Home Run Rose, A True Star in the Landscape
Home Run rose is a super star in the landscape for everyone who loves the look of a beautiful rose, but hates the maintenance many roses require. Much like it’s father (the Knock Out rose), Home Run is a super low water, disease resistant, profuse bloomer that frankly has taken it up a notch on all the reason’s we loved the KO for in the first place. Though, unlike the Knock Out that is a ”rose-red”, Home Run, is bright red and stays that way until the blooms fall off.
Home Run Rose is hardy from zones 4-9, a full sun plant and grows to 4×4 at maturity. While the Home Run is listed as a deciduous plant, but mine here in Austin Texas stays evergreen and is one of the earliest plants to bloom in abundance in the garden in late Winter. This is an excellent specimen plant and makes an outstanding addition to any xeriscape garden. I typically do nothing with mine but show it off and enjoy it, but I have been known to cut it back pretty hard (do the same with my KO’s) to make them less woody and to encourage new green growth, but you could just as easily neglect it completely and still be totally impressed by its awesomeness.
Check out my video to learn even more reasons why the Home Run rose is one of my favorite roses in the landscape.
Now go get your rose garden on!
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