Saturday, March 21, 2009

IT'S A KNOCKOUT

Tempted by the ease with which the Knockout rose "radrazz" grows, how could I resist the yellow variety Rosa "radsunny". Following our Saturday walk around Lady Bird Lake we headed over to our favorite post walk lunch spot, Whole Foods. There among all the new plants I saw the yellow variety I had been reading about. Hardy from zone 5-9, "radsunny" has the same dark leaves but a slightly more upright habit and it is has all the disease resistant attributes of the other knockout roses. In a flash it was in the cart. On the way home I kept smelling a wonderful fragrance; could it be the new rose? It was. I have my yellow rose of Texas.

14 comments:

  1. Alright, Jenny, where did you find it? I really must have a yellow rose of Texas.

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  2. Can't believe I forgot to give the place a plug. Whole Foods downtown. $19.99.

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  3. Whole Foods? I had no idea they even carried anything besides herbs. Thanks!

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  4. Now you're talking. Must. Have. One. Now. Awesome!

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  5. Very pretty gold color. Knock Out roses are not recommended for our zone 9b, which is a shame. I guess they are the easiest roses of all, and I'd like to try them!
    Aiyana

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  6. Aiyana- maybe you could give it a try in a spot that gets afternoon shade- you never know.

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  7. I have a very small lot around my patio home, but had to get one of these new yellow Knockouts when I found it has a slight fragrance as well as being easy to grow.I got mine at my annual trip to Antique Rose emporium..couldn't resist

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  8. I've been thinking about adding a few roses and trying to decide whether bloom shape or fragrance is more important to me . . . I may have to try a Knockout!

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  9. Hi Nancy and Mary Beth- I think we are going to see a lot of this rose in the landscape. I have radrazz which is a not stop bloomer but mine has no fragrance. That is why I am sold on the yellow.

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  10. I agree that we will see a lot of this rose.My new Sunny Knockout had two blooms open this weekend.The yellow bloom against the dark green leaves is very nice.My plant is small and I didn't get much of a fragrance because I didn't stoop over to get real close,but I'm hopeful once it gets taller I'll get more...

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  11. Oh, Jenny - none of the other Knockout roses ever looked interesting to me, but a sorta-single fragrant yellow? Very, very tempting. Thanks for the heads-up!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  12. I'm revisiting your comments on Monday and can verify that Whole Foods downtown still has lots of this rose in both one and three gallons. And it does have a light, lemony fragrance.

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  13. Beautiful photos and text, Jennie. Thanks... :)

    I learned from the following website that the yellow Knock Out rose is the only KO with a fragrance. I recently bought a red KO rose at HEB, Escarpment Village, for only $8.99! I will have to go back and see if they have a yellow one.
    http://www.conard-pyle.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/koplants.splash
    :)Marcia

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  14. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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    參觀,Thanks

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