I don't really need long stemmed roses when I can get so many bouquets of bright red roses to perk up the dining room table or the summer kitchen.
I have two Knock-Out roses, one red and the other orange. For most of he day, they are exposed to full sunshine. In other words, they do tolerate heat well and they are draught resistant, too.
The only problem I have had with the Knock-Out roses is the black leaf disease but I quickly remove the leaves and discard them so as to not spread this disease. It seems to work rather well. On occasion, I have sprayed the roses with a fungicide.
Early this spring, I cut back the roses rather heavily but they came back green and beautiful--just in time for the Easter holiday.
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