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I have 14 Knock outs and love them. I lost one to Rose blight last year, but I quickly replaced it. I read on-line that it was ok
to plant a new rose in the spot where the diseased one had been, but I didn't do that. They are well worth the little care they require. Mine are all double pink Knock outs.
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Lanson B. Jones & Co, Inc

Our tips for rose care

1. Use a rose soil mix

Roses need special care and require a specific kind of organic rose mix. Roses also prefer a pH that is between 6.5 and 7, which is slightly acidic to neutral (7 being neutral).

2. Remember to fertilize them

Roses are hungry plants and need to be fertilized regularly to reach their full blooming potential. A natural based fertilizer with (like 5-5-5) works best.

3. Prune at a 45° angle

By pruning at a 45° angle, you can make sure water runs off the cut instead of collecting there. This helps prevent disease or mold from growing on your rose bushes.

4. Water often and early

Most roses need to be watered daily. Set watering time completion prior to sunrise. Avoid fungal diseases like black spot by using drip irrigation to keep the leaves from getting wet.

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Austin Ganim Landscape Design, LLC

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You may want to consider pairing the bold colors of Knockout Roses with purples such as Beauty Berry and Cardonna Sage

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