I Love The Oso Easy Petit Pink Rose

Jul 10, 2020 | Love This!

Name:  Rosa ‘ZLEMarianne Yoshida’ aka Oso Easy Petit Pink landscape rose.

Type of Plant:  A shrub rose that stays under 4 feet and is repeat flowering and disease resistant. This rose has bubblegum pink flowers that are small but numerous.

Why I Love/Hate this plant   This spring was pretty much a prescription for black spot on roses in this area, and I love the fact that the Oso Easy Petit Pink shows very little black spot damage. I also like the compact form, and I know that many gardeners will appreciate having a lower-growing plant for around patios, in foundation plantings and for growing in perennial gardens.

A Word to the Wise:   Like any rose, you want to provide compost-enriched soil, an organic fertilizer formulated for roses, and a two inch layer of mulch to suppress weeds and hold in moisture. Although this, like many landscape roses, don’t require deadheading, doing so can accelerate repeat blooming.

This shrub rose is filled with small, pink flowers.

This rose is perfect for combining with perennials in a flower garden.

The old flower stems are easily removed with a quick clipping with scissors or a pair of pruners. Notice that this plant has a bit of blackspot but is still green and thriving while flowering.  I have many other roses that are totally filled with black spot this summer, so this one is appreciated for its resistance.

4 Comments

  1. Ruth

    I just purchased 6 OSO EASY Petit Pink from Home Depot today. When I went online to see how to care for them, I noticed most nurseries have discontinued carrying them. Would you know why? I’d be interested in knowing before I plant them and wonder if I should exchange them for a different rosebush. Thank you so much for your advice and help!

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    • CL Fornari

      Since this plant is still listed on the Proven Winners Website I know that it’s still available. I have no idea why nurseries aren’t carrying them, although it might be because the grower who used to supply them decided not to grow them, or went out of business, or…. In any case, it’s a great shrub. Easy, hardy and flower filled.

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  2. Karen Cservenyak

    My O So Easy petite pink rose. Has lost most of its beautiful roses. Is this normal

    Reply
    • CL Fornari

      It could be in between bloom cycles. Deadhead it, give it some Rosetone and wait…

      Reply

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