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.
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).
This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 9
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
My Current Zone
This plant is no longer a part of the Proven Winners line - the information on this page is for reference only.Heat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessarySalt Tolerant
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:42 - 48 InchesSpacing:60 - 72 InchesSpread:42 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:true redFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerBloom Time:Early FallBloom Time:Mid FallBloom Time:Late FallHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses 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
Anne CruessNew HampshireUnited States1 year ago
Didn't make it through a fairly mild southern Ohio winter.CherylOhioUnited States3 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 BellAlabamaUnited States5 years ago
This rose performs beautifully under Florida'a hat and humid conditions. The flower color is outstanding.Beth RobinsonFloridaUnited States5 years ago
L BatkoConnecticutUnited States5 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 5aStudio Winery7 years ago
In my garden since 2008. Last year (2010) give a great performance !Mona LarochelleQuebecCanada8 years ago
Great rose, flowers from first growth until first hard frost.Jay HulbertOregonUnited States8 years ago
Outstangin Flowering Color and an incredibale amount of flowers all summer long. You will not be disappointed with this one.WaynePennsylvaniaUnited States8 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 SouleMichiganUnited States8 years ago