Sunny Knock Out® Rose

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Brilliant rays of sunshine, the Sunny Knock Out® Shrub Rose (Rosa 'Radsunny') is a brilliant member of the renowned Knock Out® series of disease-resistant Roses. It produces an amazing abundance of luscious, scented, butter-yellow blooms that fade to a creamy white. The flowers are fragrant and smell like Sweet Briar.

The high-performance floral display lasts for months each year. People across the country are searching for these two-toned, fragrant yellow blooms. Fill table centerpieces and vases all season and still have plenty left to enjoy on the plant for your butterflies and bees!

Professional garden designers and savvy gardeners use Sunny Knock Out® as a welcome workhorse in their landscapes! No wonder, as it will continue to produce blooms throughout most of the growing season. Each flower is perfectly contrasted by the healthy, dark green, semi-glossy foliage!

With the famous Knock Out® disease resistance, it's the perfect selection for busy people with little time for gardening. Rest assured, these tough Shrub Roses are disease resistant. They can handle heat and drought once established. It even thrives in humid conditions. No fuss, no muss, but lots of flowers.

Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 10, there is little these resistant and resilient plants can't handle in your yard! Knock Out® Roses have resistance to blackspot, powdery mildew, or leaf rust and also do very well in humid climates!

Planting and Application:

If you want a stunning "pop" of color, Sunny is a fragrant must-have. Rely on them in sunny spots throughout your landscape. Create pretty low hedges, and use them as a focal point in your foundation or mixed border. Knock Out® Rose remains compact, which makes it ideal for a wide variety of landscape uses such as foundation planting or informal low hedges.

The hardiness and low-maintenance nature of these shrubs make them fantastic for use in lower water-use gardens, as Firewise landscaping buffers and watch as that hell strip lights up with color and charm! It will also make your hell strip light up with color and charm. Imagine rows, groupings, or en masse plantings of brilliant yellow blooms for a huge impact!

Have poor soil? No problem. Try a partner pairing of Sunny Knock Out® with McKay's White Potentilla. They'll easily provide "flower power" for you without asking for, really anything but sunshine and water from you.

These plants make excellent additions to foundation plantings. Plant them two feet apart on center to create low hedges that grow together. Or, use multiple rows planted in a staggered zigzagging pattern to fill a wide, open area. You'll appreciate how easy-care your new mass planting spectacle is when you fill large areas in profuse yellow blooms!

This plant goes with just about any other color you care to use with it! Mix and match with other Knock Out® Roses for a rainbow display! Go big and bold by adding a Sunny Knock Out® Rose Tree! You will enjoy an instant style that makes everyone happy and you'll definitely appreciate the performance! Try a chic contrast by pairing these with the beautiful blue blooms of Bluebeard.

You'll love the crisp, pretty and timeless effect. If your taste runs to the casual bohemian, why not layer in rougher-textured Black Eyed Susan? Punctuate with bold Coneflowers in both traditional purple and wild Sombrero Salsa Red! Add Neon Splash Spirea for very long-lasting blooms.

It also makes a vibrant middle border or back border. Rely on their charming color and tidy, mounded form to welcome guests and boost the curb appeal of your property. Enliven your commercial landscape the easy way with a mass planting of Sunny Knock Out® Shrub Roses. You'll draw eyes to your business with a bright boost of color! Decorate your landscape with these easy-care Landscape Roses grown in the ground, or if you prefer, in containers for a dramatic profusion of color.

No room or no yard at all? No problem! Plant them in a pot, and use it to decorate your sun-drenched balcony, porch or patio. You simply can't go wrong with these remarkable shrubs! Larger planters and year-round porch pots will add long-lasting blooms to your patio and even balconies! The butterflies will adore the blossoms and stop by for a visit.

  • Bright Yellow Flowers From Late Spring to Fall
  • Fragrant Variety & Hardy Resistant Nature
  • Single Blooms Feature 5 Petals
  • Great for Butterflies & Cut Flower Gardens
  • Beautiful Dark Green Foliage
  • En Masse, Specimens, Focal Point Plantings & Eye Catching Color

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Knock Out® Roses are best known for their drought tolerance and high resistance to blackspot and downy mildew! Just be sure to plant them in an area with good air circulation. Provide a full sun location and plant in well-drained soil that's organically enriched and mulched well. The more sun, the more flowers! Plant in well-drained soil doesn't stay wet for long after a rain. If you see puddles that remain, you'll want to create a raised planting bed. For truly soggy soil, plant them in containers or create a berm.

Be sure to include a packet of Nature Hills Root Booster when planting. You'll love the boost in performance when you get your Roses off to the best start. Follow the directions on the package. Apply 3 - 4 inches of arborist mulch to cover the root system. Apply a slow-release fertilizer for Roses in early spring and again in mid-summer, following the directions on the label.

Although they are often listed as drought tolerant, Nature Hills recommends that you provide them with a medium amount of water on a regular basis. You'll be so pleased with how quickly they perk right up. For best results, water these regularly, or add a drip irrigation system beneath the mulch to make it easier for you.

Knock Out® Roses self-cleaning, so there is no need to deadhead spent blooms. What could be easier? These plants will stay smaller in the colder USDA Growing Zones, but if you wish to give them a trim, pruning is best done in early spring if needed. Wear gloves to protect your hands. Read all you need about Rose pruning Here, and about winterizing Roses, and un-wintering Roses inspiring in our #ProPlantTips Garden Blog!

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Self-Cleaning Blooms - No Deadheading - Prune in Early Spring
  • Easy to Grow & Delightfully Low-Maintenance
  • Heat Tolerant & Cold Hardy & Disease Resistant

Get started on the landscape of your dreams! Use Sunny Knock Out® Shrub Rose throughout your yard to tie the look together. It's a fabulous choice that performs beautifully. Order your fragrant Sunny Knock Out® Rose from the expert growers at Nature Hills today! Hurry, these plants are wildly popular and we sell out every year!

Knock Out® Rose Bush Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a Double Knock Out® Rose and a Knock Out® Rose?

The main difference between these two varieties of Shrub Rose is that the Double obviously has double the petal count compared to the more 'wild rose' look of the original Knock Out® Roses.

Is it OK to plant Knock Out® Roses?

The Knock Out® Roses are fantastic flowering shrubs that feature ease of care, disease resistance, and fuss-free growth regardless of where you plant them in the country! Nature Hills uses Plant Sentry™ to ensure any plant material entering your area will be free and clear of any disease or pest issues that could potentially become an invasive issue.

What colors do Knock Out® Roses come in?

Knock Out® Roses come in a huge range of color options! From pink both light and dark, to reds, white, yellow and peachy apricots, you'll enjoy a vast array of hues to accent your gardens!

Do Knock Out® Roses come back every year?

Knock Out® Roses are incredible Rose shrubs that come back year after year, only getting bigger and better! Cold and heat tolerant in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 10, these are reliable and adaptable shrubs!

What Shipping Options Do You Offer? works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants, trees and shrubs. Find your Knock Out® Rose bushes for sale here at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Sunny Knock Out® Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-11
Growing Zones 4-11
More Information
Brand Knock Out
Botanical Name Rosa 'Radsunny'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes
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