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Oso Easy Lemon Zest® Rose Rosa x

  • Sun
Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
3' 3' 91cm 91cm
Height: 2' - 3'
Spread: 2' - 3'
Height: 61cm - 91cm
Spread: 61cm - 91cm
  • Details

    24 - 36 Inches
    24 - 48 Inches
    24 - 36 Inches
    61cm - 91cm
    61cm - 1.2m
    61cm - 91cm


    Still think yellow roses are tough to grow?  Not this rebel!

    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.

    As seen in our "Rebels" ad.

    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    24 - 48 Inches 61cm - 1.2m
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 

    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).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Mass Planting
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Landscapes, containers

    Maintenance 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
  • 8 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I purchased one of these last year in a quart pot and am simply amazed! The bright yellow flower color does not fade like most yellow roses and in a single year it has reached its mature height and width! A must have for anyone wanting an easy to grow rose.

      Bryan French
      , West Virginia
      , United States
      , 6 weeks ago
    • I purchased two of these roses from Proven Winners online two or three springs ago. They were tiny when they arrived, but healthy looking. Both of them are thriving in my full sun flower bed. They are about 2 feet by 2 feet. I love the pure, clear yellow color, especially paired with blues and purples. This is one of my very favorite roses. I am happy with my purchase.

      Karen Diehl
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • 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.

      Andrea Aubertin
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 3 years 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
      , 4 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
      , 9 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
      , 10 years ago
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