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Carefree Beauty Rose
Rosa 'Carefree Beauty'
Category: Roses Shrub Roses
Subcategory: Shrub Roses
Carefree Beauty rose is all the reason you need to love roses! Gorgeous pink blooms, rich green foliage, very low maintenance, excellent disease resistance and vigorous growth are all reasons for its year-after-year popularity. Carefree Beauty is a shrub rose.
Big Blooms Just Keep Coming on Carefree Beauty Rose
The Carefree Beauty rose blooms profusely beginning early in the season and repeat quickly and often throughout the growing season. (It repeats so often that flowers and fruit often appear simultaneously.) The fragrant, semi-double 4-inch blooms are more neatly formed than most shrub roses – more like finicky hybrid teas. Carefree Beauty blooms open with deep pink petals that lighten to an apple blossom pink as they age. This sets-up an eye-catching multi-color effect, especially as blooms wave.
Carefree Beauty’s broad, upright habit combined with its dense, deep green foliage makes it especially suitable as a hedge or border. Expect growth to about 3-feet wide and 3-5 feet tall. Carefree Beauty Roses prefer at least 6-hours full sun during the blooming season and is exceptionally cold hardy (zones 4-9.) The Carefree Beauty Rose does well in just about any well-drained soil.
Carefree Beauty -- A Low Maintenance Rose
Carefree Beauty rose has outstanding disease resistance. Black-spot and other common rose nuisances are not to be feared. As with any new rose, water the plant well and use only 100% organic fertilizer until established. Once established, fertilize once monthly (March-August).
Remove dropped leaves at the end of the season and provide some fresh mulch in early spring. Cutting-back dormant plants in late winter will help maintain their form. Deadheading Carefree Beauty will encourage more blooms but is not required. Of course, you will need to water in periods of drought, especially the year of planting. That’s about all the maintenance you’ll need to think about.
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun Shade Preferences: Full Sun