Most likely, if you see a bright cherry red rose planted in mass around town, it will be a Knock-Out. I can't say enough about the performance of this rose. In my yard, it is literally never without blooms. The foliage is extremely healthy as well. The All-American Rose Selection association http://www.rose.org/ noticed the amazing virtues of this rose and awarded it in 2000. The only thing missing from Knock-Out is a scent. I put off getting this rose for that very reason, but after seeing it in people's gardens and coveting the bright bright color of its blooms, I purchased one for my front door border. I haven't regretted it one single bit!