OSO EASY DOUBLE RED® Rose

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun Height: 3-4' Width/Spread: 3-4'

A seedling of Double Knock Out® rose, this cold-hardy variety has excellent disease resistance. It is a floriferous, easy to grow rose that maintains a nice rounded habit. It produces abundant bright red, doubled blooms with orange undertones.


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Light: Thrives in full sun. When planted in an area that gets less than six hours of direct sun each day, it will not flower as prolifically.

Soil: Prefers moist soil that drains easily. Any period of extended sogginess will not be tolerated. In terms of pH, it prefers either neutral or acidic soils over basic soils.

Water: Average water needs. Be sure to water from below when possible.

Fertilizing: Apply a granular rose fertilizer in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable and again in late spring to give the plant a boost for rebloom.

Pruning: Pruning is recommended in early spring. Remove weak branches in the middle and about 1/3 of the height and width. Make cuts just about 1/4 of an inch above a bud. Dead or damaged wood can be removed at any time, just cut back to a set of leaves.

Other: It can be used as a cut flower! For its longest vase life, cut vertically up the stem about 2?. This will help it absorb more water.

Botanical Name

Rosa 'Meipeporia' PP#26,298

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

Red

Foliage Color

Green

Height

3-4'

Width/Spread

3-4'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Moist

Season of Interest

Fall, Summer

Uses

Borders, Containers, Low Hedges, Mass Planting

Features

Attracts pollinators, Disease resistant, Long blooming

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