Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sunny Knock® Out Rose

Picture July 2009

Sunny Knock Out® is not my favorite rose.

Picture June 2010

I bought Sunny Knock Out® in May 2009.
It has good points. It has been black spot resistant even though it is planted next to roses that have the fungus disease. It blooms all summer. I water the roses periodically but it seems to be more drought tolerant than the other roses and keeps a deep green leaf color.

But - It is not as pretty as some of the other Knock Out® varieties. As the only fragrant variety, I haven’t noticed any fragrance. The bright yellow blooms fade quickly to a dull cream. It doesn’t need dead heading but it looks like this most of the summer.

Pictures August 2010


Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Ah well, I guess they can't all be favorites. It is pretty when in bloom though. My Lady Banks only blooms once in the spring, and the rest of the year just fades into the background.

Marie said...

Thanks for the tip about Lady Banks. It's good to know how plants perform in home gardens. Sometimes it hard to tell from the growers description.

PM said...

Good to know. Was thinking of getting one, but have changed my mind - thanks for sharing!

Marie said...