Rosa – Oso Easy® Italian Ice
This variety rebels against the idea that roses are hard to grow! No spraying, no deadheading, just lots of flowers all season long!
Similar to 'Peace' in its coloration, Italian Ice's orange buds open to soft yellow flowers melting into pink blushed margins. The soft flower color is set off nicely by its dark green, glossy foliage. Flowers are semi-doubled, with 24-30 petals per bloom. This self-cleaning rose has excellent disease-resistance, abundant flowers, and a nice habit, making it an excellent plant for home gardens.
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
Prefers moist, well-drained soils. Pruning is generally not needed, but may be shaped in spring. It does not need spraying.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Blooms On New Wood
Flower Form Container, Landscape
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 1.5
Fertilization 150 - 300
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 60 - 65° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Spring to Fall Finish, 1 ppp
Pinching and Growth Regulators
Fragrant Spreader will need additional pruning due to vigorous spreading growth. Paprika and Peachy Cream need less pruning.
Pest and Disease Management
General Pest and Disease practices as listed in the notes. Aphids can be a problem. Spider Mites can be problematic so scout and treat as needed.
Heavier feed will increase bloom. They will bloom through summer and into fall. -Self Cleaning. -leaf spot resistant. The Oso Easy® Italian Ice’s orange buds open to soft yellow flowers melting into pink blushed margins. The soft flower color is set off nicely by its dark green, glossy foliage, a combination with lots of impulse appeal. Flowers are semi-doubled with 24-30 petals per bloom. This self-cleaning rose has excellent disease-resistance, abundant flowers and a nice habit. The Oso Easy® Lemon Zest’s canary yellow flowers do not fade to white and really light up against the glossy green foliage. It is free-flowering, producing lots of buds which open to self-cleaning flowers. Excellent disease-resistance. The Oso Easy® Pink Cupcake is a delicious shade of pink, with a touch of coral. Large flowers pop against the glossy green leaves. The clean, disease-resistant foliage has reddish new growth. Look for up to 20 petals on each flower on this floriferous rose.