The Growing Place
Oso Easy® Italian Ice® Rose
Oso Easy® Italian Ice® Rose flowers
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Height: 30 inches
Spread: 30 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Group/Class: Shrub Rose
Brand: Proven Winners
An amazing rose, blooming all season with abundant soft yellow flowers with bright pink edges; a low mounding habit makes it perfect for the garden, along walks, or as an informal hedge; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil
Oso Easy® Italian Ice® Rose features showy lightly-scented yellow flowers with pink edges at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid fall, which emerge from distinctive orange flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The glossy oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall.
Oso Easy® Italian Ice® Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Oso Easy® Italian Ice® Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Oso Easy® Italian Ice® Rose will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.