Floribunda, Hybrid Tea Rose 'Easy Does It'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Easy Does It
Additional cultivar information:(PP22587, aka Easy Does It, HARpageant, Steinfurther Abendsonne, Firestar)
Hybridized by Harkness
Registered or introduced: 2010
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


36-48 in. (90-120 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)

Bloom Color:

Orange pink (op)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone

Can be grown as an annual


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

Williford, Arkansas

San Jose, California

Echo, Louisiana

Gardiner, Maine

Bethpage, New York

Tyrone, Pennsylvania

Cordova, Tennessee

Medina, Tennessee

Dallas, Texas

Sulphur Springs, Texas

Victoria, Texas

Winnsboro, Texas

Charlottesville, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 14, 2016, Pinkblue from Cordova, TN wrote:

Adore this rose! Thrives in my no-spray garden. Blooms all summer unfazed by heat and humidity. Would not be without it.


On Jul 18, 2015, laurel1949 from surrey, bc,
Canada wrote:

I bought 2 Easy Does It Roses from Select Roses in Langley, BC about one month ago. They are amazing beautiful! In the pots the blossoms were lovely and quite large. I put them into the ground a month ago, and my blossoms are smaller but the blooms are gorgeous and prolific. The foliage is totally healthy and black spot free. I will buy more next year. The best rose that I have planted in years. A traffic stopper for sure.


On Jul 9, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This floribunda (not a hybrid tea) was a winner in the 2010 All-American Rose Selections Rose Trials. It performed well across the country without fungicide use.

I've grown this for one season. It got a little black spot, but recovered quickly with a few fungicide sprays. I love the flower color (orange blend, some pink shades appear as it ages).


On Mar 6, 2015, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:



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!


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, qui... read more


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!!!


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.


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.


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.

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


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

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).

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