First is Oso Easy Fragrant Spreader by Proven Winners Plants and it is very fragrant. It smells like an old fashioned rose. That is one plant above which was planted in May 2008. It is evergreen in my Zone 7 garden. It blooms like this all summer. This picture was taken yesterday.
I have to keep it trimmed once a month as it spreads by layering. It also spreads normally and stretches out its arms about 3 feet. Those arms bury under the mulch and make another plant. So every month, I take my Fiskers and wack it off.
These Oso Easy roses would be good in containers or on a hill. I may move it at the end of this season. My only complaint about this plant is how the blooms lay low to the ground if any rain or wind comes along as you can see it doing above. The blooms form in clusters at the end of the stems.
Here is Paprika. It hasn’t grown as wide and it’s my favorite of all the Oso roses. It’s not as aggressive. I love the blooms and they really make a statment.
It stands more upright but is still a spreader. None of my Oso roses have had any pest or disease even when the others did. My garden is totally organic. If I see a bug, I use a strong home made soap spray. Remember to use soap and not detergent. Detergent will only clean the bugs. Soap dries out their exoskeleton or soft bodies.
Here it is below behind the Red Twig Dogwoods that I’m training in to small trees that will frame my entryway. Just to remind everyone, my gardens are only a year old. I’ve been a gardener for 40+ years and so when I moved in this house last April 08, I knew how to prepare the gardens and exactly what plants I wanted.
Below is Oso Easy Strawberry Crush. She is the most graceful looking of the three. She grows about the same as Fragr
Next in my garden will be Senorita Rosalita Cleome