Thursday, April 19, 2007

What a Knock Out!

I recently discovered Knockout roses, thanks to the recommendation of a landscaper and my kind next-door neighbor who then tracked some down for us at a nursery in Pensacola.

Introduced in the United Kingdom in 2000, Knockout roses became the 2004 ARS Members' Choice by the American Rose Society. These beautiful floribundas are disease-resistant (including the dreaded blackspot), bloom profusely, tolerate high humidity, and are supposedly salt-tolerant!

My newly-planted Knockouts are already blooming profusely and have caught the attention of hummingbirds. The only problem I've had is getting a good photograph! Their color is so vivid that they almost appear florescent in my shots!

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