Rose

Rosa 'Carefree Beauty'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Rose (Rosa 'Carefree Beauty')
ROE-sah
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.

Overview

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
Type
Shrubs

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