstakingly long, even by rose standards. It illustrates once again that rose breeding is not for the impatient and that creating a full series takes an...

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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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Star® Roses and Plants Wins 2012 Greenhouse Grower’s Excellence in Marketing Award for The Knock Out® Family of Roses

What do the ipod and The Knock Out® Family of Roses have in common? Both used innovative marketing campaigns to change the face of their respective industries. In recognition of Star® Roses and Plants’ successful marketing efforts for The Knock Out® Family of Roses, Greenhouse Grower has awarded...

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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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The Times They are a-Changin'

The First Time We Didn't Spray the Rose Fields It is interesting how things and perceptions change over time. I remember very clearly the first time we tried to grow our rose novelties without spraying for diseases. It was around 1992, right after I came back from the annual June meeting that...

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What is a "Good" Rose?

As the season for rose evaluation is just beginning, I am reminded of the two questions people ask me the most: What is your favorite rose? And, what are you looking for when you are evaluating the new seedlings? The answer to the first question is easy: my favorite rose does not exist yet. It’s...

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Kristen's Garden

April Showers bring May flowers, though it seems May was much more like April this year, with lots of rain and some not as warm temperatures as we had in April. At least we were blessed with some absolutely gorgeous weekend weather – leaving all the rain to fall during the work week. There are so...

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A Trip to Arkansas

Last week I joined my Conard-Pyle colleague and fellow blogger, Kyle McKean, for a couple of days with P. Allen Smith at an event in Little Rock. Twenty-four garden bloggers from around the country got together to tour some local gardens and to spend one day visiting Allen's stunning Garden Home...

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Drift® and Knock Out® Roses Design Contest

Have Drift® Roses helped you put the finishing touch on your garden? Are Knock Out® Roses at center stage in your garden design? If so, we’d love to see them. First, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theknockoutfamilyofroses . Then, submit a photo and a brief description of how you used...

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