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Rose recommendation?

Posted by kytransplant 7 (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 23, 11 at 16:04

I have two Knockout Roses in my front landscaping that have overtaken their space. I would like to replace them with a smaller rose bush, something that will only grow to about 2 to 2-1/2 feet tall and about 2-1/2 to 3 feet wide. Can someone recommend something that would work?

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RE: Rose recommendation?

What about those Flower Carpet roses? They are supposed to be easy care and short. I actually think they are pretty. I don't hate them nearly as much as the Knockouts :)

RE: Rose recommendation?

It's a shame that no one in the garden center would ever tell a customer that KO roses get to big. (They probably don't know.) There's a KO just north of me in Greenspring Gardens that is a full seven feet tall!

My two go-to recommendations for easy care, smaller size, and lots of flowers are Caldwell Pink (aka Pink Pet) and White Pet. The bushes themselves are fairly compact and they bloom a LOT. Just as easy as KO, but better ... IMO.


RE: Rose recommendation?

Thanks for the ideas! I will check them out.

RE: Rose recommendation?

The Fairy series roses are polyanthas that come in different colors. They work well as landscaping plants, need almost no maintenance and will stay as nice 2-3 feet tall and wide shrubs covered in flowers.

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