K&K Gardens offers many different rose varieties. We especially enjoy offering Knockout, Drift, and Easy Elegance Roses. Rose trees, and old fashioned roses are available too. We are more than happy to order in any heirloom rose varieties you may be interested in too.
Easy Elegance Roses
The Easy Elegance® Collection delivers everything we love about roses — the color and beauty — without the fussy maintenance roses used to require. This award-winning collection is specifically bred to be top-performing yet effortless, so anyone can plant and enjoy them. With a 2-year homeowner guarantee, you can be sure Easy Elegance® stands confidently behind this collection.
- All the Rage
- Champagne Wishes
- Como Park
- High Voltage
- Little Mischief
- Macy's Pride
- Music Box
- Mystic Fairy
- Paint the Town
- Sunrise Sunset
- Super Hero
Easy Elegance's internationally recognized rose hybridizer, Ping Lim, is at the heart of the collection's success. He personally oversees close to 25,000 crosses made annually.
The Easy Elegance® roses was born out of a desire to change perceptions about roses. They are no longer difficult plants that require chemicals to keep them healthy. Now they are hardy, own-root, disease-resistant shrubs that bloom all season long.
In 2002, Ping Lim was awarded his first All-America Rose Selections Award for his hybrid tea, Love & Peace®.
- One of Ping's roses was chosen by Macy's department store to celebrate their 100-year anniversary. The rose was named Macy's Pride™ and won the prestigious New England Rose Society Award.
- The AARS honored Ping for the second time by choosing Rosa DayDream (PPAF) as one of their 2005 winners.
- In 2006, Portland awarded Easy Elegance and Ping "Best Rose" for Love and Peace.
- This year, Ping's Sunrise Sunset was chosen as Portland's Best Shrub Rose at the annual rose festival.
The success of these and other Easy Elegance award winners is due to attributes found in all Easy Elegance roses. Performance beyond belief. Vibrant color and prolific re-blooming. Winter hardiness. Resistance against diseases that affect other roses, such as black spot and mildew. All with virtually no maintenance.
From the introducers of The Knock Out® Family of Roses, comes the next big thing for small gardens. Like The Knock Out® Family of Roses, Drift® Roses are repeat-bloomers that are tough, disease resistant, winter hardy and virtually maintenance-free.
Drift® Roses are a cross between full-size groundcover roses and miniature roses. From the former they kept toughness, disease resistance and winter hardiness. From the miniatures, they inherited their well-managed size and repeat-blooming nature.
Continuously blooming from spring to frost (bloom cycle about every 5-6 weeks), they are naturally dwarf, with very attractive foliage.
The series is composed of 7 varieties:
- Red Drift®
- Apricot Drift®
- Coral Drift®
- Peach Drift®
- Pink Drift®
- Sweet Drift®
- Icy Drift®
Drift® Roses range in size from 60-90 cm. wide. The low, manageable habit of Drift® Roses makes them perfect for small gardens, hillsides, perennial beds and even awkward areas. They brighten up borders and fill in empty spaces around your favorite established plants.
- Above and Beyond
- John Cabor
- Double Red
- Double Pink
- Ramblin' Red
- William Baffin
The Knock Out® Family of Roses
- The Knock Out® Rose
- The Double Knock Out® Rose
- The Pink Knock Out® Rose
- The Pink Double Knock Out® Rose
- The Rainbow Knock Out® Rose
- The Blushing Knock Out® Rose
- The Sunny Knock Out® Rose
Rose Breeder, Bill Radler, has revolutionized the way we think of roses. With the creation of The Knock Out® Rose, many say that he single-handedly brought rose genetics from the 20th Century into the 21st Century.
The Knock Out® Rose, Radler's first commercial success and a 2000 AARS winner, has broken all records for sales of a new rose. Today The Knock Out® Rose is the most widely sold rose in North America.
The Knock Out® Family of Roses are easy to grow and do not require special care. They are the most disease resistant rose on the market. They have stunning flower power with a generous bloom cycle (about every 5-6 weeks) that will continue until the first hard frost. All of the Knock Out® Roses are self-cleaning so there is no need to deadhead.
The Knock Out® Family of Roses are winter hardy to USDA Zone 4 and heat tolerant throughout the entire U.S. They thrive in almost every area of the country. In the coldest regions, they will need winter protection.
If unpruned, The Knock Out® Family of Roses can easily grow to be more than 3-4' wide x 3-4' tall. Periodic trims will keep them maintained at a smaller size. A once a year cut (to about 12-18" above the ground) in early spring (after the last hard frost) is recommended for maximum performance.
The Knock Out® Family of Roses can fit into any landscape. Plant them individually among shrubs, annuals and perennials in mixed beds and borders. Plant them in large groups to create a colorful hedge. Plant them along a foundation to provide a bright border.