The Complete Guide for Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose (Rosa X ‘Radyod’ Plant Patent #14,700) Care


The Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose, otherwise known as the Rosa X ‘Radyod’ Plant Patent #14,700 or Raspberry ‘Anne’, Yellow Raspberries, is a rather well known shrub plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.

Best known for its average maintenance and moderate growth, this shrub will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.

Fortunately, taking care of your Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose is not too difficult – as long as you follow our guidelines in this Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose Care Guide. Now let’s get started.

In order to take proper care of your Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose you’ll need to keep in mind the following guidelines:

  • Water: The Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose needs soil that is constantly moist through regular watering.
  • Light: Keep your Rosa X ‘Radyod’ Plant Patent #14,700 in an environment where it can receive full sun on a daily basis. 
  • Soil: Make sure to keep the Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of sand and loam.

That’s it – sunlight, water and soil! The basic 3 fundamentals for all plant care, and with the Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose this is no exception. With these three elements, your leafy friend will live healthy and happy.

Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose plants

Scientific / Botanical Aspects

In botanical terms, the Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose belongs to the Rosaceae family, the genus Rubus and the species Idaeus, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Rosa X ‘Radyod’ Plant Patent #14,700 (ROH-zuh).

As with other Rubus’s, the Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose is a deciduous plant, which means it will shed its leaves annually once autumn comes.

Growing Region

You might be wondering why your Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose’s native region is important. Well, if you know where your plant originally came from, you’ll know which environment conditions it prefers, and with it, knowledge on how to replicate it at home.

With this in mind, the Rosa X ‘Radyod’ Plant Patent #14,700 will be most used to regions where the plant hardiness level falls between 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a.

Growth and Size

Growth

In terms of size and growth, the Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.

Size

But, how big does the Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose actually get? What should you expect in terms of size? Let’s dive right in…

The Rosa X ‘Radyod’ Plant Patent #14,700 can grow up to 3′ – 4′ (90cm – 120cm) in 3′ – 4′ (90cm – 120cm) and 3′ – 4′ (90cm – 120cm) in 3′ – 4′ (90cm – 120cm). 

These dimensions make the Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose a relatively medium shrub compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.

This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 30″ – 36″ (75cm – 90cm) free so the Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose can spread to its best extent.

Water

In terms of watering, the Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose is a fairly complicated plant to take care of.

This is mostly because it has a not so straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.

Specifically, most experts agree that the Rosa X ‘Radyod’ Plant Patent #14,700 needs soil that is constantly moist through regular watering.

Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water. 

Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose care

Watering

As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive. 

When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times. 

In our experience, the famous ‘thumb’ or ‘finger’ test is what works best for the Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose since with it, you will be able to give it the right amount of water, every time – regardless of the environment or placement where you do decide to keep it.

Soil Mix

As mentioned earlier, the Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose prefers to have soil with good drainage properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of sand and loam.

This is why most experts agree that the Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose requires soil with clay, high organic matter, loam (silt), and sand, which will give you the right conditions it needs.

In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably neutral to acid soil.

Light and Exposure

In terms of light & exposure, the Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose requires full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions. 

Most experts agree that this shrub will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.

Specifically, we recommend that you place your Rosa X ‘Radyod’ Plant Patent #14,700 in little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day), to full and direct sun (more 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).

Season

Being a deciduous plant, the Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose will shed its leaves annually once autumn comes.

But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the summer (early, late), and during the fall.

Flowers

You can expect your Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose to flower around the spring months from April to June (spring).

In particular, this shrub is well known for its repeat flowering, long bloom season and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.

The Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose produces some beautiful pink, or purple/lavender, pink and white flowers around this time of year.

Foliage

The leaves from the Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose have a beautiful green color during most of the year.

In particular, they have a compound (pinnately, bipinnately, palmately) arrangement with a alternate organization in its leaves.

You can expect the leaves from your Rosa X ‘Radyod’ Plant Patent #14,700 to be around (3-6 inches) in size.

The Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose is well known for being able to attract butterflies and birds, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.

Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose up close

Garden

Now, let’s talk garden and how your Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose will look best in it.

Most Rosa X ‘Radyod’ Plant Patent #14,700 owners agree that this shrub will look great in most cottage and mediterranean gardens of all types. 

In particular, the Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose’s best use for landscaping within your garden is as rock garden, mass planting, hedge, cutting garden, container, border, accent, or a specimen.

Companion Plants

Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Buxus, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.

Others consider that a nice Paeonia will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!

Conclusion

Even though we covered a lot of care information for your Blushing Knock Out® Shrub Rose, remember the basics: sunlight, soil and water, as these should be enough to grow a healthy plant at home.

Sebastian Moncada

I’m also a plant enthusiast and researcher. I’ve been privileged to have lived my whole life around the wilderness of Colombia and I’m happy to share everything I learn along the way. “Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience” – Emerson.

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