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PlantFiles: Floribunda Rose
Rosa 'Easy Going'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Easy Going
Additional cultivar information: (aka Easy Going, HARflow, Don Quichotte, Zonta Rose 98)
Hybridized by Harkness; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1996

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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Bloom Color:
Yellow blend (yb)
Apricot and apricot blend (ab)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Can be trained as a standard or tree form

Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot

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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2 positives
2 neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral tuggyowen On May 26, 2012, tuggyowen from Chico, CA wrote:

I would agree this rose does not compare to Livin' Easy-not a bad rose but not nearly as quick to repeat or particularly well formed blossoms. The blooms are really rather boring and one dimensional. I've grown it for about four years. This year I'll take it out because there are so many more interesting roses.

Negative tgwWhale On Dec 13, 2010, tgwWhale from Casco, WI wrote:

I bought this rose because it was supposed to be a sport of Living Easy, which was said to be quite easy to grow and quite hardy. As I have trouble growing yellow roses, I thought this one might be good.

It croaked over the first winter, even though it was boxed up and buried in ground.

Maybe it would grow better in a warmer climate, but for me it failed in eastern Wisconsin (Zone 5).

Positive kdaustin On Sep 25, 2008, kdaustin from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Mmm...Could be better.
Could be a lot worse though.
Wouldn't plant another, but it is a lovely, and rather unusual, shade of yellowy peachy I don't know what you'd call the color exactly. Very pretty when blooming, nice fragrance, though not spectacular.
Very long bloom time if you deadhead/trim it.
Great cut rose.
I was hoping it would be as wonderful as my Living Easys
More mildew, blackspot, and a unnatractive shape.
On the other hand, its still a better performer than a lot of roses, and maybe I'm being too picky.

Positive htop On Sep 19, 2003, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

San Antonio, TX
This rose brings back fond memories of my late father. He had several in his yard which performed consistently. The deep green foliage contrasts with the orange-red blooms making them standout. It blooms profusely and appeared to be more trouble-free than the other roses. It is an excellent choice for any garden.

Neutral JSS On Aug 12, 2001, JSS from Cordova, MD wrote:

Medium to large double blooms, 25-30 petals. Moderately fruity fragrance; sport of Livin Easy Rose. Consistent in every climate, large bright green foliage. Highly resistant to black spot, thorny stems.


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

Calistoga, California
Chico, California
Fairfield, California
Occidental, California
San Clemente, California
San Leandro, California
Edgerton, Kansas
Denham Springs, Louisiana
West Monroe, Louisiana
Alfred, Maine
Conneaut, Ohio
Washington, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina
Rowlett, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

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