Rose (Rosa 'Livin' Easy') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Livin' Easy'
'HARwelcome'
'Fellowship'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Orange and orange blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters, with ruffled petals
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Extra Color Info: Orange and apricot blend
Growth Habit: Height 3-5 ft
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Harkness, 1992
Optimal growing zones: Zone 5b and warmer
Awards: AARS: 1996

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Southampton x Remember Me
Child plants: 5 child plants

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Comments:
Posted by Robynznest (Pittsburg, MO) on Sep 29, 2011 1:58 PM

This is the most stunning rose I have. The apricot blend of colors stands out so much that it drew strangers in off the road just to get a closer look and to smell the light, clean, classic rose smell. I wish I had taken a picture of it. I certainly will next year.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 11:44 AM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"This rose is not faint of heart as this rose screams for attention. Its bright pumpkin colored flowers steal the show from the pastel colors in most gardens. This rose is an excellent container specimen as it is compact and thick and needs minimal upkeep."

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Feb 8, 2014 2:19 PM

Livin' Easy is a trouper of a floribunda rose. Loves to bloom with such brightly colored flowers and lots of them. I planted it in my front yard where everyone going by can see it.

Rita, located on the north shore of Nassau County Long Island, NY zone 6/7, where it is humid in the summer and roses always need to be sprayed with systemic fungicide to avoid blackspot.

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