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14 Easy-to-Grow Plants to Put in the Ground This Spring

Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Knockout Rose

Deciduous shrub rose with 3-inch cherry red flowers from late April through frost.

Plant in rich, but well-drained soil; prune down to 12-18" in late winter
Plant in full sun
Water regularly until established; fertilize in spring
Extremely disease resistant variety
Height: 3-4 feet; Width: 3-4 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 4-9:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; protect the crown with mulch or snow in harsh winter weather.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall.
Zone 7: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall.
Zone 8: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall.
Zone 9: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; mulch in fall.

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