Lower South

October, 2003
Regional Report

Web Finds

Help Me Find Roses
The Help Me Find Roses Web site offers an extensive search engine for rose varieties. It includes information on the variety's breeding line, bloom form, fragrance, and hardiness zones. You also can search for sources of a variety, public rose gardens, and rose societies in your area. Wow!

Favorite or New Plant

Blushing Knock Out Rose
One of my favorite new roses is Knock Out (aka 'Radrazz'), a super shrub with cherry red blooms. Now, with the arrival of Blushing Knock Out, we have another tough and carefree rose for the landscape that blooms profusely and thrives in very humid climates where most other roses need spray maintenance. Its light pink color changes nicely into shell pink as the 3- to 3-1/2-inch blooms age, giving a very soft overall color effect at all stages.

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