Monday, June 14, 2010

Cherry Pie Shrub Rose

Shrub Rose
Rosa 'Oso Easy Cherry Pie'
Synonyms: MEIbouka

This new rose sure caught me attention for being so red. It is a short spreading rose that was introduced by Proven Winners. It is supposed to be disease resistant and doesn’t require any spraying.

‘Oso Easy Cherry Pie’ is part of the Oso series of roses, which has several other roses including ‘Paprika’ (Orange), Peachy Cream (Peach), and ‘Strawberry Crush’ (Pink). This one looks like it is going to be another of the great semi-maintenance free roses that have been introduced over the last few years. The flower reminds me of ‘Home Run’ with a different habit of the bush.