Rose Oso Easy Italian Ice® Description
Oso Easy® Roses - easy care rose for today's gardening. Smaller habit-but big impact with continual blooms!
Today's new modern rose must be easy, and Oso Easy® Roses are just that!
Italian Ice makes a pleasing mound growing 24-30" high and wide. Glossy green foliage stays attractive all season long. In early summer, orange buds open to a soft yellow rose flower with pink edging. Blooms are buttercup in shape and around 2" wide. Hardy and free flowering, reblooming well into fall with no need to deadhead. This pastel color scheme creates a soft and subtle effects in the garden design while being tough and hardy in the landscape.This rose is not finicky! They are just as easy to maintain as the KnockOut Roses. Most roses on the market require a lot of regular fertilizing and spraying, but not the Oso Easy® series. Dependably hardy in Zone 5-9.
Oso Easy® Italian Ice was developed and selected by Chris Warner, a highly acclaimed rose breeder from England. Like most breeds, thousands of rose plants were evaluated under the harshest of conditions until finally one was selected that lived up to the harshest standards for ultimate inclusion in the Proven Winners-Color Choice Lineup. With its disease resistance, ease of culture, and blooms that are self cleaning and fade proof, this long blooming rose should be on the top of your must-have shrub list.
How to grow
- Delights in average moisture retentive, but well drained soil. Best to shelter against strong winds.
- Thrives in full sun to part shade. They will flower more and better with a minimum of 4 hours of sun a day. Shade reduces the number of blooms.
- Overall, roses need good air circulation and best not to plant too tight to allow air movement between plants.
- Roses love moisture. Water in the morning if possible. Add mulch to retain moisture, but don't place too close to the crown of the plant.
- Roses are heavy feeders. Add fertilizer such as Osmocote in spring. Repeat application about a month after the first bloom flush.
- Self cleaning. Blooms are self cleaning and do not need deadheading.
- Pruning is generally not needed except to shape plant in spring.
Ways to use Oso Easy® roses
Roses can be used in many ways, including mixed perennial beds. Given it's more rounded form, they contrast well with upright forms, such as Shasta daisies, perovskia, or coneflowers. Consider combining with silver foliage plants such as artemisia Powis Castle or silver mound or combine with a blue foliage narrow leaf festuca groundcover.
Consider planting in drifts of 5, 7 or more or use as a low growing hedge. Consider planting near the base of a climbing rose or another climbing vine, such as clematis Combine with other shrubs such as blue flowering caryopteris or a Knock Out rose. Add a vertical lift with calamagrostis Karl Foerster.
Invaluable for color and nice fragrance in the patio garden. Select a big enough container and locate in a spot that receives sun for at least a half a day. No need to confine this to a patio area. Containers can be brought into paved areas, around a pool or walkway. Containers dry out quicker than plants in the ground - so make sure they get plenty of water.
Special features: Blooms first year, Cold hardy, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Everblooming, Fast growing, Fragrance, Heat tolerant, Attracts hummingbirds, Long blooming, Multi-seasonal interest, Reblooming, Pest resistant, Rabbit resistant, Salt tolerant, Season extender
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24-30" x 24-30"
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Yellow and Pink
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Accent border, Container or cottage gardening, Ground cover, Hedge, Massing
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Soil: Prefers medium moisture, slightly acidic, well-drained garden loam. Roses benefit from the addition of compost, aged manure, or leafmold to the planting soil.
Light: At least 5 - 6 hours of direct sun per day is preferred.
Water: One inch of water per week throughout their first growing season. A generous layer of organic mulch (compost or composted manure) helps keep the soil evenly moist. If weather is dry in the fall, be sure to water roses well. Never allow the foliage to remain wet into the evening; water early in the day.
Spacing: 18 - 36 Inches
Fertilizing: To keep the flowers coming, feed your roses with a fertilizer blended especially for roses. This should be done after each bloom cycle.
Winterizing: If you live near a rose's cold limit, and you garden on an exposed site or in an area where rapid temperature fluctuations are common, you should mound two shovelfuls of composted manure, garden soil, compost, or shredded leaves over the base of the plant in late fall after the ground freezes. Covering these mounds and the lower parts of the bushes with evergreen boughs will add protection. Pull the mounding material away from the stem as new growth emerges in spring. Prune branches injured over winter when new buds emerge in spring.
Maintenance & pruning: Cleaning up old foliage is important for disease control. Prune to remove deadwood, to control or direct growth, and to promote flowering. Wait until growth breaks from the canes in early spring before pruning. Deadwood can be removed at any time. There is no need to remove faded flowers because these roses are self cleaning.
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