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The Best of Roses! New Thinking on the Classic Flower

Mar 31, 2017 12:47:00 PM

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McKay Staff

in Plant Care Landscaping Tips Plants

 

Our top of the line roses...

 

Champlain Rose

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The Champlain shrub rose is an explorer rose from Canada. Combine winter hardiness with the flowering habit of Floribunda Roses and you have yourself a winning beauty! Flowers are velvety dark-red while the foliage is lustrous and dark yellow-green. This shrub survives winters with little protection. This rose will get to about 3' if you cut back each spring.

Champlain Rose Quick Facts:

Bloom Time: June - October
Color: Green, Red
Plant Size: 3' tall 
Flower Color: Dark Red
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil Conditions: Normal, Sandy, Clay, Acidic, Dry
Growing Zones: 4 - 9

 

 

 

Double Pink Knock-Out Rose

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The Double Pink Knock-out rose is another great rose to enter the knock-out family. This is a profuse bloomer that is disease resistant like its parent, Knock-out. The hot pink flowers are sure to add color to the landscape all summer long. Blooms continuously June to frost.

Double Pink Knock-Out Rose Quick Facts:

Bloom Time: June - Frost
Color: Green, Pink
Plant Size: 3' tall
Flower Color: Hot Pink
Sunlight: Full Sun 
Soil Conditions: Normal, Sandy, Clay, Acidic, Dry
Growing Zones: 5 - 9

 

 

 

 

Apricot Drift Rose

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The Apricot Drift® Rose is part of a dynamic new series of groundcover roses. Drift Roses are crosses between full-size groundcover roses and miniature roses. Apricot Drift sports double apricot colored flowers continuously from June through frost. Mature size of this shrub rose is 1.5 ft tall x 2 ft wide. Beautiful bloomer!

Apricot Drift Rose Quick Facts:

Bloom Time: June - October
Color: Green, Orange, Yellow
Plant Size: 1.5' tall x 2' wide
Flower Color: Apricot
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil Conditions: Normal, Sandy, Clay, Acidic, Dry
Growing Zones: 4 - 9

 

 

 

Ruby Voodoo Rose

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This highly fragrant hardy shrub rose is a great new addition to your rose palette. Masses of purplish-pink flowers have a high petal count and are highlighted by the wonderful fragrance they provide. Prune annually for best results. 'Ruby Voodoo' will provide moderate re-bloom through-out summer. Make sure to deadhead spent flowers. Grows 3-4' tall and wide. Be sure to plant in a spot that has full sun and good drainage for best results.

Ruby Voodoo Rose Quick Facts:

Bloom Time: June - October
Color: Green, Pink, Purple
Plant Size: 3-4' tall x 3-4' wide
Flower Color: Purple - Pink
Sunlight: Full Sun 
Soil Conditions: Normal, Sandy, Clay, Acidic, Dry
Growing Zones: 4 - 9

 

 

 

 

Double Knock-Out Rose

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This Double Knock-Out rose continuously produces double vibrant red flowers with a slight spicy apple fragrance. It is resistant to black spot and downy mildew. It has all of the same excellent qualities of Knock-out with double the number of petals making it a nice full bloom shrub rose. This plant works great as a low hedge or accent only growing around 3' tall. Blooms June-October. It's recommended to mulch this plant in late November for better chance of survival.

Double Knock-Out Rose Quick Facts:

Bloom Time: June - October
Color: Green, Red
Plant Size: 3' tall x 3' wide
Flower Color: Red
Sunlight: Full Sun 
Soil Conditions: Normal, Sandy, Clay, Acidic, Dry
Growing Zones: 5 - 9

 

 


 

 

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