Monday, April 19, 2010

Looking Good for Ten Years Old

Knockout Roses were introduced to gardeners ten years ago, after years of testing and trials, so you could say they are over twenty-one and have come of age. I'm pleased with them this spring. Sunny Knockout has buds not quite ready to open. All the yellow roses are later than the others this year.

Knockout and visible at right, Pink Knockout






I can't remember if this is Heirloom or Angel Face.
I love the color.

14 comments:

  1. Looks like Angel Face to me! All of your roses look so pretty! Mine are just starting to open.

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  2. I agree. That looks like Angel Face to me. I happened to search for a name for one of my roses, it has the similar color, but the pedals are not ruffled. I eventually identified it as 'Paradise'. Just did a post about it:)

    Love all your roses. Especially that 'Living ease" rose. Very pretty!

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  3. Neil jean,

    Aren't Knock out roses the ones that are trademarked and you legally can't take cuttings? If so that is just plain wrong. Beautiful plants though. When I moved to this shadier location I gave up growing roses.

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  4. You certainly have a wonderful selection of roses. Just lovely. I like the fragrant old roses.....but not dealing with black spot is certainly a plus.

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  5. Your roses are all so beautiful. Sombreuil is one of my favorite antique varities. I didn't realize the knock-outs have been around for 10 years...they are one of the best roses ever developed in my opinion.

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  6. I love your color combinations, Nell Jean. I am just getting into roses (new rose bed in the planning stage). I plan on including Knockouts, although I do wish they had scent.

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  7. You have some lovely roses! My knockout roses bloomed for ten months last year and are blooming again now. They are definitely the easiest care rose I have.

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  8. Love to see all your beautiful roses in your garden.
    Truly they are very pretty.

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  9. If only they had fragrance!

    Reine des Violette is the one rose I am really pampering this year. Mine has always been sickly looking. Maybe it is supposed to have the long spindly growth. Mine also has sort of yellow-green leaves. I am feeding it some acid type things. Hope it will green up.

    Yours are all looking great.

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  10. Beautiful roses Nell. I especially love the last one. I bet your bit of paradise is really wonderful right now.

    FlowerLady

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  11. I just LOVE the California Poppies, I have some of thier happy faces blooming in my garden.

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  12. You have a beautiful collection there, Nell Jean. The mystery rose looks like Angel Face to me, although it has been years since I grew it. Sombreuil is on my list of desired antique varieties whenever we finally settle down somewhere. ;)

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  13. What a lovely garden. I love the poppies. I think roses must grow almost wild in California. Love your roses.

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  14. Such beautiful roses, I wanna have them all. None have ever survived long in my garden :(

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