We've lived here 11 years. In that time, I haven't found ANYTHING that will grow right in front of my house except for the occasional weed. Except for these "knockout roses." They're quite expensive even for a tiny pot, and this plant is over two years old. But they do very nicely and add some interest to my front door. I wish I had a lot more of them, or that they could grow much more quickly than my weeds.