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'Easy Going ™' rose Description
'Easy Going ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jay-Jay
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium yellow Floribunda.
Registration name: Don Quichotte ®,  HARflow
Exhibition name: Easy Going ™
Origin:
Discovered by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1996).
Introduced in United Kingdom by R Harkness & Co. Ltd. in 1998 as 'Easy Going'.
Class:
Floribunda.  Easy-To-Love ™.  
Bloom:
Golden-yellow, apricot shading.  Moderate, honey fragrance.  up to 30 petals.  Average diameter 4.25".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, upright.  Large, glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 35" to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, very blackspot resistant..  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 10,478  on  7 Jul 1998   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/735,235  on  22 Oct 1996
HARflow was discovered as a natural occurring mutation of HARwelcome. It has golden yellow flowers, bright green foliage, and is highly resistant to blackspot.
Notes:
In his garden in Tyler, Texas, Mark Chamblee, of Chamblee's Rose Nursery, grows 'Belinda's Dream', 'Marie Daly', 'Marie Pavie', 'Livin' Easy', 'Easy Going', 'Knockout', and 'Mermaid'. Mark likes these varieties because "they have great hardiness and disease resistance, they are low maintenance and are very free blooming."
Breeder: Richard Harkness. Participated in the 1997 Monza Competition (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli).