Carefree Delight Rose
Rosa 'Carefree Delight'
Rosa 'Carefree Delight' flowers
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
Group/Class: Shrub Rose
Covered in large single pink flowers in early summer, repeat-blooming; shiny dark green foliage; bushy, upright habit, quite adaptable and resistant to disease, a valuable garden shrub
Carefree Delight Rose is bathed in stunning lightly-scented pink flowers with yellow eyes and white centers at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer, which emerge from distinctive crimson flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy red hips displayed from mid to late fall. The spiny brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Carefree Delight Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Carefree Delight Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Carefree Delight Rose will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.