Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionSmall but mighty, Petite Knock Out® rose packs everything you love about the original Knock Out rose into a tiny, space-saving shrub. This little beauty reaches an incredible – and useful – 18" tall and wide. Neat and sweet flower buds burst open with small, perfectly-formed red roses all season long, and the tidy foliage effortlessly fends off powdery mildew and black spot. Just imagine the possibilities: containers, rock gardens, herb gardens, party favors… the list goes on. It's the biggest little thing to happen to roses since the original Knock Out!DetailsBotanical name:Rosa 'Meibenbino' Patent #: USPP 30,811 Common name: Rose Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Full sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 18" x 18" Flower color: Red Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer-fall Bloom time: summer, fall Features: Space savers, heat tolerant, container plants, best for beginners Uses: Accent, border, container gardening, cottage gardening, herb gardens, rock gardens, ornamental, specimen How To GrowSoil: Roses thrive in rich, well-drained soil. While they're not picky about pH, neutral to slightly acidic conditions are best. Once they are established, most roses can tolerate some dryness; however, flowering will decrease or even stop if they become stressed. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun). This encourages the best flower production while also aiding in disease resistance. Water: For best results, roses should get about an inch of water each week, through rainfall or irrigation. This can be difficult to gauge, but if you avoid keeping plants too wet or too dry, they'll be fine. When watering roses, whether by hand or with an irrigation system, avoid wetting the foliage, which encourages leaf spot diseases and powdery mildew. Spacing: 3 feet, minimum Fertilizing: Roses benefit from high levels of nutrients, increasing flowering as a result. We recommend a granular rose fertilizer applied in early spring, just as the ground begins to thaw. If you wish, you can make additional applications in late spring and early summer, but do not fertilize after mid/late July. Winterizing: In both warm and cold climates, a 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended year-round, especially in winter. In cold climates, wait until spring to prune; warmer areas may prune in autumn if desired. Maintenance & pruning: We do recommend yearly pruning of roses, as this encourages thick, vigorous growth and the best flower coverage. Aim to cut back to just above a large, vigorous bud. The bigger the bud you cut back to, the thicker and more vigorous the growth will be. Remove any spindly stems entirely. If roses show signs of leaf spot, remove affected portions. Most roses we offer do not require deadheading, but you may do so if you wish.
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The plants were not up to par compared to previous ones purchased:( 3 out of the 4 ordered were in good condition. I received a replacement for the 4th plant, which was in worse shape than the one it was replacing! I was finally reimbursed for that 4th plant! I do not plan to order any more plants from this nursery!
Hello! Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that your plants arrived in poor condition. We want to make sure every gardener that orders from us has a great experience, which is why we sent a replacement and fully refunded the plant that didn't meet our standards. Our customer service team is dedicated to keeping our customers happy, and we apologize for any inconvenience. We hope that you'll reconsider us in the future for any gardening needs or information.
Petite Knock Out® Rose
Plants arrived in great condition.
I loved the petite knockout roses. They are growing beautifully!
Knockout roses arrived in estimated time given. Blooming
like crazy northwest side of house. Will continue ordering
from you. Austin, Tx.