The Livin Easy Rose, is a blend of apricot, orange, peach and copper. The orange/apricot colored blooms are flat to cup shaped and frilly with 25-30 petals.
The above picture was sent in by a reader; Leslie, Victoria, B.C., Canada
Leslie writes; very fragrant, large flowers, very hardy
The backs of the petals are slightly paler in color, with more yellow in the center. The wavy petals are thick, and shield shaped, with little pointed tips.
The small pointed buds open in a pale shade of apricot, then blush to orange with age. A bush in full bloom appears to have different colored roses on it all times, as the flowers are in different stages of age.
The flowers open slightly cupped, eventually showing golden stamens, and acquiring crimson edges as they age.
Blooms appear in small clusters of 3-7, and are produced prolifically.
These easy care Floribunda roses are great for the beginning rose gardener, or for those who feel that growing roses is to much work.
Hybridizer Bred by the British firm of Harkness in the United Kingdom (1992) Introduced into the USA by Weeks wholesale as;'Fellowship', also known as 'HARwelcome', and 'Easy Livin'.
Blooms Apricot orange blend, large, informal blooms
Foliage Glossy dark olive green foliage is quite thorny
Fragrance moderate, fruity fragrance
Growth Habits Vigorous growing bush that grows 4-5' tall by 5-6' wide
Awards AARS 1996, Royal national Rose Society Gold Medal 1990, Portland Gold Medal 1998
Hardy zones zones 5-9
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This is a vigorous growing rose that can grow to be 4-5' tall. It is rather dense, and rounded in shape. It is well armed with prickly thorns all down the stems.
These orange roses grow well in a wide variety of climates. It repeats quickly and well, producing sprays of blooms on rugged, highly disease resistant plants.
This is an especially good landscape rose that looks superb in massed plantings. (So for the full effect of this gleaming beauty, plant more than one!)
By; PD Laich in Pennsylvania
We love the orange/apricot color of our new Livin'Easy floribunda rose...and the fragrance is a light spice--so nice.
The flowers open quickly and last well when cut and enjoyed in a vase. This rose is an unusual color and a really nice addition--I suggest y'all give this one a try!
More Reader Comments
Sandy- New Jersey writes; I highly recommend this rose!
Barbara -Austin Texas writes; Love, love, love this rose, no blackspot, no mildew, and gangbuster blooms!