Easy Elegance Roses
A tour of the 2010 Easy Elegance® Rose garden showcases these popular, easy-growing roses in all colors and sizes. Zone 9-hardy plants are available at better garden centers across the area. One new variety adaptable to Zone 9 joins this year’s collection—Coral Cove, an ever-blooming petite rose with pink, orange and yellow petals.
Coral Cove and six other heat-tolerant varieties are shown below.
Coral Cove is new to the Easy Elegance family this year. With incredible color, petite size and superior disease resistance, Coral Cove has it all! An ever blooming gem, Coral Cove offers double blooms with dark pink outer petals that mature to a vibrant orange and finally a bright yellow in the center. Its petite size and round form make it ideal for creating informal hedges, and its vibrant colors allow it to pair easily in any garden setting. Height: 2 feet.
My Girl brings a sassy swing back to the garden. The ruffled, deep-pink blossoms make a bold impact. Its compact growth habit and medium green foliage make it the perfect plant for garden borders or groupings. Height:
High Voltage, an electrifying shrub rose, provides shockingly beautiful medium yellow flowers with an upright growth pattern and disease-free foliage. Large, plentiful blooms make High Voltage a show stopper in any garden. Height: 2 1/2-4 feet.
Paint the Town! Wonderful clusters of red hybrid tea-shaped blooms carpet this rose from head to foot. Glossy, dark green foliage accents the red perfectly and highlights the incredible flower effect all season long. The even spreading-to-mounded habit is as well suited to container gardening as it is to the border. Height: 2-3 feet.
Sweet Fragrance has hybrid tea-shaped buds in tropical tints of coral and orange with a deep yellow base swirl. The buds open to full, sweetly fragrant, apricot blossoms. Each bloom matures to salmon-pink adding interest with the range of color. Clusters of buds and blooms are held on sturdy canes making them perfect for cutting. A vigorous, upright grower with excellent disease-resistance. Height: 2-4 feet.
Yellow Brick Road, a neat, round, compact shrub covers itself with clusters of old-fashioned, lemon-yellow blossoms. The outer petals are slightly lighter in color. Blooms mature to butter-cream, extending the pallet of colors. Use this rose to add a splash of color in the front of a low hedge or as a groundcover. Blackspot resistant. Height: 2-3 feet.
All the Rage features a color change performance that is Oscar worthy. Tight coral buds burst into apricot-colored blooms with luminous yellow centers. As the flowers mature, they take on a lipstick-pink hue, then drop cleanly away. Height: 2 1/2-4 feet.