I bought 4 of these plants in the fall of 2019 to make a nice hedge...planted them in a full sun location and well amended soil. They made it through that winter (I'm in zone 5) but they struggled all year!! They didn't put on any growth, the leaves looked like they were brown and eaten and diseased. They did get some flowers but didn't do as well as I expected. 3/4 plants made it through the following winter and looked like they were struggling stull. So I took them out and planted 2 in separate flower beds and one in a pot to see where they might do well. Unfortunately they are still struggling...and not blooming very many flowers. I did fertilize them when planting and at the beginning of the season. I don't understand what is going on with them because I also purchased an Oso Easy Italian Ice and it is doing wonderful! Looks healthy and blooming so well. I'm not sure if there is anything you can suggest? I'm so disappointed in this rose...Unfortunately if it doesn't perk up by the end of this season I will be pulling it out.
Oso Easy Lemon Zest® Rose Rosa x
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
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We evaluated yellow roses for years, looking for one that lived up to our demands for brilliant color and excellent disease-resistance. This is it! Sunny, canary yellow flowers do not fade to white, and really light up against the glossy green foliage. It is free-flowering, producing lots of buds which open to self-cleaning flowers. Superior disease-resistance makes it easy for gardeners to enjoy. Winner of an Award of Excellence from the American Rose Society.
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CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:24 - 36 InchesSpacing:24 - 48 InchesSpread:24 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:YellowFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Landscapes, containersMaintenance Notes:
Prefers moist, well-drained soils. Pruning is generally not needed, but may be shaped in spring. It does not need spraying.Oso Easy Lemon Zest® Rosa x 'Chewhocan' USPP 26,914, Can 5,130
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Andrea Aubertin, Ontario, Canada, 1 year ago
I bought a pint size of this plant this spring and it bloomed all summer and beyond. It currently has 3 roses on it and it's DECEMBER in New York! Amazing roses!Sherri Catizone, New York, United States, 3 years ago
Gorgeous color that doesn't fade like other yellow roses. Crown hardy in Zone 4, generally a very nice plant habit without stems getting too asymmetrical. Generally very healthy. The flowers shatter a little bit fast, but there typically are always some on this plant. It is an amazing improvement in yellow landscape shrub roses!!!!David Zlesak, Wisconsin, United States, 8 years ago
Not only is this rose the color of a lemon, its fragrance is the beautiful , delicate smell of lemon zest. You failed to mention this in your description. Maintenance of this rose is comparable to the knock out variety.Jim McCarty, Arkansas, United States, 8 years ago