Rose Rosa 'Carefree Beauty' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 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 Related Plants to Rosa 'Carefree Beauty' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 'Wasagaming' rugosa rose Rosa rugosa 'Wasagaming' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 'Foxi' rugosa rose Rosa rugosa 'Foxi' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 'Polar Ice' rugosa rose Rosa rugosa 'Polar Ice' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 'Dart's Dash' rugosa rose Rosa rugosa 'Dart's Dash' View the discussion thread.