Hello, the Rose would prefer to be planted in the ground but will also grow in a pot. It should be planted into a pot with holes in the bottom for drainage and should be watered each time the soil becomes dry (test with your finger about 4" down into the soil). They should be fertilized at least once a year with Rose fertilizer. It is best to follow the instructions on the fertilizer bag itself.
Hello. Red Rosette Virus is spread by eriophyid mites, most likely from nearby wild multiflora rose plants. Adult females overwinter in the cracks and crevices of the branches and twigs, making their home on the leaves in summer. The soil does not transmit disease. In the nursery, regular miticide applications are applied.
The plant grows to approximately 4 feet at maturity.
You can place these plants six feet apart.
The knockout is a small shrub.
Thank you for your inquiry. The Double Red Knockout Rose has a slight spicy fragrant. For another option, 'Mr. Lincoln is a hybrid red rose with a strong scent.
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, a Knockout Rose can be grown in a large pot. Be sure there are drainage holes for water to leak out, as the plant does not appreciate sitting in wet soils. It will probably be necessary to water more frequently because pots quickly dry out from the wind and sun. Knockout Roses are very hardy, but when the temperatures are below freezing, it is a good practice to bring the pot indoors to an enclosed, unheated space.