How Much Sun Do Knockout Roses Need?
Plant knockout roses in a sunny area that receives 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight a day. Partially shaded locations are fine, but may inhibit color and abundance of blooms.
Colors Of Knockout Roses
Although red is the traditional color of the romantic long stem bouquet given on Valentine’s Day, this color is also used in the smaller, sturdier “Knockout” roses used in landscaping and gardening. This color attracts both butterflies and hummingbirds, adding even more color to the garden. The vibrant yellow is also attractive to butterflies and birds and is particularly attractive to bees. Additionally, the bright yellow coloring may attract moths and other night pollinators, since they are attracted to flowers that stand out from surrounding leaves in moonlight. Some ”Knockout” roses feature blooms that are hot pink (almost red), while others are a true pink. The “Blushing Knockout” rose (Rosa x “Radyod”), which grows in USDA zones 5 through 9, features a teacup-shaped bloom that is bright pink set against dark green leaves.
- Plant knockout roses in a sunny area that receives 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight a day.
- Some ”Knockout” roses feature blooms that are hot pink (almost red), while others are a true pink.
Nannette Richford is an avid gardener, teacher and nature enthusiast with more than four years' experience in online writing. Richford holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from the University of Maine Orono and certifications in teaching 7-12 English, K-8 General Elementary and Birth to age 5.