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Old 07-10-2014, 07:04 PM
 
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I have two beautiful knock out rose bushes that I want to transplant. The only problem I have is I want to dig them up, hold them, then replant them after the small addition to the house is done. Can I hold the bushes in a burlap bag a in small pool of water? What are your recommendations?
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:43 PM
 
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I've had a few Rose of Sharon at both my houses. They can look beautiful, but unless you have a sterile cultivar, they'll make a TON of weed seedlings. I pulled somge out because of this. I hate river rock, but the two I have left here are in river rock, and I put some extra last year which kept it down pretty well. Or if it was out in the lawn where the seedlings would get mowed down, that would be OK.
Edited to add: You said you wanted some screening from the neighbor. A Rose of Sharon forest would probably do the trick!
I trimmed my Rose of Sharon to like trees and they are doing great. Have about 6 in a row. They are about 10 years old, a good 12' high and get beautiful flowers from late June through to early fall. I don't do anything to them but trim new leaves on the lower trunk. I have found a few new ones growing over time but just dig them out.
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:17 AM
 
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Someone brought up this old thread and when I read it, my thought was: gee, I wish I could find knockout roses for $5.

And what do you know? I walked into Walmart yesterday and they had their dead and dying, post bloom plants on sale. They looked like after the blooms were gone, they stopped caring for them. On the pallet of pathetic dried out roses, I found a knockout rose that didn't look too bad. It had a load of dried out, ugly flower heads and it looked really thirsty.

So. $5 for a red double knockout, one gallon. I hope it didn't get so dried out that it has permanent damage.

I will prune it back and trim the rootball, which has a high chance of being rootbound, and I'll cross my fingers. I'm not seeing any signs of disease, just lack of care and water.

I do notice, though, that the price of knockouts has plummeted since this thread was first posted. Knockouts used to be quite expensive. Now they seem to be priced like the lower end of patent roses.
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:09 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Amazing what a good drink of water will do for a plant. My new rose perked right up.
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