Easy Elegance® Roses

Fort Collins Nursery has dozens of varieties of beautiful roses to choose from. For those of you who prefer an easy to care for variety, look no further than the Easy Elegance® series from Bailey Nurseries. These tough, disease-resistant roses are a cross between modern shrub roses and hybrid tea varieties that were selected for their elegant flowers and reliable bloom. Easy Elegance® roses have superior heat tolerance, extreme cold hardiness and require minimal care without the fuss of complicated pruning or chemical applications to keep them blooming. They come in a variety of sizes and stunning colors to fit any space.  Here are a couple of varieties for you to consider:

Sunrise Sunset

As the name implies, Sunrise Sunset is a stunning blend, with bright fuchsia-pink petals blending to apricot near the centers. The blue-green foliage is disease resistant on this ever blooming shrub rose. Its dense, spreading habit makes it an ideal ground cover and is also well suited to mass plantings.

  • Height:2-3 ft.
  • Width:4 ft.
  • Water: Moderate
  • Bloom:Pink Blend/ Everblooming
  • Zones:3/Hardy

Sweet Fragrance

This fragrant hybrid tea shaped bloom is known for its strong fragrance. As blooms mature they turn a salmon pink color, adding extra interest to your garden through their vibrant color pallet. Clusters of buds and blooms are held on sturdy canes making them perfect flowers for cutting. Sweet Fragrance is a vigorous, upright grower with excellent disease-resistance. 

  • Height:2-4 ft.
  • Width:3-5 ft.
  • Water: Moderate
  • Bloom:Peach/ Everblooming
  • Zones:5

Screaming Neon Red™

Intense color and superior performance. Screaming Neon Red™ is sure to be a standout for any garden. With vibrant flower power and repeat blooms throughout the season, this compact rose is the perfect choice as an accent or mass planting. Remarkably rich, disease resistant, dark green foliage provides the perfect backdrop for neon-red blooms. The foliage turns a lovely burgundy-red in fall.

  • Height:3-4 ft.
  • Width:2-3 ft.
  • Water: Moderate
  • Bloom:Medium Red/ Recurrent
  • Zones:4-9


Originally published on June 1, 2018.

Originally published on June 4th, 2018. Updated on September 5th, 2019.