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Rosa 'Easy Does It'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Easy Does It
Additional cultivar information: (aka Harpageant)
Hybridized by Harkness; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2008

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Class:
Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:
Orange pink (op)

Bloom Shape:
Double

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Habit:
Bush

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Other Details:
Susceptible to black spot
Prone to weak stems

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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5 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive vasue On Apr 28, 2013, vasue from Charlottesville, VA wrote:

Healthy & prolific with organic no-spray laziness in humid central VA. Chameleon saturated pastel shades unique to each blossom, 2 dozen in bloom with more buds coming along to replace them, truly continuous bloom from May through late fall, rounded bushy form clothed to the ground, fruity complex fragrance moderate to strong, no dieback - very impressive. Bought on sale & planted in November, this will be its 3rd spring front & center in a cottage garden where it coheres the colors & forms of a hodgepodge mix of tall foxgloves, phlox, lighter pastel roses, various silver foliage neighbors, cleome, dianthus, vines. Now 3x3' with literally no pruning needed or given, this is one delightful rose that has lived up to its name!

Positive echinaceamaniac On Apr 5, 2011, echinaceamaniac from (Clint) Medina, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is the best rose I've ever grown. It had no blackspot or any disease at all. The blooms are nonstop from Spring to frost. I spray all of my roses from time to time, but this one is definitely as disease resistant as the Knockout Roses. It's beautiful too! The petals are ruffled and change colors. At times they are orange and sometimes they are coral and pink. I received so many compliments on them. It looks really good with Russian Sage and Nepeta "Walker's Low." The colors really pop together. The leaves seem to appear earlier than my other roses. It's just a winner all around. I can clearly see why it was the only All America Rose Selection for 2010. I grew both a bare root plant and one that was potted. The bare root plant is now as large as the potted plant. It's such a tough, quick growing plant!

Positive roseaholic On Oct 26, 2010, roseaholic from Williford, AR wrote:

I absolutely ADORE this rose!!! Large blooms, blooms repeatedly, & smells absolutely OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! I have 2 of these bushes, & wish I had 10!!!
Can't say enough good about this rose! One of my all-time faves!!!

Positive PenelopeEC On Oct 21, 2010, PenelopeEC from Dallas, TX wrote:

A real bloom machine for a larger rose. Light fruity fragrance. Bees seem to love this one. I have two and both have been very disease resistant. I haven't had the issue with the nodding blooms and skinny stems like the other member from Texas, mine sit pretty erect (see pics). A pretty loud color combo in my opinion but perfect for a more upbeat garden...very orange and very pink. The color gets lighter as the bloom ages though. It would make a nice specimen plant due to bloom production, vigor, and "look-at-me!" color.

Neutral dontruman On Aug 1, 2010, dontruman from Victoria, TX wrote:

Quick to set roots and a heavy bloomer in full sun (zone 9a). I have two plants purchased from different suppliers; one in full sun (purchased potted) and the other (bareroot) with morning sun only. Both plants have thin stems that can at times allow the blossoms to hang down. The flowers are very attractive, long lived on the bush and change color with time. The plant in full sun was almost completely covered with blossoms through July before leaf drop caused by the August heat and black spot almost completely defoliated it (it mostly recovered by late October). The plant in partial shade didn't suffer from heat loss or disease but didn't produce many blossoms. A lovely variety as long as you take its weaknesses into account.

Positive BajaBlue On Mar 24, 2010, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Orange-pink. Flowers mango orange suffusing to pink. Average diameter 4". Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small
clusters, scalloped bloom form. Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.

Parentage:
Seed: Queen Charlotte Della Balfour
Pollen: Baby Love (miniature, Scrivens 1992)

Moderate, fruity fragrance.
Habit: Medium, bushy, rounded, upright.
Medium, glossy, light green foliage.
Height of 35" to 47" (90 to 120 cm).
Growing: Used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden. Vigorous.
Disease susceptibility: disease resistant

Neutral Calif_Sue On May 5, 2009, Calif_Sue from Northern California
United States (Zone 9a) wrote:

Orange-pink.
None to mild fragrance.
Average diameter 4". Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, scalloped bloom form.
Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.

Medium, bushy, upright. Medium, glossy, light green foliage.
Height of 35" to 47" (90 to 120 cm).

Parentage:
Seed: Queen Charlotte Della Balfour
Pollen: Baby Love (miniature, Scrivens, 1992)

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Williford, Arkansas
San Jose, California
Echo, Louisiana
Gardiner, Maine
Tyrone, Pennsylvania
Medina, Tennessee
Dallas, Texas
Sulphur Springs, Texas
Victoria, Texas
Charlottesville, Virginia



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