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'Zonta Rose 98' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 34-343
most recent 6 JUL 22 SHOW ALL
Initial post 28 FEB 09 by digger
We got Easy Going in 2004. Livin’ Easy had been such a good rose that we wanted to try the sport. We usually buy grafted plants but found an own root that looked very healthy and decided to give it a chance. There was a spot open between Livin’ Easy and Redgold so it got planted next to its established, grafted parent. It is on the east side of the lot along the driveway. It is protected from the wind there and has lots of snow piled on it in winter. It only gets about 6 hours of sun per day.

Easy Going is not cane hardy here. Canes die to the mounding or snow line. Spring growth usually starts early. That can be a bad thing. We get very hard freezes until mid May. Some early starters have to start over. New growth on EG takes the frost well. It begins blooming about the same time as LE, a few weeks after the first bloomers in our yard. Improvement has been steady and it now gives us 4 to 5 dozen blooms per flush. Turnaround time is average, about 6 weeks. Blooms open in a couple days and look good about a week. Deb doesn’t use many in bouquets. Fragrance is very mild to my nose. Deb says the scent is a bit stronger to her.

Easy Going gets 3 feet tall x 4 feet wide for us. Foliage is great, just like Livin’ Easy.
Blackspot isn't a problem for healthy roses here. I have experimented some with EG and LE. I didn’t wash foliage for a couple weeks. No powdery mildew showed on them though conditions were perfect for the stuff.

Excellent rose

South central Montana - zone 4/5

Note: Betty Boop and Easy Going are the only roses we bought own root.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 6 JUL 22 by Michael Garhart
I always love your posts. Montana is such an extreme state and its really helpful for people to see others in non-temperate climates showing full plant photos.
Discussion id : 105-032
most recent 26 AUG 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 AUG 17 by Jay-Jay
This rose easily seems to sport back to 'Livin' Easy'... and then back again to 'Easy Going'.
See attached photo's:
Reply #1 of 1 posted 26 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you for those fantastic pictures !!
Discussion id : 6-007
most recent 1 JUL 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 21 APR 04 by anonymous-31036
This is a WONDERFUL rose. It flowers constantly and the shape and size of each bloom are impressive. The scent is pleasant but not terribly strong. It is very disease resistant. It's only possible negative is it's thorns. It is one of the thorniest roses I have run across.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 1 JUL 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you !!
Discussion id : 72-517
most recent 25 JUN 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 JUN 13 by Unregistered Guest
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 JUN 13 by Patricia Routley
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