|Oso Easy Lemon Zest Rose|
in our back yard
We do not baby our plants because we have full lives and almost 3-acres to take care of. About half of the plants we put into the ground do not survive. So! Plants that thrive deserve a mention.
These two Oso Easy Lemon Zest rose shrubs went in two summers ago during the height of the rose rosette plague. We forget to water them. They have never been treated with insect or fungal spray in those two years. I have never had to clip blight from them. This spring I gave them a drenching with seaweed/fish emulsion.
That's it for their care other than one pruning to clean them up in the spring. These are from the fine growers, Spring Meadow Nursery in Fergus Falls, MN.
We only have the Lemon Zest ones but there are a dozen colors to choose among. Just click over to this Proven Winners Link to see the rest.
We're in zone 7 and they have bloomed for several months already without being deadheaded. They are hardy in zones 5 through 9. Full sun is recommended but ours are in part shade - this is the south after all.
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Here's the press release about the award these beauties just won -
Oso Easy Lemon Zest Rose
“We are thrilled to receive this award from ARS for Oso Easy Lemon Zest, as its one of our favorite roses and a top seller”, Tim Wood, Product Development, Spring Meadow Nursery. "A healthy-growing, self-cleaning rose that does not fade to white has been on a lot of people’s wish list, and this award confirms that this is a very special rose.”
The Oso Easy Lemon Zest rose was developed by Chris Warner, the highly acclaimed rose breeder from Shropshire, England. After years of trials and evaluation by Proven Winners, Oso Easy Lemon Zest rose lived up to the highest standards. Unlike most yellow varieties, Oso Easy Lemon Zest rose exhibits a very high level of disease resistance and its sunny, canary yellow flowers do not fade to white. Like all Oso Easy® roses, it is hardy and free-flowering, self-cleaning with attractive, glossy green foliage.