Prefers moist, well-drained soils. Heavy pruning is generally not needed, but may be trimmed in late winter/early spring. Deadheading is not needed.
We work with about six different roses breeders, and we put all their roses through the gauntlet to find the very best varieties. In our trials, we spray no fungicides at all, and we overhead irrigate to actually encourage black spot and mildew. We test these roses in the greenhouse and in the garden and after three or four years, most of our test plants end up on the trash heap. Oso Easy® Double Red rose was one of the few varieties that passed the test and it came through with flying colors. Developed by noted rose breeder Alain Meilland of France, this rose is not only highly disease resistant, it is also prized for its perpetual blooming. Visitors to our test garden confirmed our opinions of this rose by picking it as one of their favorites.
Oso Easy roses are the rebels of the rose world: disease-resistant, long-blooming, and very easy to grow. This seedling from Double Knock Out® maintains a nice rounded habit and has excellent disease resistance. It's a great plant for creating no-spray, no-prune mass plantings in residential or commercial landscapes.