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Rosa 'Carefree Beauty'

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This vigorous, upright shrub rose sports smooth, olive-green leaves and clusters of cup-shaped, semi-double, fragrant, bubble-gum-pink flowers from spring to fall. Flowers are followed by round hips in shades of orange and red.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsVigorous growth. Clusters of semi-double, fragrant, pink flowers followed by orange-red hips.

CarePrefers an open site in full sun. Best in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Plant in late fall or early spring, when the ground is not frozen. Remove suckers from rootstock as soon as they appear.

PropagationRoot softwood cuttings from spring to summer; root hardwood cuttings in autumn. Bud in summer. Sow seed in containers in autumn

ProblemsSusceptible to aphids, leafhoppers, spider mites, scale insects, caterpillars, sawfly larvae, cane borers, Japanese beetles, rose stem girdlers, thrips, rose chafers, rose midges, rose slugs, and leaf cutting bees. Rabbits and deer can also cause damage. Prone to black spot, rust, powdery mildew, dieback, canker, crown gall, viruses, and downy mildew.

  • Genus : Rosa
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Spring, Late Summer, Spring, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Showy Fruit
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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