OSO EASY DOUBLE RED®
DOUBLE THE BEAUTY. NONE OF THE FUSS.
- Multiple award-winning landscape rose
- Glowing red, fully petaled flowers
- Very long blooming from early summer into fall
- Dark green, glossy foliage
- Highly disease resistant
- Thrives in 6-8 hours of sun per day
- 3-4’ tall x 3-4’ spread
- Hardy in USDA Zones 4-9
One look and you’ll surely fall in love! This nearly true-red rose is Oso Easy to grow and oh so stunning, too. Its extremely vibrant, double flowers keep right on coming all summer long without having to remove any of the spent blossoms, filling your garden and vases with passionate color. This durable landscape rose makes a dazzling hedge along a fence line and is gorgeous planted en masse to fill large expanses with all-summer color.
how to grow at OSO EASY DOUBLE RED® rosa
This easy care rose defies conventional expectations of what a rose needs to flourish in your landscape. If your soil is naturally rich, that’s perfect. But this rose will also thrive in average soil, too. If you’re planting it in a container, use a high quality potting soil that allows water to drain easily.
Roses require full sun to grow and bloom, so choose a spot that receives a minimum of six hours of direct sun per day. If it receives full sun all day, that’s even better.
Oso Easy rose will need consistent watering, so choose a spot where the hose or sprinkler can reach. Roses are not drought tolerant plants.
When planting, dig the hole about twice as wide but just as deep as the container it is growing in. If the roots are densely circled around when you take the plant out of the pot, loosen them a bit to help break the “root memory”. This will encourage the roots to grow outward instead of continuing in the circular pattern.
Set the plant in the hole, making sure that the top of the rootball is level with the top of the surrounding soil. Then backfill the hole with the soil you dug out and press it down with your hand firmly to eliminate any big air pockets around the roots. Water it in to help the soil settle. Finally, spread some mulch around the plant, taking care to keep it a couple of inches away from the base. The mulch will help to retain the soil moisture and protect the roots during winter.
Oso Easy Double Red roses benefit from pruning in early spring. Aim to do this when the new growth just begins to emerge on the stem, and make your cuts just above a healthy bud, which will produce the most vigorous growth.
Trim all of the stems back by an even amount to maintain the shrub’s neatly rounded shape. No more than 30% of the length should need to be cut back.
When you prune your roses in spring, feed them with a granular rose food. This will help them start the new season off right with plenty of nutrients to support the new growth.
Oso Easy is a self-cleaning rose, meaning its spent flowers will naturally drop their petals. New flowers will form on the stems whether or not you remove the old blossoms, but you could choose to do so for sake of appearance.
- The full shape, vigorous growth and excellent disease resistance of Oso Easy Double Red rose makes it easy to grow along with other perennials and shrubs in flower borders. If you have a separate spot in your landscape where you tend to group all of your roses, Oso Easy Double Red will be a shining star among them. It can also be incorporated into foundation plantings.
- This rose grows well in containers, too. Choose a large pot that will provide ample space for its roots and make sure there is at least one drainage hole in the bottom. Use a good quality potting soil, water regularly, and feed every 4-6 weeks to encourage all-season bloom.
- Of course, roses are classic cut flowers. Since Oso Easy Double Red rose produces flowers continually all season, there will be plenty to clip and share with friends. Pick them when their buds are plump and just beginning to open to make your bouquet last longer.
“This is the second year I’ve had this plant in my garden. I usually stay away from roses because of all the disease and insect problems but this one is a winner.”
–Andrew Messinger, New York, New York
top 3 reasons to grow
Oso Easy Double Red® Rose
GROW IT FOR ITS GORGEOUS BLOSSOMS
While some landscape roses leave something to be lacking in the flower quality department, Oso Easy Double Red is stunningly full and bright.
GROW IT FOR ITS NON-STOP BLOOM POWER
You’ll be amazed how this rose blooms non-stop from early summer into fall without deadheading. You’ll always have a bouquet to share.
GROW IT FOR ITS NO-NONSENSE PRACTICALITY
How could a rose this beautiful be so easy to grow? Disease resistant Oso Easy roses are as easy to grow as any other shrub in your landscape.
Oso Easy Double Red® Rosa x ‘Meipeporia’ USPP26298