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Rosa 'Carefree Beauty' (Rose)

Rosa 'Carefree Beauty' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Rosa 'Carefree Beauty' ROE-sah Common Name: Rose Synonyms: R. 'Audace' Genus: Rosa
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 characteristics: Vigorous growth. Clusters of semi-double, fragrant, pink flowers followed by orange-red hips.
Care: Prefers 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.
Propagation: Root softwood cuttings from spring to summer; root hardwood cuttings in autumn. Bud in summer. Sow seed in containers in autumn
Problems: Susceptible 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.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Fragrant Flowers; Showy Flowers; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Early Fall; Early Summer; Late Spring; Late Summer; Spring; Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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