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ROSA (LIVIN' EASY™)

Image of Rosa 'Harwelcome' (LIVIN' EASY™) PP9161

James H. Schutte

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

ROSA 'Harwelcome'(LIVIN' EASY™) PP9161

Plant Common Name

Floribunda Rose, Livin' Easy™ Rose

General Description

Large fully double roses in shades of orange, pink and yellow are the highlight of the floribunda rose, Livin’ Easy™. Hybridized by J. L. Harkness and introduced in 1992 by Weeks Roses, this heavy bloomer also boasts glossy green foliage that’s blackspot resistant.

Livin’ Easy™ is a woody deciduous shrub with stems lined with sharp woody thorns. It has a bushy habit, compound leaves that are dark to medium green and is everblooming. Its large clusters of fully double (25 to 30 petals) flowers are blended shades of warm rose pink, orange and yellow and have a slight sweet, fruity fragrance. With good care, shrubs produce large, abundant clusters all season long.

Roses prefer full to partial sun, moderate temperatures and perfectly drained, slightly acid soil with average to good fertility. They grow best in places with slightly dry climates, because such climates disfavor the fungal diseases that plague them. For this reason, it is important to maintain good airflow within and between planted roses through good planting and pruning practices which will dissuade fungal attacks. Roses are rife with pest and disease problems. Fortunately, newer cultivars like this one are bred to be disease resistant.

Floribunda roses are a landscape must. They are perfect for sunny foundations, mixed borders and hedges.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m

  • Width

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Orange, Pink, Rose

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Sandy Brown, Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No