Rosa Oso Easy Italian Ice® (Groundcover Rose)
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Rosa Oso Easy Italian Ice® (Groundcover Rose)

Rose Oso Easy Italian Ice®, Rosa 'CHEWNICEBELL' USPP 26,532, CBR 5131, Oso Easy® Rose, Shrub Roses, Groundcover Roses


Self cleaning and very disease resistant, Rosa Oso Easy Italian Ice® is a compact shrub rose boasting a profusion of semi-double, soft yellow flowers, 24-30 petals, adorned with pink blushed margins. The blossoms stand out against the dark green, glossy foliage. Blooming continuously from summer to frost, the showy flowers entice passing butterflies to use them as perfect landing pads. Easy to grow, low maintenance, cold-hardy, this shrub rose brings cheerful color to the garden or landscape. Perfect for mixed borders and beds, as a flowering groundcover, patio containers where it will command attention, it suits every garden and lifestyle.

  • Recipient of the Royal National Rose Society Show Trial Ground Certificate.
  • Grows in a rounded, bushy and well-behaved shrub, up to 18-30 in. tall and wide (45-75 cm).
  • Best grown in full sun in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. For best flowering apply a balanced fertilizer and mulch in late winter or early spring and a balanced fertilizer again in early summer. Salt tolerant.
  • An excellent choice for beds and borders, city gardens, coastal gardens, cottage gardens, patio containers or as a colorful groundcover.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, rose leafhopper, scale insects, caterpillars, large rose sawfly, rose leaf-rolling sawfly, black spot, rose rust and rose powdery mildew.
  • Pruning is generally not needed, but this shrub may be shaped in spring. It does not need spraying.
  • Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by chip budding in summer.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Roses
Plant Family Rosa - Groundcover Roses, Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 18" – 36" (45cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Photos courtesy Spring Meadow Nursery

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Roses
Plant Family Rosa - Groundcover Roses, Rosa - Shrub Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 3' (30cm – 90cm)
Spacing 18" – 36" (45cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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