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'Easy Spirit ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 133-429
most recent 22 JUN 22 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 JUN 22 by MADActuary
One year old bushes are now blooming like a floribunda should! An outstanding performer for me in Zone 5b - came through winter unscathed. See photo I just uploaded.
Discussion id : 129-291
most recent 7 OCT 21 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 OCT 21 by MADActuary
I have 3 bushes of Easy Spirit, all planted in April 2021, all on Dr. Huey rootstock (Chicagoland Zone 5b). Easy Spirit is not your typical floribunda - it does not produce trusses of blooms on a single stem (as do Mandarin Ice and Marmalade Skies in my garden). It does like to bloom though. It's growth habit is somewhere in the middle between a hybrid tea and a floribunda.

Blooms are simply gorgeous - it has been disease free for me during our very dry 2021 season (I do spray every 10-14 days). My 3 bushes are clustered for maximum color effect and it has not disappointed. First year plant does have some drooping stems due to the bloom size. Hopefully that will lessen as the bushes mature.

Get this if you need a splash of pure white color but don't expect entirely floribunda behavior. The growth/bloom habit of Easy Spirit is similar to that of Oh My! - both very nice
Discussion id : 121-136
most recent 27 APR 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 APR 20 by kgs
2019 was a strange garden year, with a very long wet spring unusual for our climate. I also moved Easy Spirit a foot closer to a fence, and though I tried to keep as much root as possible I'm sure there was some regrowth needed. The net result was the bush appeared healthy and was disease-free but stayed small and had few blossoms (the general trend for my entire garden last year).

This year Easy Spirit has rebounded. It is almost three feet tall as of now, covered with buds and blooms, lush with leaves, and delectably fragrant. The blooms last a long time on the bush or in the vase. It continues to be disease-free. This is one of my favorite roses in my garden. I look forward to the hot days so its red picotee and "beauty spots" will appear.
Discussion id : 110-202
most recent 27 AUG 18 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 APR 18 by kgs
So far, huge luscious fragrant blooms with occasional but distinctive small hot pink "beauty marks." The first few blooms had weak stems and were nodding. As the new shrub grows, the buds and blooms are upright, even though they are 4" - 6" in diameter on a still fairly compact but well-shaped plant.
Reply #1 of 6 posted 28 APR 18 by enchantedrose
how is disease resistance?
Reply #2 of 6 posted 28 APR 18 by kgs
So far, outstanding disease resistance, but the year is young. I have been spraying all plants with copper on a two-week schedule.
Reply #3 of 6 posted 28 APR 18 by enchantedrose
thanks for the info and the quick response. She sure is pretty!
Reply #4 of 6 posted 28 APR 18 by kgs
My pleasure. Added another photo -- this plant has the most beautiful clusters. And the fragrance!
Reply #5 of 6 posted 28 APR 18 by enchantedrose
jUst checked your pics. Absolutely gorgeous!! I just ordered 2 from Edmund's. Don't know where I'm going to shoe-horn them in since I have more roses than sun!!! It's almost an illness :-)
Reply #6 of 6 posted 27 AUG 18 by kgs
I would add, I haven't sprayed sulfur since that one time, and the bush is so healthy! I have fed it a couple of times. My watering schedule on that side has been a deep drink once a week because my irrigation system had issues (just fixed yesterday).

Check the photos to see how the blooms pink up on the edges in hot weather. This is one amazing rose.
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