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An inspired garden reminiscent of Rembrandt calls for roses. Creating living art in the landscape grows environmental appreciation, sparks creativity and provides a connection with others. With a palette of plant options in size, color and style the floral choices for planting an artful garden are limitless.

Loma Vista Nursery is growing the following roses for independent garden centers, landscape contractors and wholesale distributors. For details about all our plant offerings, visit the online catalog.

Petite Knock Out® Rose (Rosa hybrida)

Petite Knock Out®

“Paint” a beautiful container or urn with Petite Knock Out®. This exquisite miniature shrub holds its own very well, doing triple duty as a thriller, filler and spiller! Plant more than one mini shrub in a larger container for jaw dropping gorgeousness. At only 18 inches tall and wide, it produces long-lived, fire-engine red buds and blooms that go on and on and on. Flowers are 1½ to 2 inches in diameter and dot dark green foliage from early spring through first frost.

Surprisingly low maintenance, Petite Knock Out® thrives in rich, well-drained soil that is neutral to slightly acidic. Provide water at the root line in moderate amounts, about one inch per week. Prune annually in spring. Cosmetic deadheading during the growing season keeps container show-pieces at their aesthetic best, but is not required for the plant’s health. Place in the sun. Best in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 10. Loma Vista Nursery grows Petite Knock Out® in 2 gallon pots.

Knock Out Rose® (Rosa ‘Knock Out’)

Knock Out Rose®

This full-size version of Petite Knock Out® is a favorite focal point in Midwest gardens! The Knock Out Rose® family was introduced 20 years ago and forever changed the landscape for hardy roses. There are as many reasons why as there are colors in the plant’s palette. Blooms come in a multitude of hues – from white, peach and pink to yellow, orange and deep red.

Average mature height and width is 3 to 4 feet. Easy to grow, the Knock Out Rose® does not require special care other than light pruning to maintain its size or cosmetic deadheading. It is versatile as a stand-alone shrub, as a stunning hedge with masses of sweeping color and as an anchor in a border or cutting garden. The more sun the better – a minimum of six hours of full sun daily helps produce non-stop flowers, which bloom from spring through the first frost. Plant in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 10. We grow the Knock Out Rose® in 1, 2 and 3 gallon containers.

Easy Elegance® ‘Yellow Brick Road’ Rose (Rosa ‘BAload’)

Yellow Brick Road Rose

Follow the road to your nearest independent garden center this spring for this sweet bloomer. Yellow roses provide a blend of joy and happiness to art-inspired gardens. Round and compact at 2 to 3 feet tall and wide, Easy Elegance® ‘Yellow Brick Road’ Rose is a picture of beauty with clusters of old-fashioned lemon-yellow petals. As the fragrant blooms mature, petals fade to resemble a color like rich buttercream.

Yellow Brick Road Rose is resistant to blackspot and mildew and is low maintenance. Its nectar-rich blooms attract butterflies and pollinators. Grow alone as a specimen shrub or in groupings for color effect. Ideal for front-of-the-border, as a foundation shrub, in a cutting garden or along walkways. Water consistently at the root base and apply a slow-release fertilizer according to package directions. Prune for size and aesthetics during the growing season. Plant in full sun, in USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 9. Loma Vista Nursery grows Yellow Brick Road Rose in 2 gallon pots.

Easy Elegance® Coral Cove Rose (Rosa ‘BAlove’)

Coral Cove Rose

Easy Elegance® Coral Cove Rose lives up to its name with blooms in coral pink and yellow that remind us of a summer day in the tropics. Double blooms have dark pink outer petals that transition to orange and then blend with yellow at the center. Flowers nearly engulf the shrub from June through September. Mature height is 3½ feet tall and 4½ feet wide.

A fragrant rose, plant Coral Cove where its scent can be enjoyed. Give it plenty of sunshine in fertile, well-drained soil. Plant in spring or when temperatures are cooler. Water in the morning and more frequently during dry spells. A perfect addition to cutting gardens, this rose is also a beautiful specimen shrub and border plant. Best in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 9. Loma Vista Nursery grows Coral Cove Rose in 2 gallon pots.

Easy Elegance® Kashmir Rose (Rosa ‘BAlmir’)

Kashmir Rose

Passion and elegance embrace in the Easy Elegance® Kashmir Rose. Soft, red velvety petals evoke emotions of love and longing. Lightly scented, this hybrid tea-like rose is a perfect installation to honor a wedding, anniversary or birth of a child. Flowers bloom from late spring through fall. A great choice for cutting gardens, this deciduous shrub rose will be a focal point in any setting. Plant en masse, as a hedge for screening and as a specimen plant in a border or perennial bed. Pollinators are attracted to the nectar of this beautiful rose.

Multi-stemmed, Kashmir Rose has an upright spreading habit and a mature height and width of 4 feet. Its shiny green foliage even has hints of red. This rose has no negative characteristics and requires only occasional maintenance. Under ideal conditions, it can live up to 30 years. Plant in well-drained soil and in full sun. Best in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 9. Loma Vista Nursery grows Kashmir Rose in 2 gallon pots.

Easy Elegance® Paint the Town Rose (Rosa ‘BAltown’)

Paint the Town Rose

Everblooming with double layers of extravagant red petals from May through September: Easy Elegance® Paint the Town Rose brings a light scent and sweet romance to art-inspired landscapes. Paint the Town starts its show in May and repeat-blooms through September. Grown on its own root stock, this compact, upright shrub is long-lived with glossy, dark green foliage that is resistant to disease. Pollinators love it.

Paint the Town Rose matures at about 3 feet tall with a similar spread. Its small size and mound shape make it ideal for containers, cutting gardens and border plantings. It prefers moist, well-drained soil and full sun. Prune in early spring. Deadheading is not necessary. Best in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 9. Loma Vista Nursery grows Paint the Town Rose in 2 gallon pots.

Oso Easy Double Red® Rose (Rosa x)

Oso Easy Rose

Oh so easy to grow and oh so easy to fall in love with – Oso Easy Rose has double-red blooms that rise high above long stems. The eye is drawn directly to the roses on this 4-foot tall and wide deciduous shrub. Long stems make this rose a beautiful cutting flower for the vase. Its mounded shape makes a statement when planted en masse or as a standalone.

Oso Easy Double Red® Rose is salt tolerant and disease resistant. It prefers well-drained soil but does like moist conditions. Mulch around the base to retain moisture. Through the growing season, reblooming means this rose does not require deadheading or much pruning other than for cosmetic purposes. Plant Oso Easy Rose in full sun, in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 9. We grow Oso Easy Double Red® Rose in 1 and 3 gallon containers.

Learn More About Landscape Plants from Loma Vista Nursery

Loma Vista Nursery’s staff members are experts in the field. We love helping people learn and understand more about roses and other healthy plants that perform well in Midwest landscapes. For more information about trees, shrubs and perennial plants that are ideal for Midwest landscapes, visit our plant catalog. To get answers to your plant-related questions, feel free to email us at sales@lomavistanursery.com or call us at (785) 229-7200.

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