Care for Knockout Roses is fairly simple and with these disease resistant roses coming in a range of colors as well as double flowering forms, with a little attention to basic rose care and pruning you can have some of the best repeat flowering roses available.
Pruning and Care of Knockout Roses is not much different to pruning any other rose. It's just a little easier.
Knockout roses are repeat flowering roses that are highly resistant to disease. Repeat flowering means that they send out a new flush of flowers very 4 - 6 weeks depending on conditions, and if you deadhead them they are sometimes even quicker to re flower.
You will most likely buy the rose in a 3 gall container, ready to transplant into the garden or a permanent container ot pot. This can be done at any time, however after care when transplanting is important. Adequate moisture and staking to allow for good root development.
Ongoing Care and trimming of Knockout Roses
And as for the rest of the year, when the plant is growing and flowering, remember to deadhead, remove old flowers, again with sharp Secateures and remember to cut back to just above a bud.
- Deadheading encourages a new flush of flowers, and as Knockout roses are a repeat flowering rose you will what to make the most of this.
- Deadheading also removes unsightly old flower heads and helps prevent disease and dieback
- Fertilizer needs to be applied in spring, we suggest using a specialist rose fertilizer for best results.