I ordered six 2 gallon size Oso Easy Italian ice Rose Bushes. Five appeared healthy at first; one bloomed the first week it was planted. After it bloomed, it begin to deteriorate. Per instructions from Proven Winner staff, I trimmed the dark stems, removed all spotted dark leaves and basically cut plant down to the ground. Now that rose is perking up with green foliage and appears healthy. The remaining five bushes all had buds on them and they all bloomed the second week and they were beautiful! Once they were done blooming, things went downhill. The leaves turned yellow and many leaves had dark brown/black spots on them. Also, some insect apparently thought they were good eating, as the leaves started having. holes in them. I sprayed NEEM oil lightly on the bushes. Today, 06/16/22, the five bushes are looking pretty bad. The leaves are falling off, there are no buds, but I do see some new growth. I have taken very good care of these roses and am hoping they will survive, as they are beautiful; and my order was quite expensive! I assumed that the roses would look like those advertised (in the video) and I thought they would be blooming all summer. I didn't do my homework, and now know that since they are newly planted roses (first year), it will take a year or two to bloom heartily. I wish this was explained in the advertisement. I am hoping that the roses will perk up and bloom as beautifully as they did the first week we planted them. (We used good quality compost, top soil, along with quality mulch to keep the soil moist. We planted them as instructed and do not overwater them (and when we water them it is below the leaves, not from the top). The staff at Proven Winners have all been very helpful and have been advising me what to expect with these first year rose bushes. I am optimistic that the six Oso Easy Italian ice rose bushes will improve, grow and look like the beautiful multi-colored ones in Proven Winners advertisements and videos. Thank you for letting me share my experience.
Oso Easy Italian Ice® 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).
This variety rebels against the idea that roses are hard to grow! No spraying, no deadheading, just lots of flowers all season long!
Similar to 'Peace' in its coloration, the orange buds of Oso Easy Italian Ice® rose open to soft yellow flowers melting into pink blushed margins. The soft flower color is set off nicely by its dark green, glossy foliage. Flowers are semi-doubled, with 24-30 petals per bloom. This self-cleaning rose has excellent disease-resistance, abundant flowers, and a nice habit, making it an excellent plant for home gardens.
Oso Easy Italian Ice rose is featured in our "Mama Mia" magazine ad.
Top reasons to grow Oso Easy Italian Ice rose:
- Multi-toned flowers bring unbelievably beautiful color to the garden or landscape - flower color is even more intense in autumn!
- Glossy, dark green foliage resists diseases
- Blooms all season without deadheading.Continuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingDeadheading Not NecessarySalt Tolerant
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:18 - 30 InchesSpacing:18 - 36 InchesSpread:18 - 30 InchesFlower Colors:OrangeFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:Soft yellow melts into pink margins with a hint of orangeFoliage 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 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 Italian Ice® Rosa x 'CHEWNICEBELL' USPP 26,532, Can 5,131
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Mary Boggs, Ohio, United States, 2 days ago
Purchased 7 of these roses and in may they had plenty buds. Now this month the plants have dried up and looks to have black mildew spots. I believe they will come back next year but what can I do now to get their rest of summer? I’ve purchased a few more and now I’m real worried.V Tillman, Illinois, United States, 1 week ago
Hi, we were so excited to purchase this plant as the reviews were fantastic and we are new to gardening and did not want to plant something that needed much care. This rose bloomed great for us last year however this year we do not see any sign of it regrowing. Unfortunately we have waited to long and will be unable to return as we so hoped it would grow again.Donna, Ontario, Canada, 2 weeks ago
I adore this rose. It glows in my gardens. The color stops everyone in their tracks. All of the photos I've taken of it look edited, but they aren't. It's simply stunning. And so easy to grow.Stephanie, New Hampshire, United States, 1 year ago
I bought this last year and it arrived with a bunch of buds, very healthy. It did well all summer. This year it came back even better. Didnt grow much but the colors are stunning. I am very happy. Beware, it is very thorny!!Kim, New York, United States, 1 year ago
Not Impressed. I recently planted 5 of these blah roses. Foliage is pale green, flowers are a washed out yellow, and there is no smell (I wasn't expecting any because it has never been claimed that it has any scent. It definitely pales in comparison to my Peach Drift roses which are prolific bloomers with amazing colors and deep rich green foliage. Proven Winners is an overpriced brand not worth the effort or price.Maryann, Florida, United States, 1 year ago
When this plant is blooming it's very pretty, but be prepared for a very messy flowerbed. This rose produces so many blooms that the obvious negative side effect is a solid carpet of petals once the bloom fades. Very slow to second flush...Christopher, New York, United States, 1 year ago
I've had this for two years now and it's grown so much! It was the first to bloom this year and looks spectacular. I have a lot of the oso easy rose bushes and they all have flourished with zero maintenance!Katie, Maryland, United States, 2 years ago
I am a professional rose breeder and this is my key breeder because it's excellent in every way, per the others comments. Disease-resistant, floriferous, well-clothed with glossy foliage, symmetrical, compact (3o") ---I haven't even smelled the flowers but having just read the comments, I'm going to do so right now.Marty Nemko, California, United States, 2 years ago
I have 4 of these Italian Ice rose bushes....They are beautiful and I just dare you to find a rose that smells better! They are prolific bloomers and bees love them!anita sauer, North Carolina, United States, 3 years ago