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Rainbow Knock Out (shrub rose)

 

Even more floriferous and disease-resistant than its famous parent, Rainbow Knock Out is a bushy and compact landscape shrub rose with short stems bearing glossy, dark green leaves. Its blooms are single-form flowers that start out as pointed buds and appear abundantly throughout the growing season. The delicate five-petaled flowers are two inches in diameter and are a deep coral-pink color with a yellow center finishing nicely to light coral.

Rainbow Knock Out will have a nice display of blooms late into the season for a lovely fall bloom, and while it does not exhibit a strong fragrance, the petals emit a delicate sweetbriar scent. Suitable for container growing in small spaces, this rose is the prefect accent to any garden. It is also winter hardy to zone 4 and is fully resistant to black spot, mildew and rust.

Class:  

Shrub rose

Plant Habit:  

Bushy compact round

Growth Habit: 

Very abundant and continuous, will bloom year round in mild climates

Stem Length: 

Short

Foliage Color:  

Dark green, semi-glossy

Disease Resistance: 

Fully resistant to black spot, powdery mildew a

Flower Color:  

Deep coral pink with yellow center finishing nicely to light coral

Hardiness Zone 5, Zone 4 with winter protection

Bud Form:  

Pointed

Flower Form:  

Single

Flower Size:  

2 inches

Petal Count:  

approx 5

Fragrance:  

No flower fragrance, but the petiols emit the distinctive sweetbriar smell of the moss roses when slightly pressed

Parentage:  

RADtee x RADral


Strike It Rich (grandiflora)

 

Strike It Rich

A modern version of the classic 1950 AARS award-winner Sutter's Gold, Strike It Rich resembles its famous ancestor with strong spicy fragrance and elegant buds of deep golden-yellow swirled with ruby red. Yet this contemporary cousin is much easier to grow because of its great disease-resistance and strong natural vigor. This true grandiflora bears loads of long-stemmed blossoms offset by very dark green leaves and unusual deep red stems.

A medium-tall upright bush, Strike It Rich boasts clusters of voluptuous double and informal flowers that are up to 5-inches in diameter with approximately 30 petals each. The flowers are long-lived and retain their blend of gold, orange and red tones to the very end. The blooms are stunning in a bouquet or in the landscape.

Class:  

Grandiflora

Plant Habit:  

Medium tall

Growth Habit: 

Upright bushy

Stem Length: 

Long

Foliage Color:  

Dark green with red stems

Hardiness Zone 5, Zone 4 with winter protection

Disease Resistance: 

 

Flower Color:  

Deep golden yellow, swirled and kissed with ruby

Flower Size:  

Up to 5 inches

Petal Count:  

Approx. 30

Fragrance:  

Strong, sweet spice and fruit

Parentage:  

CHRiscinn x Mellow Yellow


Moondance (floribunda)

 

Moondance

As ethereal and lovely as its name implies, Moondance is a floribunda characterized by large trusses of creamy white, beautifully formed flowers contrasted by very glossy dark green foliage. Upright and well branched, it is an extremely vigorous and tall plant with stems that are typically 14-18 inches long. Rose buds are pointed and oval-shaped in form leading to high-centered flowers, which open flat to about 3 -inches in diameter and consist of approximately 25 petals each.

Moondance has an exceptionally delightful spicy fragrance for a white floribunda. In addition, its impressive long stems can also be arranged into an elegant bouquet for displaying in the home. Moondance is highly resistant to black spot, mildew and rust.

Class:  

Floribunda

Plant Habit:  

Upright, well-branched

Growth Habit: 

Vigorous and tall

Stem Length: 

14 to 18 inches

Foliage Color:  

Dark green and glossy

Hardiness Zone 5, Zone 4 with winter protection

Disease Resistance: 

Excellent

Flower Color:  

White

Flower Size:  

3.5 inches

Petal Count:  

approx. 25

Fragrance:  

Moderately spicy

Parentage:  

Hartanna x Iceberg


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