Southeast Gardening forum: This Flamingo doesn't have a leg to stand on...

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 30, 2016 10:57 AM CST
This is one of the seven roses I purchased back in Feb. from Lowe's. It was labeled as Flamingo, now it is blooming and it looks a lot like a Knock Out rose to me.
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Mar 31, 2016 3:24 PM CST
That doesn't look like this!

Rose (Rosa 'Flamingo')

I read a gardening book from the 1940s, and they were already groaning about the perfidy of nurserymen back then!

In fact, it doesn't even look like the new "more-double" red Knockout (RADtko). It looks like the old single blooms (RADrazz).

I guess if they are going to switch labels, they might as well switch in the cheapest thing they can multiply.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 31, 2016 4:22 PM CST
I already have two of the Cherry Red Double Knock Outs, which I like very much, but the singles have never appealed to me.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Mar 31, 2016 4:37 PM CST
I agree! The single blooms don;t look like "roses" to me. Maybe "wild roses" or "beach roses".

But I have single KO rose (RADraz) that I made a DEEP bed of good soil for ... why, I don't recall. But now it grows 5 feet every year and would probably be HUGE if I didn't prune it down most years.

As long as I think of it as a "hedge" and not a "rose bush", I like it.


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vic
Mar 31, 2016 6:20 PM CST
Beautiful roses Rick Thumbs up
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Mar 31, 2016 7:02 PM CST
Thanks!
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Mar 31, 2016 9:11 PM CST

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Could it be the rootstock blooming? Shrug!
It's so annoying to a get a mislabeled plant. If you still have the receipt, Lowe's guarantees their plants for a year. Usually that means that it's died, but I would think that it being mislabeled would deserve a refund, too.

Rick, very pretty "hedge" you've got there! Smiling
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 1, 2016 7:10 AM CST
I don't know of any roses that use Knock Outs a rooting stock for other roses. I'll have to check on the receipt and the warranty at Lowe's . I have seen them replace plants that died due to no fault of the plants but of the purchaser, so they might.

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