Knockout Rose Bushes

‘Knockout’ Rose Alternatives

johnathan.a.hampton added on August 1, 2016 | Answered

I wanted to know if there are any good alternatives for 'Knockout' Roses. I have one in a tight corner of my home that has been infected with RRD. My mother wants to get rid of as many roots as possible and plant a new rose in the same spot. Is this safe to do? In terms of alternatives, I need something that is a tame grower (no more than 8ft in height and width) that is also tough and has a decent bloom period. I live in zone 7b. I hope you can help! Thank you for you time! From, Johnathan Hampton

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Answered on August 2, 2016

Hi Johnathan little is known about rose replant disease. You can replant roses sucessfully using Mycorrhizal fungi you can read more here
Roses are such a personal choice. Zone 7b is not much of a problem especially shelter by the house.

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