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Oso Easy Italian Ice Rose Bushes
Rosa ‘ChewNiceBell’ PP 26,532
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|3 Gallon Pot||$65.95||
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Oso Easy Italian Ice Rose Bushes for Sale Online
Similar to the world-renowned 'Peace' rose in its coloration, Oso easy Italian Ice Rose has orange buds open to soft yellow flowers melting into pink blushed margins. The beautiful flowers are semi-double, with 24-30 petals per bloom. This self-cleaning rose (No Deadheading) has excellent disease-resistance.
About Your Oso Easy Italian Ice Rose Bushes
|Mature Height:||1.5 to 2.5 feet|
|Mature Width:||1.5 to 2.5 feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved deciduous shrub rose|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun for best blooms|
|Flower Color:||Soft yellow melts into pink margins with a hint of orange|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in late winter|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, mass planting, or on a hillside|
How to Care for Oso Easy Italian Ice Rose Bushes
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Oso Easy Italian Ice Rose plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Oso Easy Italian Ice Rose to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.
History and introduction of Oso easy Roses:
Proven Winners works with about six different roses breeders, and they put all their roses through the gauntlet to find the very best varieties. In their trials, they spray no fungicides at all, and they overhead irrigate to actually encourage black spot and mildew. They test these roses in the greenhouse and in the garden and after three or four years, most of their test plants end up on the trash heap. Oso Easy® Double Red rose was one of the few varieties that passed their tests 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.
History of the Meilland Family of Rose breeders:
The founder of Meilland International SA, Antoine Meilland, survived service in World War I, and saw his first post-war rose crop wiped out by a beetle infestation. He recovered and eventually made his nursery the dominant force in the French rose growing business. In 1932, he signed a contract with the Conard-Pyle Co. (Star Roses) nursery in West Grove, Pennsylvania to market Meilland-bred roses in America. The relationship continues to this day. Antoine's son, Francis Meilland (1912-1958), was another visionary who established a reputation for his breeding and built the business into a worldwide operation with a network of agents who simultaneously introduced his varieties. For what he called a "Universal Rose Selection", he prepared colored catalogs designed so that each agent could insert their own text. Having arranged the smuggling of a seedling out of France just prior to the German occupation in World War II, in 1945 Francis Meilland introduced one of the most famous of all roses, Peace from the book For Love of a Rose by Antonia Ridge. Currently, the business is headed by Alain Meilland, and today it has nursery production covering 600 hectares or 1500 acres in France, Morocco, Spain, the Netherlands, and in the U.S. State of California selling more than 12 million rosebushes annually. Alain Meilland wrote about his family in a 1969 book published in Paris by Editions Solar as La Vie en Roses and re-released in English in 1984 as Meilland: A Life in Roses. More recently, their history was recounted in a 1998 book titled La grande famille des roses by Anne-Sophie Rondeau. Meilland holds more than 1,000 patents worldwide and owns 600 trademarks. They have a tradition of naming some of their roses in honor of a notable person or celebrity, both historical and present day. In 2012, Meilland unveiled at the ninth Garden Show & Spring Festival in Lebanon, the Beirut Rose, also known by its French name Rose de Beyrouth.