knockout roses

crdavidMay 10, 2014

My knockout roses are full of blooms and the branches are so heavy that they are laying down on the ground. What can I do to prevent this in the future

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jacqueline9CA

I have one small one, and it is doing that too. I am going to leave it alone to see if it roots from those branches.

Jackie

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 12:02PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Go to a place like Home Depot--they have several different kinds of plant supports. I sometimes use the single branch/flower support to hold up a couple of the top-heavy branches. But if the whole plant is falling down, get some of those wire fences --about 2.5 - 3 ft tall and put it around the entire plant.

Hope that helps.

Kate

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 4:18PM
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shel-co

I bought a knock out rose bush about a week ago from a gardening store Took it home,dug a hole in my flower bed were it gets good sun soil and room to grow i put a starter plant feed in and around the hole i dug before i covered the base or roots of the rose bush.within three days ALL the flowers dried up and died also most of the leaves at the bottom I am very sad this is the first thing i ever planted What should i do ):

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 10:48PM
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shel-co

I bought a knock out rose bush about a week ago from a gardening store Took it home,dug a hole in my flower bed were it gets good sun soil and room to grow i put a starter plant feed in and around the hole i dug before i covered the base or roots of the rose bush.within three days ALL the flowers dried up and died also most of the leaves at the bottom I am very sad this is the first thing i ever planted What should i do ):

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 10:52PM
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mzdee(6b)

Shel, I think you should leave it alone and let it get adjusted. I have 2 and I have never ever done anything to them. They get brutal mid day sun and the only water they get is from rain.. They bloom profusely right through the fall despite my negligence and clay soil. Be patiient and let it be. See what it looks like in a few weeksk

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 11:30AM
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shel-co

Thank you very much ...The roses will grow if they are kinda in the shade right?

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 2:41PM
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seil zone 6b MI

It depends on what you mean by "kinda in the shade". Knock Outs will pretty much grow anywhere. The thing is they need the sun to bloom well. If they're getting at least 6 hours of sun a day they should be fine. Anything less than that and they may grow but not bloom.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2014 at 4:38PM
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