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Home Run® Landscape Rose Rosa x

  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
48" 48"
42 - 48"
42 - 48"
  • Details


    This plant is no longer a part of the Proven Winners line - the information on this page is for reference only.

    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Salt Tolerant


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    42 - 48 Inches
    60 - 72 Inches
    42 - 48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    true red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Maintenance Category: 
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Border Plant
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Mass plantings, mixed borders. A very low-maintenance yet colorful plant for sunny areas.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Little care is needed. Trim to shape in spring, and apply a controlled release fertilizer. This rose does not need deadheading or winter protection. Prefers moist, well-drained soil.

    Home Run is absolutely, positively the best true-red rose with continuous blooms and top level disease resistance to both black spot and powdery mildew.

    It has a high level of tolerance to downy mildew as well. Plus it's heat tolerant, cold hardy and requires no deadheading.

    It prefers full sun, and will grow to 3 1/2--4 feet in height and width in your landscape. It is hardy in zones 4-9 and will bring wonderful color to your garden for years. You still have time to plant it this autumn, trim to shape comes spring, then simply sit back and enjoy. No more spraying, we promise!

    Like its father (Knock Out), Home Run has excellent resistance to black spot. Unlike Knock Out, Home Run is also completely resistant to powdery mildew and has a higher level of tolerance to downy mildew as well.

    Home Run® Rosa x 'WEKcisbako' USPP 18,552
  • 12 Reviews

    • I planted two "home Run" roses in the early fall--one completely died and the other died back, possibly to the graft. I did not protect them over the winter hoping they would not need coddling. Although disappointed I will try again if I can find it.

      Anne Cruess
      , New Hampshire
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Didn't make it through a fairly mild southern Ohio winter.

      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
    • I like this rose much better than Knockout Red. It is a true red rather than pinkish. It has a wonderful scent. I have only lost one bush out of 20 planted 10 years ago. All the plants survived our record cold winter and now our above average rainfall this summer. If I had any more places to plant them, I would buy more.

      Carrie Bell
      , Alabama
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • This rose performs beautifully under Florida'a hat and humid conditions. The flower color is outstanding.

      Beth Robinson
      , Florida
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • L Batko
      , Connecticut
      , United States
      , 6 years ago
    • We have these roses in the front of our winery. They look fantastic, blooming all summer long with no attention other than a light shaping in spring. I have killed many a rose in my life, these are by far the most fuss free rose I have ever grown. I recommend them to all my rose killing friends! ~Kathy Jackson, Studio Winery, zone 5a

      Studio Winery
      , 8 years ago
    • In my garden since 2008. Last year (2010) give a great performance !

      Mona Larochelle
      , Quebec
      , Canada
      , 9 years ago
    • Great rose, flowers from first growth until first hard frost.

      Jay Hulbert
      , Oregon
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Outstangin Flowering Color and an incredibale amount of flowers all summer long. You will not be disappointed with this one.

      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • This rose is indeed very red, and quite pretty. The blooms were a little sparse for me. I plan on moving my three bushes to a sunnier spot next year to see if it blooms better. Proven Winer says it blooms on new wood, but that is wrong.

      Missy Soule
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
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