>Double "Knockout" Red

>Today’s installment of Knockout Roses are the double red variety. “RADtko” forms nice shrubs and blooms nicely. I would like to note that the double variety does not repeat as often as the single. It is not in constant state of bloom. But does cycle quickly. It is very disease resistant. No blackspot or problems with other pests or disease.

Single Bloom – Double petals…..


They have a vibrant color.


Double Knockout is not known for its extended vase life.
These were showing signs of stress after just a few hours off the bush.
My name is Chris, and my wife asked me to grow knockouts……
Maybe I am a rose snob after all……
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About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at About.com and on his popular website; RedneckRosarian.com, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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