‘Knock Out’ Roses - Perfect for Texas Gardens!

The Knock Out® Family of Roses is a gardener’s dream!

They are…

  • easy to grow,
  • the most disease resistant rose on the market,
  • have stunning flower power
  • and are self-cleaning so there is no need to deadhead.

This collection is heat tolerant making it a wonderful selection for our Texas summers. The Knock Out Family of Roses can fit into any landscape plan easily. They look great planted in groupings to create a colorful hedge or planted individually among annuals and perennials in mixed beds and borders.

Red ‘Knock Out’ Rose is the original member of The Knock Out Family. This shrub rose set a new standard in disease resistance with little or no maintenance required. Cherry red single blooms continue from Spring until the first hard frost and the glossy green foliage accents the multitude of flowers. You can expect a slightly spicy fragrance from the blooms. The shrub is a vigorous grower-compact, mounded and bushy-growing 3 to 4 feet tall and wide. Prune to maintain the size once a year in early Spring.

This All-American Rose Society winner received its distinction in 2000, and there has been no looking back since! Red ‘Knock Out’ Rose is suited for every garden and every lifestyle.

Red Double Knock Out Rose

Red Double Knock Out Rose

Red Knock Out Rose

Red Single Knock Out Rose

Red Knock Out Rose in Landscape

Red Knock Out Rose in Landscape

Pink Double Knock Out Rose

Pink Double Knock Out Rose

Sunny Knock Out Roses

Sunny Single Knock Out Roses

Pink Knock Out Rose

Pink Single Knock Out Rose

Share your comments and gardening experiences with the Knock Out Rose Family below.

Comments (4)

PhilApril 8th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

I would like to get a rose that can take partial sun. I heard you may have a hybrid knock out that will do well. Could you please recommend.

PlantMaster Reply:

Hi Phil. Knock Outs are hybrid Roses and come in several colors, some in both singles and doubles. This Rose would come the closest to any that might perform in partial sun. Without knowing the details of your garden situation, you’d have to try them to determine if they’ll perform to your expectations.

MaryApril 21st, 2010 at 9:32 am

I bought four Knock Out roses at Calloways a couple of weeks ago and planted them in a well prepared bed in full sun. Since then, a few leaves have become yellowish and are showing signs of black spot. Yesterday I sprayed them with Neem oil (one oz. per gal. of water). Is there anything else I should do at this time? I prefer organic gardening and had added plenty of horticultural corn meal to the bed preparation.

PlantMaster Reply:

Hi Mary. What you are doing now sounds solid, and even though some organic gardeners say that Neem Oil may help with some fungal problems, it sounds like it is not working for your situation. I can only share that my KnockOut Roses get only about a half-day of sunlight and that I never have any leaf-spot problems on them. But each situation is different, so make sure that the air circulation is good around your plants and that you keep the soil around the Roses clean of fallen debris. You don’t want to maintain an inoculum from dead Rose leaves to reinfect your plants. And even though you prefer the organic route, I’m not sure if the corn meal in the soil helps with a foliage problem. There are some organic gardeners that profess success in controlling fungus diseases with some kitchen products so you might check online for some of those ideas.